don't ask me where gandymede is - it was a dream - not a nice one either it's not that other place you're thinking of [more inside]
nothing like elvis, i guess [more inside]
it's like raggedy ann only gother [more inside]
just an expression of a certain side of me ... [more inside]
This is a sad, grim, angry dirge that I wrote out of frustration at my complicity in systemic injustice. 100% Ableton Live software instruments, aside from the percussion in the final chorus, which is a Nord Drum 3P, which is AMAZING btw. [more inside]
Based on a true story. Written and performed by Tim Long. [more inside]
not my autobiography, but it's still symbolic [more inside]
blame doesn't work that often [more inside]
new rpm album - stone the moon [more inside]
Imagine an anthemic indie punk song written by Ric Ocasic
A simple pop song for synth, drum machine and vocoder. Featuring another cheeky sequence from the Prophet-6! [more inside]
Loud, obnoxious, a bit chiptune-y. A fun palate cleanser in preparation for the upcoming challenge.
A bit of a departure. This is a bit of living noodling with a drum machine and a couple of tracks laid down with an OP-1. There's no real tune here, just an atmosphere. Something that's probably impossible to recreate, so enjoy.
We have a Prophet-6 at work right now and I just found out that the sequencer is polyphonic. Programmed a chordy little loop and messed around with it a bit while grabbing it on my H2. Hope you enjoy the pure, unaccompanied sound of this gorgeous synthesizer!
Song about the creeping realization of depression while in a beautiful place. Features guitar, horns, electric guitar, percussion. [more inside]
Slowly mutating melody with some clicks, bass, and wobbly lead.
A more completed version of the song I posted a couple of weeks ago
A noisy version of the piece where every instrument is played through at least two overdrive pedals. [more inside]
vocodin' [more inside]
Instrumental piece I recorded for the Short, "These Few Hours".
A work in progress, think drop nineteens mixed with modern indie pop
Song written with my old band, Big Ghost, about unseasonable New England weather. Bit of an oldy but goody, I threw together this recording to send to my old bandmates on the east coast as I live in sin in California. Hope you enjoy. If you can, please help me with toning down the harshness while keeping the excited sound. [more inside]
Ramon Fernandez, tell me, if you know, Why, when the singing ended and we turned Toward the town, tell why the glassy lights, The lights in the fishing boats at anchor there, As night descended, tilting in the air, Mastered the night and portioned out the sea, Fixing emblazoned zones and fiery poles, Arranging, deepening, enchanting night. Oh! Blessed rage for order, pale Ramon, The maker’s rage to order words of the sea, Words of the fragrant portals, dimly-starred, And of ourselves and of our origins, In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds. - Wallace Stevens
A song for the new year, about making it through another year, and doing it together, and finding the ways to do it without the folks who didn't. [more inside]
I did a cover of my favorite song by Pinback. It's as close as they get to church, I think.
This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
"I can't do anything without thinking about you next"
This is a song that I deeply regret, but it's been going around in my head for weeks now so I have to get it out. I originally thought that it would sound good as a thrash version, but this seems quite nice. Please feel free to add an instrumental and send me a copy :)
"Gymnopedie" is just a pretentious word for "Barefoot". I made this for DJ Stashu's Homemade Polka Contest on WFMU. [more inside]
Track one off our most recent release, a dual album set called Infrared & Ultraviolet. This is the first song on Ultraviolet. For once we get right to the point, & make a short & sweet 8 1/2 minutes. Made up on the spot - totally improvisational. Titled such because there's three of us & we mirror one another as we play. Plus, it breaks space. [more inside]
bluebar wrote a sweet little ditty on guitar, and I doubled him on the wurlitzer
Another weird, haunting indie folk song from yours truly! There is also a weird, haunting music video located here. This is all part of my first official release, which I am super excited about, under my stage name MK Ellison.
A groovy bit sandwiched in between two playful piano improvisations a la Kate Bush sort of 3 movements, if you will 1. Prelude 2. Groove 3. Postlude or 'Outtro"
Just having a play on my day off
Just some four-on-the-floor.
Trying out a new thing with an honest song about actual life. [more inside]
Walking with pushchairs to make the little one sleep forces you outside. [more inside]