More concertina and bayan based minimalist weirdness, this time with trombone! Noisy bits are just clickety clacking the bayan's keys, and crumpling some paper.
I'm learning to play the bayan (Russian Chomatic button accordion) and the concertina, and accidentally fell into Terry Riley / Steve Reich territory. [more inside]
After learning of the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, I was inspired to pull this old Hence The Name song out of the archives. Hope you enjoy it. [more inside]
Recently met a dog with a mighty fine behind. [more inside]
A song (accompanied by accordion) about past, current and future(?) events. May or may not be helpful for election obsessives. Spoiler warning: spoilers. [more inside]
Featuring the voice of greenish as the Computer. I thought it would be fun to do it slower, using mostly analog instruments and a computer to record it, in juxtaposition to how Kraftwerk originally recorded it in 1981 (using computer instruments and I'm guessing analog tape). Also I was feverish with Lyme Disease while I recorded it. Song #11 in Unu Kanto Po Semajno.
For GregNog's Mefi Cover Challenge and Song #7 in the Unu Kanto Po Semajno collection, I roped greenish and her awesome set of pipes all the way in from across the ocean! [more inside]
Def Leppard's deathless anthem, reimagined as a power chord étude for the accordion. [more inside]
A stripped-down version (accordion and vocals) of the They Might Be Giants obscurity, for the Flood project. [more inside]
Merry Christmas! Here's an arrangement of Bennington, No. 408t in the Shenandoah Harmony (www.shenandoahharmony.com). Poetry by Isaac Watts 1706, original shape note arrangement by Billings, 1770. [more inside]
Changing gears a bit, we go to one of the more fascinating anthems to grace the album. Kassaman's lyrics were written by Algerian poet Mufdi Zakariah while imprisoned by French colonial forces. He wrote the verses on his cell walls using his own blood. They are, by nature, extremely violent, and (far as I know) may comprise the only national anthem which mentions machine guns directly. [more inside]
The fourth and final song on our [Habrok] upcoming EP is finally mixed, and I believe this is the top candidate for the single. Please enjoy :) [more inside]
Yes, that is an accordion. Habrok once agains seeks to assuage all our fellow travelers, and wish to impart sincere empathy to any of those that find themselves awash in the tides of life. [more inside]
Sometimes, you find exactly how many reeds you are absolutely necessary to make the sound you want, then you add two more accordions. Previously. [more inside]
Inspired by a short conversation with my girlfriend. [more inside]
My housemate and I take a little break from finals. Jonathan Coulton cover! Enjoy! [more inside]
improvised jazz solo on accordion. Turned in for college credit as a melody exercise. [more inside]
Perhaps the best thing you can ever do to an accordion. Accordion by Tommy Scheurich, live effects manipulation by me, Timbill Corder. [more inside]
I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
I thought this month's "Summer Song" challenge would be a slam dunk -- breezy, fluffy bubblegum! I can do that! I regret to report that Things Did Not Go As Planned. [more inside]
This is my first cross-country collaboration with my old friend Blue Bar. He wrote the song--it's a melancholy waltz. He also sings on the track, and plays guitar. I fill in on accordion and drums.
Accordion and ukulele duet, covering Miley Cyrus. Enjoy! [more inside]
Accordion + ukulele + godzilla themed love song= Win?? [more inside]
Done in one take with the mic built into my laptop. Poor recording quality, but still lots of fun. Hope you enjoy. [more inside]
Who's getting wasted today? I said Who's Getting Wasted?! Well alright!! Hope you're drinking lots of green beer, remember to tip your bartenders. We've been Tam and the Shanters, thanks for coming out tonight! [more inside]
Adapted from a Poem by James Joyce, from "Chamber Music." [more inside]
Young people questioning morally ambiguous, age-old disputes. Singing about it...through me. Also about hot fudge. Yum. YUM.
I've started a blog on which I post a new song a day...this is the third one (last Wednesday). That's the story behind this song. It's about trying to hold on to a time and place (or at least that's what I said in the post). [more inside]
Poppy little song on elec. piano, accordion, improvised drum kit (featuring half empty bottle of crushed red pepper flakes), banjolele, etc.
We're trying to decipher notes taken down on arms and hands. [more inside]
A song I wrote for my now-defunct band, The Whoreshoes. [more inside]
An accordion based tribute to a Swedish broken heart. very rough audacity+headset recording. [more inside]
October 1996. My wife was gone to visit her folks in France. I was sitting at home with a Boss DR-5, a Fostex four track cassette machine and a twelve pack of Red Dog. [more inside]
Because I have no shame, I have used an accordion to cover Journey. [more inside]
Sailor Martin sings about what he knows. Ukulele, toy accordion, tambourine, wooden fish that makes "clopping" noises, and, at one point, a duet between a tin whistle and a plastic ocarina. The 15th and final entry in the RPM challenge. [more inside]
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
A friend of mine had a terrible crush on her podiatrist, so I wrote a song about it. [more inside]
A song for the season. Slightly disturbing. [more inside]
Written to satisfy both a Songfight challenge and the mefi music challenge. Who says you can't spook two horses with one chestnut? Featuring three buttons on my accordion.
I usually only sing on tracks when it's necessary to fulfill the requirements of a compilation, as was the case with this medley from Flogging a Dead Cow, the Dead Milkmen tribute album. Another "quality" Hence The Name product.
Pawn shop accordion 303 twiddlin' attention-deficit toytown junglism. Yes, it uses the amen break unapologetically, but it was '98 and I was too young to realize how played it was. Hope you enjoy it.