The last – and melodically and harmonically my favorite – song on the All Her Angels EP. Guess the secret lyrics for the (instrumental) chorus! Or invent your own.
I have no idea what Scandinavian dances sound like, but I thought this riff sounded vaguely like Elegy-era Amorphis and what I remember of Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok. [more inside]
A fast, upbeat back-and-forth between piano and synths - the piano gets a little moody but the choruses are simple uplifting fun. It's track 4/5 on the All Her Angels EP.
It's track 3/5 on the All Her Angels EP and you can watch a play-through of it as a BeatSaber level too! Has some very pretty piano if I say so myself.
"It sounds like two forest spirits having a duet" – and it is track 2/5 on the All Her Angels EP.
It's track 5/5 on the Hellish EP, and the highest tempo by a good measure, at a brisk 175bpm with it's own kind of groove.
A dance track that goes pretty hard! Your enjoyment might be enhanced by a very basic but very cute animation loop. This is Track 4/5 on the EP. [more inside]
A pretty simple dance tune. I borrowed (well, adapted) a melody, I admit - but it was a 4/4 melody crying out to be in 3/4, and I wanted to set it right. This is track 2/5 on the Hellish EP.
Upbeat melodic Euro-trance style tune with big hooks - should get you to put your hands up and/or your foot down. Check out the video here. [more inside]
LF System (acoustic ft Silk) and The Strokes
I wrote and recorded a dance song. [more inside]
Pretty Hate Machine style b a n g e r. [more inside]
Instrumental: bass, guitars, drum machine, arpeggiator. Sort of industrial at times.
My kids complained they couldn't dance to any of my music so I threw and impromptu office dance party with them. [more inside]
Driving on the freeway music. [more inside]
A collaborative DIY minimalist techno track [more inside]
Another IDM travelogue inspired by the remote land arrows of the Transcontinental Airway System. Music for dancing, thinking, or especially (if you have the means) driving.
I've spent an agonizing 11 days dialing this one to perfection. Another bumper that hearkens back to my high school days, when a song couldn't possibly have enough rhythm tracks. Suitable for all your living-room silent discos.
A bit of Four Tet meets '90s house, with a sideways glance to Laurie Anderson. Inspiration. Recorded for my new monthly subscription music project, Faulty Machine Recordings Service.
Not a Donald Fagen cover, alas, but a moody slice of danceable IDM in the early-'90s style. Recorded for my new monthly subscription music project, Faulty Machine Recordings Service.
Electronics + Piano. Lots of harmonic and rhythmic drive.
For your pleasure (or pain), here's some retro-dancy/electronic melancholia we put together for the CBC song-off.
This is a little tachycardia-inducing club banger at 150bpm that I made entirely in iMaschine 2 on the train over a few commutes. I stopped when I ran out of clip slots (you get four per each of four tracks, so...).
The Dreamliner effect. That’s a better way to fly.
Original tune - not related to any others of the same name - for piano and electronics. Around 124 bpm, 4/4, lots of melody, lots of drama. The last track completed for my Migration album.
Another older one... hoping to get some new stuff finished soon but here is a fun track in the meantime!
A simple dance track [more inside]
Part three of the serial instrumental, Creature Of Habit. [more inside]
This year's blossom jam, out by coincidence a year after the 1st one almost to the day. Happy blossom season to all the Victorians! [more inside]
My version of a popular holiday favorite. [more inside]
Just as the seasons can see a categorical change in all the features embodied in this one unifying phenomenon we call 'the weather', so too can a song be totally turned on its head from the original version, doing a near about-face.... that is what happened to this track in this remix by Malcolm Holmes, famous for his participation in legendary synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). [more inside]
Piano, strings, and electronics on a journey across a strange, wide landscape. [more inside]
A short piano solo! Minor key, triplet feel, maybe a little jazzy, better suited to Halloween than early spring, but what can I do? It's a free download at BandCamp complete with suitably batty artwork. [more inside]
Dancing is for squares. [more inside]
Dance-Rock Late-70's-type Instrumental. Maybe if Thin Lizzy and the Talking Heads were commissioned to write the theme song to CHiPs? The only lyrics are "B'doo deh du" and "Bah-Bah-Bah-Bomp!" [more inside]
Reggae made with the infectious Caribbean enthusiasm of Leonard Cohen [more inside]
You can feel the beat rising, incrementally, step by step. Melody, chorus, melody, chorus... The air clears. It's that part in the song that builds and builds to it's highest point and then [more inside]
A profane dance celebrating being on vacation. [more inside]
So much music, so little time. Even in the mind of the remixer, likely that expression would sound something like "So many remix options, so little time"… which is why we're lucky there are so many different great remixers in this world (yes, there certainly are a lot of terrible ones too)… But here we have a wonderful remix by Brazil's Mind Movies of Ummagma's track 'Lama'. Certainly do hope you will enjoy this vision too.
Fast catchy tune with a thumping chorus - but the piano takes the star turn in the verses. [more inside]
Ever hear a sound that falls and rises at the same time? This is NOT a song that captures the feel of No Shave November. [more inside]
I can't believe you've done this. Electro-dance-pop. [more inside]
Words can only be twisted so many ways, but the same words can sound to a host of melodies. That's what happens when you dabble in the world of remixes too, such as this one by Ummagma. Really impressed with the transformation from the original track. [more inside]
Even more (distorted) pump organ in your electronic music. [more inside]
What's up guys, This is a new track that I produced and wrote. The singer on the track is Sean Michael Murray, who starred in the American Idiot musical. We're releasing it on June 10. Just in time, as I think this one feels like summer. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening, Bobby Green
What might be the outcome of taking a rather dreamy pulse-based trance inducing track, stripping it back, adding an addictive disco electronic undertone and phasing ghost-like vocals here and there (and rather rare)…? Have a listen and then you will know :)