Another song in the 'I'm trying my hand at writing and recording rock music single-handedly in my bedroom' project. Looking for criticism, suggestions, tips, etc. - on mixing especially. [more inside]
A rock ode to the bat that clung to the Space Shuttle Discovery. Thoughts? [more inside]
So, I've been experimenting with writing and recording pop music - currently in my bedroom with garageband. I'm an amateur. I may have gotten a little effect happy on this one. But hey, it's a start. [more inside]
Another older piece I composed, in 2006. It uses a sort of minimalist, pseudo-metric modulation that, even though the tempo stays the same throughout, creates a kind of time-warpy impression. [more inside]
I thought I'd throw a few older compositions up here for fun. This is a short piano trio I composed in 2004. Lots of extended techniques and other academic foolery. But it still rocks a little, when it does.
Wow, yet another electro-acoustic song, this time from Thanks To Science, We've Got Love. [more inside]
just one of those days - weight-o-the world is so too much, it's funny
This another electro-acoustic tune of mine with distinct hints of Ennio Morricone. [more inside]
This song started off as a 30 second pitch for a cell phone commercial. [more inside]
Love song meets murder ballad. [more inside]
This is a kind of electro-acoustic-surf cover of a song that's been covered to death. The version I know was Bobby Vinton's. [more inside]
A little something my "group" (Obscure Reference and I) put together.
My string trio playing 'Ashokan Farewell,' a new American tune. [more inside]
rough cut of a song i am in the process of writing [more inside]
Just another game song i was working on...tried to make it sound like a lazy laid back easy going town theme ... let me know how i did ..
This is a song i am working on for a theme to one of the bosses in an RPG i am working on with my brother.
Soft piano with acoustic backing... [more inside]
i made this song a while back with fruityloops3. I just recently remixed it with FL Studio 7. was curious if i would get any feedback...good or bad
Juan and Don Benito discuss the heroes from their childhoods. [more inside]
A VDU is, of course, a video display unit. A song about one of the things the Web has made: Millions of people who sit all day long staring at a screen. [more inside]
Although not strictly part of this month's challenge, I would like to point out that this song, which deals with how our social media lives on after we die, is heavily inspired by "Waiting for My Man." [more inside]
by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken, Bass: Jim Hartley, Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan
A song about oversharing. [more inside]
Yet another from my series of glam and punk inspired songs about the series of tubes we call the Interweb. [more inside]
by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken Bass: Jim Hartley Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan
All right - second track from my in-the-works EP. Constructive criticism appreciated! [more inside]
Folksie fun-times with my band, Borachio. (I'm on drums.) We did this in my guest room, separately, so it's only so decent, but hopefully you'll see what we're going for.
A birthday present for my girlfriend a year or two ago. [more inside]
this is the second song i've written in 10 years, and the first good one.
We all have our obsessions.
This is a new track by my band, Royal Quiet Deluxe -- I play an amplified typewriter for percussion, Tim plays guitar, and two chickens vocalize and play keys. Also, a phone recording of a PSA about Exotic Newcastle Disease in Southern California is mixed in along with crickets, locusts, and other summer sounds in the Virginia mountains. [more inside]
A friend's Tweet caught my ear. I tried to get it out of my head. It didn't work. [more inside]
This song liberally samples a song by Beri Saharof by the same name. What you never heard of Beri Saharof? Check him out, he's pretty good, sings mostly in hebrew, what with him being israeli. I discovered his music in an excellent movie called Saint Clara, good luck finding that one! This one sounds especially good in a car once the bass line kicks in.
Probably my best song on my new album "Objects in Space". One of the few songs I've ever sung on. Excellent turntable work by E_B_A. You can download this, and any of my music at my website popamericana.com/76.
This is a live recording of Royal Quiet Deluxe, my band from 1998. The track features manipulated drum machines and vocals, bass, and two chickens playing keyboards. [more inside]
It's a cover, but not exactly. I was too lazy to figure out the whole song, so I just took the basic hook and had some fun with it. First time working in Reason.
Kind of a loud rock song. First single off my next album.
Another tale (the first, and only) involving Agent Expatokeydokey.. The fire sounds are from a hookah coal. The noise is from a failing cable from the psr-520.. or from me
mmmm spy music [more inside]
Actually, I'm only a arranger, music is composed by computer (software "Virtual Music Composer"). [more inside]
I'll try to have the final version up tomorrow. Details inside. [more inside]
A laptop-demo of a song that I'm doing currently live solo + live with a band. This version if solo + looped, so it's one take, but I'm looking to record it for real pretty soon - so please, I beseech you for constructive criticism! Gracias!
The guitar player, Sken, and I have been working on this and a few other pieces in my garage without the benefit of a drummer for a little while. Although this is far from complete, after finally adding the much needed drummer, I'm too excited not to upload it. Here we, Fralex9, are practicing at "Studio A" in Seattle with Christa Kae on drums.
This month's themes (cupcake, brisk, interstitials) didn't exactly turn the inspiration amplifier up to 11, but, goddammit, I ain't one to run away from a challenge, no sirree. I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. So this one goes out to you, my little cupcake. You know who you are. [more inside]
The first mostly completed track in a larger project my wife Lori and I are working on under the name Tangemeenie, called "The Gilded Age." It's obliquely about the romantic (and so often foolhardy) impulse to knock down giants just to watch them fall. Lyrics inside. [more inside]
Well, it's a few days late for the November '07 MeFi Music Challenge, but my on-the-fritz computer spent most of the month in the repair shop, plus the dog ate my homework, but better late than never, I reckon. So this one's going under the veryfewwords tag, as if the song title didn't give that away. [more inside]
Took a look at this month's challenge themes and thought: Tom Waits does a much better Tom Waits impersonation than I could ever muster, and I'm just not a 'lots of notes' kinda guy. But, "spooky"... there you go! Submitted for your listening pleasure, my version of this Daniel Johnston song. With lines like "I saw my own heart laying, black with blood", I guess you could say it's pretty damn spooky. Here's a very powerful clip of Johnston performing the song on organ. [more inside]
This is the title track for my next album and I need some backup vocals! [more inside]