The Olivers are on some rough seas right now, but here's something to guide us all to better shores. [more inside]
A simple, melancholy electro instrumental that I recorded a couple of years ago. Percussion ideas came from various hip-hop sources; the melody is my own. I use it as background music during a spoken-word segment of my live shows. [more inside]
Boisterous, jangly, synthy indie/ post-punk from The Ghost of Mankind. This is a rehearsal recording with a couple of cringe-inducing moments. This track, along with the previous two (1, 2), comprise an unreleased three-song EP tentatively titled Elegiac, almost recorded in summer 2003.
"Oh, yeah! You're a sucker!" "Works everytime!" "Let the other ones talk!" Though it's not the subject of the lyrics, this song always seemed somewhat appropriate to MetaTalk to me. I've been meaning to upload it since Mefi Music came together, but little things here and there seemed to always get in the way. The incarnation of the band that recorded this swiftly broke up later that same year. We've all gone on to other bands. Anyhow, here it is now. The year: 2002. The band: Knife Skills. The method: Tascam 4-track. The location: A & D's concrete wall, shed/apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The safetyfork: Bass.
Another song about a girl. Her name was Loretta. By Esther.
Another from Esther. The vocals could use quite a bit more post-production work, but overall, I'm happy about how this one turned out.
An entreaty to hit me in the head, but good. By Esther.
More fuzzy lo-fi goodness from Esther. We always enjoyed the hell out of playing this one live, but were never able to capture that same energy on disk. This was our best effort.
Rough track I wrote when mired in a bit of a funk. Wanted to see if I could write a song that contained both 3/4 and common time and not end up sounding like Rush. I think it works... sorta.
A very, very low tech recording of little pop tune my band put together. Vocals definitely not for everyone.