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You're So Dangerous!

An upbeat ditty about falling in love, blah blah blah. Cobbled together during my currently-on-hiatus 52 weeks project. Inspired by Holiday-era Magnetic Fields. [more inside]
posted by grumpybear69 on Mar 27, 2017 - 4 comments

Petrichor

So this is another song, audio is taken directly from the youtube video here. This is a live performance, did a session in the lighting hire and install company I work for over the weekend. This video forms part of a competition entry for our band. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Feb 7, 2017 - 6 comments

Small Speakers

Something fairly new. This is two of us playing live, me on bass and singing, and synth and drum machine from Magnus. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Jan 17, 2017 - 4 comments

Lama by @Ummagma

Two of my favourite bands in the world are Stereolab and Cocteau Twins and another band whose music I find greatly inspiring is Pink Floyd. This song is a pure project of this triangular love for these three bands. Enjoy!
posted by Brodyaga on Aug 31, 2015 - 4 comments

Sad Enough

My friends and I have been playing together for a few years, we get a couple shows each year here in minneapolis. We recorded a few of the new songs, this one is a straight ahead pop song
posted by linder6 on Feb 23, 2015 - 3 comments

Resistor -- Cordless Phone

A Men's Snarehouse production. Watch the video. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 20, 2015 - 2 comments

River Town

Where does one genre begin and another one stop? I'm asking myself the very same question every time I hear that this song is indie or pop rock or folk rock or dream pop. Well, whatever one calls it, I hope you enjoy this. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 29, 2014 - 1 comment

BFD

A mix of cultures often results in something beautiful - interesting art, world views, beautiful babies and intriguing music. And you don't have to be from either of those cultures to appreciate how wonderful this can be. This song represents a melange of two cultural infusions - from Canada and Ukraine. This is Ummagma. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Oct 31, 2014 - 2 comments

The Calm Kiev

We once used to wonder what it would sound like to whip up a healthy feisty mix of dream pop and hip hop - rap and now, thanks to this tasty earbite, we have an idea. Definitely taking a walk on the dark side, underlined by both the music and vocals, this is still definitely worth the listen.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 10, 2014 - 1 comment

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 15, 2013 - 4 comments

Friday Harbor

Sailing Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada on May 25, 2013 - 0 comments

Everyone I Know

Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 17, 2013 - 2 comments

Rotation

For some of the best things in life, intensity builds as anticipation kicks in. That is what this Ummagma track is for me - with layer on layer, building a sort of icicle/sand castle that never melts or washes away. It just builds and then takes flight. I hope you will feel the same. Of course, there is that The Smiths thing happening - happy music, depressing lyrics. Rightly so. Spot on - have a read. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 comments

Lama (Jane Woodman Remix)

This remix of the track "Lama" does not outright flip the original version on its head, though it does dress it in a murkier shade of darkgaze (darkwave). The bright dreamy element from the original version spills over into this version too, so as to not detract from the original point of this song in the first place. I hope you enjoy it. Your feedback is most welcome.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 1, 2013 - 0 comments

Risky

It's funny how sometimes it takes all but a few minutes to write a song, while the development of another song can really stretch out. This was one of those stretches - "Risky" was a song that was written "in chunks" - the basic instrumental bit was written in Kyiv, Ukraine before a big move to western Ukraine and then to Canada, where the rest was written & recorded before finally being dragged back to Ukraine, where it was properly mixed and mastered. The time span from start to finish: 5 years. All that moving around was us, by the way, not just the tracks bouncing around in cyber space. Thus is the history of this track. I'm posting the lyrics too if anyone wants to have a go at them or "sing along" …. yeah, right… any feedback is welcome. Peace. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2013 - 4 comments

If You Don't Cry

"If You Don't Cry" by Resistor (originally performed by The Magnetic Fields).
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 25, 2013 - 2 comments

Resistor - Keep it to Yourself

Another bit of synthpop metacommentary in the form of the funny-cause-it's-sad-cause-it's-true inner monologue of a cynical artist. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Wonderful Christmastime

My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2012 - 2 comments

Narcissist

The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor -- All I Wanna Do Is Strum My Ukulele

A simple electro-ukulele ode to solitude and song. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 22, 2012 - 2 comments

I'll Refuse

"I'll Refuse" is a synthpop doowop revenge song. There's a video here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 3, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Insecure

This one is a sparkly nugget of synthpop about the bitter, self-sabotaging adolescent lurking within all of us. Or at least within me. It's classic Resistor. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Vincent van Gogh

A homemade synthpop tune about the myth of the meritocracy and the pain of being an artist without an audience, like something Stephin Merritt could've come up with on a dreary evening in an alternate universe where The Magnetic Fields never got popular. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Resistor - David the Gnome

This is an electro version of the theme song to the children's show "The World of David the Gnome," which aired in the US on Nickelodeon from 1987 to 1995. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 28, 2012 - 2 comments

Resistor -- Lighting and Distance

A new synthpop song from Resistor about all the lies we agree to believe in so we can make it through the day. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 comments

You and Me

My band Teen Mom released an album, titled Mean Tom! This is the first single, You and Me. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 comments

You Still Believe in Me

A synthesized take on the Beach Boys by Resistor.
posted by ludwig_van on Mar 25, 2012 - 1 comment

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Video Games

Resistor vs. Lana Del Rey [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 29, 2012 - 1 comment

Resistor - First World Problems

Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Invocation

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2011 - 4 comments

Anxiety Pills

Here is a song I recorded on a BOSS 16 track. Acoustic Guitar, Fender MusicMaster Bass and Farfisa Console organ. Recorded using a Rode NK2 Large Diaphragm Condenser mic. [more inside]
posted by roboton666 on Aug 27, 2011 - 2 comments

Get Up and Go

A simple, rough song I wrote in about 1986 and recorded a couple of years later. This was intended to be a bit of a Buddy Holly sort of thing. I wrote it, sang it, and played crappy guitar. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Aug 20, 2011 - 3 comments

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies - "July"

"July" is the promo single from the upcoming Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP. "July" is the feel-good song of the month, if not the century. "July" is a tale of love, summertime, and ephemeral youth, told in the timeless language of pop music. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 comments

Dead

1991 recording of a song by Gavin Guss, performed by Gavin and me. Recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Jul 8, 2011 - 0 comments

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit (vox up)

I pushed the vocal track a couple of dB on this track I posted yesterday as several people suggested. See what you think. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 6, 2010 - 11 comments

Ten Years in a Hundred Dollar Suit

So Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen are in a bar discussing the greatness that is Living on a Prayer, but what they haven't noticed is that Toto are at the next table, and Sonic Youth just walked in the back... [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 5, 2010 - 12 comments

Simple Town (Full Version)

Feisty powerpop version of the a capella song I posted for the challenge. Man, this was another freakin' difficult song to mix, not least because it was the first one I did on my Yamaha HS50m monitors which Chococat recommended.You know when you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night in a hotel and accidentally turn on the overhead fluorescents and catch yourself stark naked in the most unflattering, pore-revealing detail and sort of gasp in horror? These speakers are like that. You fight them every inch of the way, not trying to get the song sounding good, but just to stop it sound so goddamn bad. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 comments

Shotgun

The only good thing about having a sore throat is that for a brief window of time I can hit some low notes. I was too sick today to concentrate on any real work but this was lying around half-finished so I took it another quarter of the way. Despite the title, this is not a murder ballad but a song about the day I realized Ms. unSane might (eventually) become Mrs unSane. Features a totally fake Hawaiian guitar, one of the rare moments where my surf playing has spilled over into one of my songs. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 comments

Don't Fool Me (Fixed Mix)

Final mix of the song I posted a couple of days ago incorporating a couple of changes suggested by uncleozzy. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 3, 2010 - 3 comments

The Pink Raincoat (studio version)

Sometimes songs come easy and sometimes they come hard. Everything about this one was hard. The final, sweated over, version of a song I posted a rough demo of a few weeks ago. Hopefully the results are worth it! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 comments

You & San Francisco -- Big Hair Mix feat. Major Dundee

At long last, the remix of Y&SF with new vocals and Major Dundee's guitar work incorporated. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 comments

You and San Francisco (studio version)

Full blown (not to say epic) production of this acoustic demo. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 2, 2010 - 12 comments

Republic

A lovely electronic pop track, a prerelease from Good Old Neon's forthcoming album, Radiant City. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jul 8, 2010 - 2 comments

From the River to the Sea

A rough mix of a song in progress. Constructive criticism sought! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Over

Back to the 4-track cassette box. This was a breakthrough song for me. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 28, 2010 - 3 comments

Outta Here

The Byrds meet Gary Glitter at a party hosted by Teenage Fanclub. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 comments

Back on my Back Again

Another slice of 1995 Big Star/Television influenced indie ephemera from my 4-track cassette box. I still really love this guitar riff and the herky jerky power pop stuff at the end of the chorus. A song about not wanting someone to feel bad for dumping you. When I first heard Sloan, I thought 'man, they stole my sound' although really we both stole Velvet Crush's. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 12, 2010 - 3 comments

Seventeen Below (Electric Version)

Someone suggested I re-record this with a heavier treatment. So I threw the kitchen sink at it. Guitars, guitars, more guitars, a cello section, some HEAVY guitars, harmonies and a bonus weather forecast. Don't let the quiet beginning fool you. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 comments

Darker Shade of Blue (Electric version)

Amped up version of a song I posted a few days ago. Gnarly guitars, Hammond organ, sweet harmonies, in a Television / Big Star / Matthew Sweet frame of mind. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 31, 2010 - 2 comments

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