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If You Don't Cry
"If You Don't Cry" by Resistor (originally performed by The Magnetic Fields).
This is a cover of Bishop Allen's "Butterfly Nets." While the song is a favorite of teenage girls on with ukeleles on Youtube, I am instead a 34-year-old baritone with Garageband and an OP-1.
Midnight Harbour Dance
Victoria, BC's inner harbour is the perfect place to go after-hours on a clear night, put on headphones, and dance your face off by the water. Here's a song in honor of silly summer times. [more inside]
This was a fast and dirty demo I made up to teach my band the song. Kinda like how it came out, so I figured I'd throw it up here. Nice little garage rock tune. Nifty synths. [more inside]
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]
I wrote the music for this last summer, and I eventually intend to re-record it with lyrics once I finish them but for now I'm putting it up here as an instrumental and looking for feedback from the MeFi community.
Made In The Image
New and much improved mix of a song from a few years ago. Kinda rock-metal-electronic fun with a pretty good helping of vocal harmonies. Critique away!
Asteroid Hidden in the Shadow of the Earth
Sure, the world could end Friday. Or Saturday. Or some other Friday 100,000 years from now. 7 minutes of instrumental contemplation, as it flowed in from the sky, last May. [more inside]
Call Me Luna!
This has techno stuff arguing back and forth with pianos, a theme that's conflicted about what meter it's in, a cadence that keeps trying to change the key down a whole step, and ponies. Plenty of ponies. But I think this is my last Luna project for a while now!
My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
Optimizing Performance (Antag Bounce)
A bit of synthy iPhone silliness [more inside]
14 minutes of improvisation from Carbon 7, heralding the end of the Mayan Long Count. [more inside]
The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]
Carbon 7 again, from last June. This one sounds more like an actual song than about anything we've done, so far. 16 minutes of spontaneous creation. [more inside]
Prelude to Nightmare Night
A minor-key, rondo-like composition for piano, bass, percussion, and various squelchy electronic bits. Hail the coming of Princess Luna! [more inside]
Resistor -- All I Wanna Do Is Strum My Ukulele
A simple electro-ukulele ode to solitude and song. [more inside]
A story of an unexpected journey, and a choice to make; part rock opera, part... wolfdog, I guess. Lyrics inside! [more inside]
Escape from San Clemente
Upbeat dancey-trancey music for driving fast and far away (from wherever you want to be far away from). Never mind the meter, you can dance to it!
"I'll Refuse" is a synthpop doowop revenge song. There's a video here. [more inside]
Short, fun and bouncy, melodic, dancelike-although-odd-metered, all electronic instrumental. Sort of like a lobotomized Dream Theatre interpreted via Kitsune2 would be one way of putting it. [more inside]
A song from probably january 2010 about the huge windmill on my former college. If you haven't been up close to a windmill, you're missing out on the friendliest giants out there. I am currently without any instruments so I am experimenting with the synths on my computer so I pulled up this old guitar/voice song to play with. [more inside]
Still on the horse, this time with a Beirut cover! This one took a lot longer, 3 nights of iPad work. Beirut usually has a lot of brass instruments, so this one was a real challenge, but I'm proud of how it came out. [more inside]
Electronic instrumental, 80's style arpeggio, loud bass and an extremely simple melody. [more inside]
I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.
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]
This is what happens when a wimpy acoustic guitar player writes a song entirely with a vintage synthesizer. [more inside]
Can I Register Online Please?
This started as a little tune I made up a couple years when I was trying to register for classes at my community college using their online system which wasn't working. All the parts on this track were recorded by me using my friend Ian's microKORG XL.
A short song about the positive and then the negative male relationships in my life. Features classical guitar, reverbed out bowed banjo, auto-tuning, synth, french doors slamming. This is the latest in a string of versions of this song, having trouble finishing it. [more inside]
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]
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]
You've Got To Titan Up Your Kuiper Belt
Astral Funk from my improv trio, Carbon 7. This is what happens when you let the drummer set the theme of the jam. [more inside]
Ethereal and Haunting, but you can dance to it. [more inside]
My attempt at a modern new wave instrumental, and a new way of recording with Ableton. [more inside]
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]
You Still Believe in Me
A synthesized take on the Beach Boys by Resistor.
Quiet, loud, low, and high bleeps. Plus drums. (Unfortunately, it sounds weird on built-in computer speakers. The toms and bass get chopped out almost completely. Maybe skip if you don't have headphones. Sorry, guys.)
Resistor -- Ingenue
A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
Resistor - Video Games
Resistor vs. Lana Del Rey [more inside]
Resistor - First World Problems
Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
Time for a bassline
Live tweaking glitchy percussion loops, with warm synths to sweeten the deal.
Cover of the Carpenters song. [more inside]
Heat Sealed Rodox 392
Dub synth techno. [more inside]
A Whole Pile of Difficult
An annoying little new wave ditty [more inside]
The Other Shoe
Peppy and poppy, though I don't really have a pop voice. Who needs more than two chords, anyway? [more inside]
Hello, Are You There? I'm Listening.
Kind of experimental...starts off very synthy. Not a song exactly but probably enjoyable. [more inside]
Just a short little ditty. [more inside]
a strange and mysterious adventure
This instrumental track was originally named "Em wrong" because it came out of absentmindedly playing my guitar while watching tv and accidentally strumming an E minor chord incorrectly on the 3rd fret. The resulting song has an uneasy, mysterious vibe. [more inside]
Mare in the Moon
A fantasy for synthesizers and percussion. [more inside]
Once again, friends, it's the Smoke Benders: Daysuke on tuba, Naoya on drums, and me on pocket drill, diddley bow, light-triggered synth and vox. Live in Toyama, Japan. Video here.