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The Only Load the Lord Has Given Me, with Thanks for His Grace

black farmer who been black farming for over two years and it seemed about time to pen some new negro spirituals [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Mar 22, 2022 - 4 comments

Mingulay Boat Song

Trad. sea song, composed in the 1930s by Scots composer Hugh Roberton. I learnt it from a pirate band who used to play at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Jun 2, 2021 - 4 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

A sea shanty. Vocals only.
posted by starfishprime on Dec 24, 2020 - 1 comment

That Lonesome Road

A small a capella piece as part of a community chorus concert. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on May 12, 2019 - 0 comments

In Western Lands

Sam Gamgee's song in the tower of Cirith Ungol. Words by JRR Tolkien, melody by Stephen Oliver. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Oct 29, 2014 - 4 comments

Gloryland

An old Ralph Stanley spiritual. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Apr 25, 2014 - 2 comments

Fitter Happier

A callback for a year back; the first of the rest; I promised this track a while ago. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 6, 2013 - 5 comments

Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Eochaill

A song I did for a competition two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by LN on Nov 19, 2012 - 4 comments

The Rose

I'm stuck at home with a cold, so I thought I'd comfort myself with this cheesy old song and learn to sing in harmony using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Oct 6, 2012 - 3 comments

Karma Police

Last minute entry. This was supposed to be, and will eventually be, an a capella/choral twofer with Fitter Happier, but I wasn't able to finish it in time. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 comments

Only Shallow (only voices)

An a cappella rendition of My Bloody Valentine's "Only Shallow." Inspired by This post in the blue today. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Jun 2, 2012 - 5 comments

The Fire Sermon

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 3, 2012 - 2 comments

Open Eyes (Auld Lang Syne 2011-2012)

Since Demons of Gyrophonia won’t be together to record this year’s Auld Lang Syne, I figured I’d put my own spin on it by…well, combining a bunch of other people’s ideas. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 31, 2011 - 10 comments

O Canada

And to close: you know it, you love it, we love it. That's why we did it properly. Please enjoy. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Marcia Pontifica (Pontifical Anthem - Vatican City)

Why? Because we haven't made enough fun of the Papacy this year. This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 11, 2011 - 0 comments

Lower Lights

A capella performance of an old Methodist hymn. Just me and some friends. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Oct 22, 2011 - 8 comments

Nodul Gangbyeon

I am making some (very) short recordings for my grandmother of the Korean folk songs she taught me. I thought I'd put one on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 13, 2011 - 9 comments

Cock Robin [second take]

A four-part a cappella take on an old English nursery rhyme. The melody is traditional; the harmonic lines were written by my friend Laura, who also sings each line. This is our first attempt at this (her first performing, my first recording/producing) and I'm still trying to think of ways to make it better.
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 comments

rock and roll

one. two.
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 3, 2011 - 4 comments

beradero

This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 comments

Simple Town

A piece of pop fluff for the a capella challenge. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 18, 2010 - 9 comments

ROYGBIV

November Music Challenge. A cappella rendition of a boards of canada song. [more inside]
posted by onehalfjunco on Nov 18, 2010 - 7 comments

Larynges(n+1)

Recorded 2 October, 2010 at the Oklahoma Composers Association Salon Concert in Norman, OK, this is a live improvisation with the aid of our audience. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 1, 2010 - 2 comments

Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings

DMelanogaster and I sing an a capella spiritual. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Jul 9, 2010 - 2 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Mask of Anarchy

With respect to Shelley. I wrote this song many years ago and recorded it on garage band tonight. It has meant a few things.
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 comments

Sierpinski Triangle

It's the Triforce of Fractals [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 13, 2010 - 6 comments

Road To Nowhere

All-vocal Talking Heads cover. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Dec 15, 2009 - 4 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

I Am a Poor Sailor

An a capella sea shanty for my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 comment

Fred Jones, Pt. 2

It's amazing what you can throw together in about 4 hours with nothing but a Rock Band mic, 8 of yourself, and a pair of Stylophones. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 17, 2009 - 0 comments

Open My Ears

A verse from the AVB song Open My Heart (or at least as best as I could remember it) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Since You've Been Gone

Continuing the theme of random a capella overdubbed stuff I have in my back catalogue, an old favourite [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 comments

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal." Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Setting by Allen McCullough.
posted by greekphilosophy on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 comments

Should I Stay or Should I Go

I was inspired to do this quick a capella interpretation of The Clash after reading Ironmouth's opinions on how singers aren't creative since all they're capable of is mimicking things that geniuses wrote. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 7, 2009 - 9 comments

Polyplay

A Capella with a twist. I stitched three melodies together and messed with the stereo settings. [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 comment

O Magnum Mysterium

Tomas Luis de Victoria's version of O Magnum Mysterium was my favorite Christmas song back in the days of high school choir. Here is my own lo-fi rendition. [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 24, 2008 - 11 comments

Little Bird

This is an a capella cover Leah Wilmoth (heard here and here) recorded on my laptop. It's a cover of a traditional folk song, as performed by Jewel. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Dec 14, 2008 - 2 comments

Say It (Over and Over Again)

I'm a big fan of Frank Loesser's lyrics and Jimmy McHugh's melodies, so I decided to add a few to my repertoire. When I'm learning new songs, I record myself a capella to see how my voicings are sounding and what I need to work on. It's bare, but I thought this turned out kind of sweet.
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Heavy Boy

Possibly the geekiest use of "Nature Boy". [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 comments

You'll Never Know (A Capella)

Me singing the Harry Warren song, without any backing, feel free to mashup/remix, etc. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Sep 28, 2008 - 0 comments

Bring me lil water Silvie

More three part me... Took the arrangement from the Wailin' Jennys [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 comments

Hey Ya

An a cappella arrangement of the Outkast release, somewhat inspired by Mat Weddle's fantastic acoustic cover. [more inside]
posted by Galvatron on Jul 2, 2008 - 11 comments

Photographing the Deceased Child

I've decided to make lo-fi recordings of old songs I wrote in my 20s and early 30s. Many of these songs are between 15 and 20 years old and have not been preformed since they were written. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jun 14, 2008 - 2 comments

You are my sunshine

WILDCARD challenge -- again with the three part acapella harmony [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Jun 8, 2008 - 8 comments

Grossenschrift S

Adapted from the Sesame Street animated short. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 5, 2008 - 9 comments

Blah blah blah

This is another children's song, and it's even better than the last one. Induces uncontrollable giggling in test audiences - for the young, and the young at heart. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on May 31, 2008 - 5 comments

Don't Touch My Meal

A song for children. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on May 16, 2008 - 13 comments

Passionate Surrender

More three part solo. This time even the melody is improvised. The lyrics are a poem that caught my eye online. (link inside) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Apr 17, 2008 - 3 comments

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