20 posts tagged with acoustic and lo-fi.
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Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
Chimes & Oatmeal
Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
Salt Water ~circa 2004
It was 2004 and I was staying with some new found friend in California, sleeping on his couch while I filled a Production Asst. for a straight-dvd-movie filming in Hollywood, Ca. He had this Digital multi-track recorder handed down to him by a friend, which he told me didn't work. It worked off a Zip drive disk, where it stored what you recorded. I believe the drive was probably failing frequently (wasn't that the case with all of those zip drives?)... [more inside]
Under Radiant Signs
Another acoustic guitar thing. [more inside]
A song written for a friend going through a bad break-up.
Them's The Pits
My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
I Have a Window
Another bedroom-recorded song. [more inside]
Every Wave of Sound
My break-up song, written a number of years ago. [more inside]
Bring Us Your Leader
Another lo-fi acoustic tune about the end of the world. Not too cheerful stuff. [more inside]
A Brand New Fabrication
The lyrical counterpoint to "My Cirripedian Friends". [more inside]
My Cirripedian Friends
This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure. [more inside]
Eyeless (Slipknot cover)
This is what Slipknot would sound like if they were only one guy in his bedroom and didn't yell so much.
The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)
cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
A song written and recorded today in one go. Can you guess what it's about? [more inside]
Take this Hammer
Cover of a Leadbelly tune. [more inside]
Steampunk Fever Stream
My friend Dan and I apply the guitar and recording implements to hastily collected drippings from his subconscious.
Four years ago, I was trying to feel what it's like to be able to improvise. These are three takes over the same short chord cycle : take 2, 1, 3. My conclusion is : to improvise, you have to be able to wait.
lo fi vamp
hi. This is actually my first attempt at improvising over a vamp. It was recorded with a 500 mhz computer and a webcam. First track recorded first, then played through the speakers so as to allow me to improvise over it, and then the whole recaptured by the webcam again. Hence the muddy sonics. The computer had trouble to play and record at the same time : results in clicks. On the whole.. I like it. Listen to my next post to compare with a cleaner version. Sometimes the rawer the better.
an egregiously lo-fi and unpolished acoustic recording. the song was once designed to 'woo' a girl of my fancy. it worked, for a while anyway.