this is what it sounds like when you shrink a lowrider down and go cruising around for circuits to listen to on in a motherboard and then there's an earthquake
Inspired by this MeFi thread, I wanted to see if I could write a song using only the famous chord progression seen in "Don't Stop Believin'", "With Or Without You" and about a zillion other songs. This was the result. It's also a sappy love song, because those are fun to write. [more inside]
A textural experiment in cords (not chords), where bows (not Bōs) are forbidden. [more inside]
This is an angry, broody, dark, but pretty song. I'm proud of it, I think it's one of my best! Includes a pretty sweet xaphoon (!) solo by yours truly, plus background vocals by my wife. [more inside]
Other acceptable responses would be "Moon Dog Highway," "False Moon Interstate," or "I'm Making Crap Up Because Titling Instrumental Pieces is an Exercise in Futility in the First Place" [more inside]
The opening track from our RPM 2010 double album, Demons of Gyrophonia & the Rotatable Tremulant All-Stars. [more inside]
I wrote this after attending a concert late last year. Just finished (?) the recording. It's kind of a tribute to the musician I saw -- maybe you can guess who it is? Either way, it's a track that features guitars, pianos, fretless bass, vibes, drums, vocals and a lap steel part in the chorus that I'm really satisfied with. [more inside]
My string trio playing one of our signature pieces by G.B. Viotti, the 1st movement to his 'Trio for 2 Violins and Cello' in Bb Major (Op. 19, 1). [more inside]
My return to the cumbia-step experimentations. This is crazy, hyper remix of an old cumbia song. [more inside]
I've been listening to a lot of boogie, funk and electro from the early 80s recently. This is my dubstep homage to those lovely genres. [more inside]
Kraftwerk-esque dubstep. Attempting to balance heaviness, vintageness and spaciness. [more inside]
Some pretty heavy space dubstep that I made for a variety show that happened this past weekend. [more inside]
Last night's lo-fi dubstep trip-out. [more inside]
Adapted from a Poem by James Joyce, from "Chamber Music." [more inside]
This is a quiet, meditative, minimalist instrumental piano piece, with occasional visits by vibes, fretless bass and lap steel guitar. You might want to play it somewhat loudly to hear some of the softer notes. Do you think it's finished, or should I add something? [more inside]
Chilli, chedder and chives, as ordered by Major Dundee.
Looong song. Epic bass. Beautiful pads. That's it. [more inside]
This is a pretty stripped-down new song in kind of a singer-songwriter style. I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts. [more inside]
On a whim I decided to make a Dan Deacon-esque song. [more inside]
Ethereal dubstep/psychedelic vocoder jam. I think I love this song. [more inside]
An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]
The premier performance of my beloved Pearl Bass Flute. AskmeaboutLOOM is up to his usual tricks on delay.
A dubstep/reggaeton remix of the GS Boyz crappy single, Booty Dew. I decided to make it sound good. [more inside]
A bassy electronic song that might or might not be about changing tampons. [more inside]
I've been working on this song for the past few months. This is the result of my trying to write something sad. Unfortunately, my recording computer died last week, so some bits final mix came out sounding a little more sloppy than intended as there were a couple things I wanted to re-record. Also, I'm terrible at writing second verses.
Dark sounds for an old barn. [more inside]
Whimsical number about a famous historical character. Sending this one out to Jessamyn. [more inside]
we wrote this song at our space a week or so ago. [more inside]
Harmless bongos. Hongos.
I'm neither a jazz writer nor a jazz singer, but that didn't stop me from trying. It's part of an album I'm gradually releasing online. [more inside]
Just another folk-rock song about Jorge Luis Borges. [more inside]
Doo doo doo, doo doo doo, la la la, la la la la. The new hit single from Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. A chamber-pop meditation on time, aging, and death. [more inside]
A cover some friends and I will be performing at a cabaret here in New York in a couple weeks. [more inside]
Cumbia-step made on Ableton, based on a classic Peruvian cumbia by Hijos del Sol. [more inside]
Exceptionally resonant bass channel with two layers of percussion on top [more inside]
For the sake of consistency this song was made with Nitro Tracker on the Nintendo DS. [more inside]
A fuzz rock demo [more inside]
its dirty, dirty, dirty and noisy, noisy, noisy. [more inside]
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
This song liberally samples a song by Beri Saharof by the same name. What you never heard of Beri Saharof? Check him out, he's pretty good, sings mostly in hebrew, what with him being israeli. I discovered his music in an excellent movie called Saint Clara, good luck finding that one! This one sounds especially good in a car once the bass line kicks in.
I am a morning person. My girlfriend, not so much. [more inside]
We were young. We had a 4-track, a room full of instruments, and several pots of coffee. We'd just learned how to mess with vocals by speeding them up or slowing them down. Things got weird. [more inside]
Recorded this song last night. It's a new direction, sort of. Unplugged electric bass, acoustic guitar, vocals. 7/4 but unusual rhythm work. I like it, hope you do.
This is the fourth (and maybe final) People Will Blink song posted on this page. This one is definitely a prog-rock tune. It's about a day in the life of a superhero who doesn't really.... do anything. But there's an epic battle at the end. [more inside]
jazz tune. also, "jazz" tune. [more inside]
Another little bass-and-vocal 4-track oddity; just a common story that everyone's probably seen unfolding at some point.
Loopy, mostly off-the-cuff, more-or-less-zero-production bass-and-vocal thing? Primusoidal TomWaitsishness with the slop cranked way up? Lyrics and vocals courtesy of this guy over here.