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A collaborative DIY minimalist techno track [more inside]
In the spirit of perpetually re-arranging and re-recording our songs, 'Received Wisdom' has now evolved into this rather sleek beast. [more inside]
An electronic stew that bubbles and simmers. Enjoy
A chill beat made with the op-1. [more inside]
From the LP, Epic (2008).
Dreams of Leaving
From the LP 'Epic', released January 1, 2008
The Fluoride Conspiracy
Romance. Dystopia. Evil Overlord. Escape. From the LP 'Epic'.
The Fall Season
I wrote this on a train going into the city. [more inside]
Took to it Like Water
The bones of this song were a proposal for a corporate jingle I was writing... [more inside]
Taken from 'Reasons To - SMLE'
nice small plate
Percussive acoustic guitar through tape echo, with processed vocal. I don't know what you call this kind of music.
This is Wrong
Sample reduced synthetics, atonal feedback, and other fancy marginally (ir)relevant musical gibberish. It's loud, and isn't that really all you wanted? [more inside]
This one has maybe the most tracks of any song I've ever made. [more inside]
Just working on some cyberpunk feels [more inside]
Late night drinking and making music. It's not so much dancing as it is thrashing around and breaking things, but to each his own. [more inside]
Felt the need to make some beats while pulling an all nighter for work on Wednesday.
Son House and the Water Temple
A glitchy, beat filled song that uses vocals from Grinnin in Your Face by Son House. [more inside]
A short track inspired by Super Mario World. [more inside]
The Flank of Bridenstein
I had a bit of fun with this: it's about a relationship gone wrong. I believe that the dual bass part is rhythmically interesting. Double bass and synth bass rhythmically intertwine and are coupled with a synth trumpet. There may be some Brian Eno influences a la The Drop. My album is available for $5 download at CD Baby: The Dividing Range. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theseedsofautumn
breaking in the clogs
made with small wooden boxes and bicycle spokes. Very dancy, if you dance kinda funny. [more inside]
sew it girl
you'll never guess what instruments are in it. [more inside]
Downtempo! Meandering beat, melodic electronic. I'm kind of into making synthesizers sound like samples right now, so everything came out of a synth of some sort. [more inside]
Experimental Industrial Electro-House with a humble IDM Rock background. [more inside]
Orbital- Halcyon+off (fm campers remix)
The remix I did for the song that changed the way I perceived music, forever. [more inside]
Administrative Professionals' Day
There are many hot dance jams about the lifestyles of the hot, rich, and fabulous. There are comparatively few about administrative professionals. And perhaps even less about their oft-overlooked holiday (this Wednesday, April 22).
Boots of Righteous Defense
The first finished recording for my band's new album. [more inside]
High dynamic range and distortion wrapped in a a heartbeat-like 73 BPM.
Ibot Ubot Robot Nobot
An upbeat synthy breaksy tune. The final version of what previously sounded like this, but with samples stripped out for a cleaner effect.
we knew he was out there
muffled, glitchy beats in five layers [more inside]
while making an attempt to escape the city
Howling wind ambience, strongly beat-oriented, and spikes of high and low notes
Messing around with Ableton Live. It might be too long, but I don't care. [more inside]
A breakbeat/big beat spy song -- one part Propellerheads ripoff, one part Space Ghost nonsense. [more inside]
A remix of a bandmate's song concept. First night with Ableton Live, and it's entirely worth the learning curve.
A not-so-tall song about a short, sweet object of desire. Wait, can I try that again? [more inside]
A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding. [more inside]
After reading this Wikipedia entry in songs in unusual time signatures, I decided to try to put together a piece along the same lines. Except all the various rhythm and instrumental parts have different time signatures, including free time. Oh well.
Saturday night at the Ranch
This is what happens when the neighborhood kids crash my party. I dropped the beats, they uh, did something. There's not much musical talent here per se, but it is an interesting social snapshot. There were four kids, it's difficult to make them out because they all sound the same. It's really funny to me that they all think that they are future rap stars. Fo Shizzle!
I did this about 7 years ago in my old apartment on W. Fullerton in Chicago. I used to play under the name Skycraft. It has a break I lifted from Little Miss Lover and then I chopped it up in ProTools. Guitar played through ring modulator into an amp covered with aluminum foil. Enjoy.
An Urgent Intimacy Awash Their Hearts
A study on electronic vs. acoustic elements, with a slant towards elementary canon-type stylings. Written and recorded on one rainy night. Recently remastered for a 'best of 2002-2006' compilation.
N ⇒ 0136
Brief, speedy bleepiness.
Reprising the first version of this track, with a bit more zip at the end...
Quiet beats, with details hidden underneath blankets of filters
Whirly, hurly and rub-a-dub-dub.
Volts, volts, volts!
Outta My Way
One of my first attempts with GarageBand. "Outta My Way" is the title song of what I envisioned would be an "album" chronicling my decision to move from Washington, DC to rural Vermont. This particular song was intended to be about my work day.
German Cat Had Deadly Strain of Bird Flu
A little groove thing about the H5N1-positive German cat from awhile back. Beats via Sheep Beats; newsclips via Google Video; questionable vocals via my larynx.