to be played at loud volumes... [more inside]
A claustrophobic, fast bus ride through the hills of San Francisco. Please hold on. [more inside]
Coming soon to the closing credits of a Japanese RPG near you. [more inside]
A synth experiment mostly. I got a new plug-in and wanted to try it out. [more inside]
The first song I ever wrote, dating back to 1986. A pop song about a real Cindy and a possibly invented dance, sung in a fragile and especially twee manner. Part of my Old Songs project. [more inside]
from Night School: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Neon+Zoo/Night+School [more inside]
Verse 1: I heard a whisper on the waves From across the galaxy A tyrant dashed children on the rocks, I heard a rumor Of genocide so far away [more inside]
My second adventure in electronic music [more inside]
A spazzy, ambient Gameboy tribute to Asia [the band?] and Leon Thomas. [more inside]
Island of bad luck
I needed to actually finish something, and finish it quickly, or risk my sanity. This is how I spent last night (and an hour or so tonight doing a final mixing pass). [more inside]
First song off of the new People Will Blink record. This song was written about 3 years ago and went through many transformations before it began to sound... well... listenable. When we played this song live, Azeem used a vocoder during the bridge. He forgot it in California when we recorded, so we used a clarinet, melodica, and recorder in it's place. [more inside]
Song from long ago about infatuation; remixed, remastered. Gratuitous orchestra hits at the end provided free of charge. [more inside]
A dancey pop kinda thing. I finished all the recording and rough mixes for my next album so I'm starting to enjoy making music again. Also: trying to be less of a perfectionist so I maybe don't go bonkers.
a man sitting in a chair on the second floor looking out the window.
bob yer head to the sounds of voodoo economics
A simple, melancholy electro instrumental that I recorded a couple of years ago. Percussion ideas came from various hip-hop sources; the melody is my own. I use it as background music during a spoken-word segment of my live shows. [more inside]
An ambient little melodic house number.
by Fantastic Plastic Mims; my first foray into the mashing of up. Please be kind, this took me well over ten minutes.
"This next song uses one of my favorite techniques...that's to take a beautiful, simple melody and drive it into the ground." -Leo Kottke
Here's a track I made a while ago that I recently took a new stab at. It sounds retrodancey because well, that's all I could sound like back in the day.
I made this one a couple of years ago. Quite catchy and cheerful, gets a bit stupid near the end (to put it mildly).
Bouncy, clicky, synthy (is that a word?), could probably use proper mastering but this is the best I could do!
Here is a "Mahayana Jazz" track with some tasty drums. I hope you find this delicious and remember to get away from that tree before it dies.
I sat down thinking I was going to write something dark and moody with lots of electro industrial grit. What I got was a pretty standard dance track. *sigh* Still needs some mastering work to get the sounds 100%, but it's very close to finished. Let me know what you think.
A remix of Nova (which is also downloadable from the site linked in my profile), a bit more industrial sounding. Instrumental.
I created this the first time I really fired-up Garageband, sometime in May of 2005. It's a cliche of itself, provoking nostalgia, and makes me laugh out-loud. Hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think!
round and round it goes. started out sorta orbitally, then diverged
All of the fascinating, clever, brave and beautiful people you almost met, but didn't.
I made this after falling in love with this box set of old girl group singles. I wanted to take the hook from one of the best songs on there and do something interesting with it. I hope you dig.
Another song from my concept CD that has been long in the making. This one was inspired by riding Washington, DC's Metro system to and from work every day.
The dance craze that's sweeping the nation! Lyrics by languagehat.
A dancey synthpop song about the romances of hipsters.
Halo inspired trance for your Saturday night dance party. I started this one three years ago and finally finished it this afternoon. I don't write for this genre very often, so let me know what you think!
by Felonious Bosch -- “Never got drunk, as you can see, I'm (hic) perfectly sober...”
I'm here to move your booty. (From 1999 Planet Vinyl album - booties were moved and the band had nothing left to do.)
This track is part 2 of a 23 minute mega mash up with a steady beat and some obscure samples. When I played this set live, I was happy to see people breakin' to it. Cool! http://www.albertoforero.com
Just one of many abandoned jam / wank sessions. This particular one with a Drum and Bass flare. Mostly an exercise in intro wankery. Good chunk of a body that was intended to be built upon/deconstructed...maybe one day.
A cover of ABBA's S.O.S by me (Brad Sucks) and my pal TheHipCola for an ABBA Fight we were involved in.