A basically complete track from a planned upcoming album (which will also include Where No One Has Gone Before), partly to get feedback and partly just to light a fire under my ass to keep working on the damn thing and maybe finish it this year. As indicated by the title, it's the second (of 3) songs planned for the album titled "One More About Face." [more inside]
Well, what you've really got here is 'Beautiful Moment' by Ummagma, which is a lofi acoustic/electronic blend with passionate and melodic male vocals and also 'Micro Macro', which begins in neo-ethno-folk territory but ends up with a burst of indietronica. To boot, here is Ummagma 'Lama (Irregular Disco Workers Remix)' to really throw a wrench in this acoustic lofi approach to making music :)
What might be the outcome of taking a rather dreamy pulse-based trance inducing track, stripping it back, adding an addictive disco electronic undertone and phasing ghost-like vocals here and there (and rather rare)…? Have a listen and then you will know :)
When you dig the original of a song so much that you can't imagine how anybody could possibly ever dissect it and re-embody it in an alternate format, sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when indeed someone comes along who capably does just that - with flair, good taste and a handful of cards up their sleeve, dealt ever so cleverly within the remix they have created. That's what we're talking about with this Sounds of Sputnik take on Ummagma's 'Lama'.
A short exercise in "Hey! Do something for a mid-70's movie/TV sci-fi soundtrack!" [more inside]
An unfinished instrumental bed from the Radiohead challenge way back when. A real mess any way you slice it. [more inside]
I know this is completely not what the challenge is but I couldn't help myself. My sincere apologies.
My son, who is 3, was in a goofy mood and made up this song. I backed him up with sloppy disco punk led by a preschooler's elastic sense of time.
Cinephile IDM, short and sweet. The name says it all.
Track four from Inchoatery. More Microkorg than you can shake a stick, and a lot of other changes from the demo I posted last month. [more inside]
Another RPM demo, this one a super-upbeat thing about neurotic fears about what one's ex is getting up to. [more inside]
It's disco-licious tune ambitions, and how they eat you up! [more inside]
a simple disco track [more inside]
Note: Disco = Broken [more inside]
I love different cover songs, so tried to make a tragic love song out of an old Scandinavian disco song. I think maybe all ABBA songs are tragic beneath their shiny sequinned disco pants. It starts quiet, builds up and ends up quiet again.
An ode to my spring-loaded toy goat Farnsworth. I'm a new member and I thought this'd be as good a way of giving you all the lowdown about my silly little self as any. The quality of both the recording and humour are terrible, but you were warned.
A synth experiment mostly. I got a new plug-in and wanted to try it out. [more inside]
My version of the Jimmy Webb song
A new wave song vaguely in the style of Blondie, with a masturbatory guitar solo at the end to drive the point home. [more inside]
I forget why Tony Danza was in this song title, but man have you ever seen that guy naked? This is another rockist song from my old band New Blind Nationals. It's got the three guitar attack but with a pulsing disco bass line underneath. I'd like to pretend that Franz Ferdinand stole their best ideas from me while I was sleeping.
This disco-fied zombie-dodging mash-up adventure takes Feist's "Inside Out" and lets it hang out with Sufjan Stevens' "They Are Night Zombies!!". Turns out, these two tracks were born to be together.
A cover of ABBA's S.O.S by me (Brad Sucks) and my pal TheHipCola for an ABBA Fight we were involved in.