Spooky music for a spooky night. Lossy video here.
Instrumental piece I recorded for the Short, "These Few Hours".
This short (1:16) instrumental ditty is what happened when I started learning a new recording platform that came with loops of instruments I'd always wanted to play or include on my recordings: pedal steel guitar (I was super excited about this especially -- I've wanted to work with pedal steel for a really long time), baritone guitar, and mandolin. And did I mention the bossa drums? Not sure if I went overboard but I had fun and liked the result. [more inside]
I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
This. Is. The. Central. Scrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrutinizer. Now with the spookiest hype men you've ever heard. [more inside]
Cover of a song by Tim Minchin. [more inside]
An instrumental on an electric guitar tuned BABBBB. Features bowed electric guitar, as well. Was listening to a lot of the band Beach House at the time.
Experimenting in experimentation with various experiments. [more inside]
Seriously. [more inside]
Moving in stereo... [more inside]
Where does he get those wonderful toys? [more inside]
A lengthy (slightly self indulgent) electric guitar piece, I've performed it live with drums and bass but this is recorded just with guitars. Its quite rocky, especially half way through the piece. Bit of a change of pace from my previous postings, hope everyone likes what they hear. If anyone wants to record some drums for it I'd be happy to hear it!
Another from the Shot Heard 'Round the World (by popular request, I swear). Also recorded in Vermont, summer 2005 and Brooklyn, that fall. Title says it all I guess - violins, shakers, african bells, trombone, flanged guitar solo, air organ. [more inside]
In the kitchen I can hear you whistling // like no one's listening // When no one's up but you and me // we'll eat and watch cartoons on TV
The new album is more or less finished, so I thought I'd offer you guys another sneak peek. A shoot-from-the-hip rock song - Let's drink to the things that died too soon.