Recorded with a Roland Jupiter X as a live take
This is a song about an artist dying for attention. From the forthcoming album First World Problems by Resistor. [more inside]
Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies. [more inside]
A homemade synthpop tune about the myth of the meritocracy and the pain of being an artist without an audience, like something Stephin Merritt could've come up with on a dreary evening in an alternate universe where The Magnetic Fields never got popular. [more inside]
This is an electro version of the theme song to the children's show "The World of David the Gnome," which aired in the US on Nickelodeon from 1987 to 1995. [more inside]
Heavily Arabic/Indian influenced hip-hop fusion instrumental. Yeah, that's right. More dominant phrygian.
Millimeters of Mercury is back after the end of finals at USC to present this decidedly retro electropop song that bounces and pounds in B flat major, occasionally straying into harmonic minor and dabbling in diminished chords and flat sevenths. Enjoy. =]
This song is a portrayal of identity crisis — yet not just in the expected expression through lyrics. A snarling electro beat attempts to warp itself around jazz-inspired harmonies and progressions as the speaker explains his own crisis. [more inside]
This is a cover of that Creed song from 2002 in a style somewhat evocative of Owl City or The Postal Service. [more inside]
an original song. :) ever had a bad break-up? i have. [warning, there's some explicit language toward the end. okay, there's a lot of explicit language at the end. ;)]
A children's song about the sun and the moon falling in love.
A Christmas song written by me and sung by Tay Zonday. [more inside]
It's disco-licious tune ambitions, and how they eat you up! [more inside]
Wrote this after a bad break-up, about two years ago. [more inside]
"Why did you come to me only to run from me when I tried to protect you? Why did you turn on me when I tried to warn you there were wolves outside your door with rows of jagged teeth and a taste for red meat? I guess that's how it goes when you're only flesh and bone." Get-up-and-dance, old school electro-pop. [more inside]
SHUT UP & LISTEN TO MY SONG it's a demo.
and you're invited! [more inside]
We're living in a gilded cage in the gilded age: watching shadows dancing on the wall and rattling our chains so we feel like something's happening when we haven't really done a thing and so we never have to think too long about the mess we've made. Ain't it strange the sun don't shine here? I can't see any source of natural light. There isn't any way to tell the time here. So no one really knows when we arrived... [more inside]
rap samples, crunchy synths, electronic bongos, and me.
electronic dance pop thing - another one recorded in same 6 mo period as "when your lover has gone" (prev post), this one was sorta more where I was at stylistically at the time. Utilizes killer slowed-down Prince sample from 'my name is prince' to chug throughout, periodically sprinkled with horn samples from Bernstein's "Prelude, Fugue and Riffs" as well as some other stuff (kronos quartet?). Not entirely sure about the recording process here, but it also went to ADAT, and I think I used a boss dr rhythm for the main hat. The string sound was from my poor old ensoniq VFX... it freaked out all the time for no apparent reason, but man that poly-key pressure is STILL the best system to date for emotive midi controllering. I don't know why nobody else seems to have it in their boards.
Finally, not sure what I was thinking with the wacky instructional tape sample at the very beginning, nor the instrumental breakdown at the end, but here ya go.