Solo 7-string guitar arrangement of Stromae's mambo/tango/soukous/edm tune Tous les Mêmes
Still lost somewhere in the House of C. [more inside]
I went to Bonnaroo and all I got was a sunburn and a demo of this song. [more inside]
A solo 7-string arrangement of one of my favorite Pinback songs [more inside]
I have no idea what Scandinavian dances sound like, but I thought this riff sounded vaguely like Elegy-era Amorphis and what I remember of Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok. [more inside]
I made a solo 7-string guitar arrangement of the melancholy jangle pop tune Darling by the band Real Estate.
Vaguely sinister ambient. Twelve string plus keys
Electronics with some guitars that really need to be re-recorded but this had already taken too much time. [more inside]
Spanish guitar plus electronics
Excerpt from the extended Drone Poem, Heavy Storyteller Suite. [more inside]
The latest Junto prompt asks you to do something out of tune, so I put my phone next to my amp and started recording myself playing these two riffs and detuning the A string every so often.
Solo Spanish guitar
A preview of a single we're releasing in a few weeks' time.
If you listen closely the five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind are almost in there.
Very pleased with how the key change at 1:30ish, just before the synthflute comes in, worked out
Slower, shorter and synthed up version of Cascade
This is one of my partner's songs, on which I played some of the instruments. It's full of wordplay. She recently uploaded her demo album, Nothing New, to Bandcamp. She's a smart and witty lyricist and a great guitarist (and ukulelist). And she plays reed instruments, which are a complete mystery to me.
The usual. Perhaps slightly more menacing.
Solo Spanish guitar
December's release from Sredni Vashtar, staying with the slow, epic, moody sound for the time being.
It's time for more robo-jams! This song is procedurally generated and has eleven key changes. [more inside]
Clunky bluesy picking on a Spanish guitar for the first minute and then it opens up a lot.
Not had time for much recording lately - it's been a brutal couple of months. Here's another part of the soundtrack for a straight to video cyberpunk movie from the nineties. (apologies to the fellow mefite who I'm supposed to be doing a collab with - I'll be in touch I promise!)
Mildly frightening music for the mildly frightening time of year
Fast guitar, keys.
Dark sibling to my global smash hit Goldenhill
The latest release from our band. A sort of woozy, after hours lament for something lost.
It's a graptolites thing. Lots of guitars. Lots of effects. Some keys. All the rules broken.
More ambient guitar noodlings.
Another little guitar and cello song about dashed romantic babymoon plans. [more inside]
Broke my own rule and drenched this one in effects and keys. Very New Age. Not sure I approve of it.
With apologies to OMD.
Played on a plank with some taut wires
Twelve string acoustic miniature again!
12 String etc
12 string recorded on a phone as usual
A bad omens country song with my lowest drawly early morning vocals ever and a cool slippery guitar riff in the chorus. [more inside]
We had our first ultrasound where the baby really looks like a baby, and I of course had to write a song. Guitar is tuned way down (low string is an A). [more inside]
12 string acoustic etc
Trying out an exciting new piece of recording gear, the Strymon Iridium!!
Guitar, phone, still a bit clumsy.
A change of pace. [more inside]
This is a generated guitar piece. [more inside]
My journey of writing pop punk songs from thirty years ago continues apace. This one started as a TikTok and then I banged out this demo in my living room today. I'm trying to get better at writing choruses and actually using my voice.
I'm doing February Album Writing Month, or FAWM. My music career has been mostly as a bassist and engineer. I play a ton of instruments. But I never really wrote songs. Once in a blue moon when inspired. But I wrote one in six hours tonight. Tracking vocals and guitar feedback tomorrow. But here's the instrumental version, because I'm too excited not to post it anywhere. Is it a masterpiece? No. Is it good? No. But I had zero inspiration and dug in anyway. And I made something! So go me.
Using my friend's old Roland SoundCanvas to get the mellotron-esque string sounds and the Yamaha SLG-100 for the acoustic vibes. It records remarkably well, though definitely not the same as the real thing. Little bit of fretless bass action on here as well!! [more inside]