Four chords, a guitar loop and loping drums. Trying to keep things simple for once. More here.
A short, sweet, rap-free collaboration with MC Frontalot.
A song written by my brother, who recently came home from a two year Senegal Peace Corp stint. To paraphrase his contention: "If you want to catch up, put your phone down and take your pants off." [more inside]
Late night and off-kilter, a love song for the otherwise apathetic. Recorded at rehearsal in South London by Sredni Vashtar and then (lightly) polished. One day we'd like to record this properly (do the vocals properly for example). One day. [more inside]
Merry Christmas! Here's an arrangement of Bennington, No. 408t in the Shenandoah Harmony (www.shenandoahharmony.com). Poetry by Isaac Watts 1706, original shape note arrangement by Billings, 1770. [more inside]
traditional American tune, played clawhammer style on the guitar. [more inside]
A great song by Vera Lynn, not performed by Vera Lynn. Guitar, vocals, pump organ (back again!), a slinky, and hand sounds. [more inside]
...cuts like harp strings.
Request: "I have long wished for a happy, loud, upbeat version of The Beatles 'Michelle.'" [more inside]
Just got a new zoom h6 to record with. Guitar, vocals, whistling, and a 1930's Dogherty pump organ. [more inside]
Another quick 'jazz' tune recorded during the week.
One minute noodle. [more inside]
Based loosely of Queens of the Stone Age's "Suture Up My Future" [more inside]
Another venture into songwriting from our band, radiateur. This one is a Frankenstein song comprising of riffs and motifs written over the years and assembled at leisure. [more inside]
Parental Guidance: Adult Themes, Adult Language, Dobro [more inside]
Listening to some old songs of mine, I came upon this one from 2004. It's a rather sweet, romantic little thing written about a depressing period in my relationship at the time. [more inside]
I really won't be able to come up with another / better / thing based on the Bowie song. Too busy fixing the meals, painting the walls, going to the bank... I consider this my back porch approximate version of Soul Love. Some chords (most chords I guess) are only in the vicinity of the original ones. Be kind. It's been recorded while my daughter was taking a nap, I tried not to be too noisy.
Quiet guitar for a quiet afternoon. [more inside]
Made in the Multitrack app by harmonicdog. I'm sorry about the wonky levels and general noisiness; I'm still learning how it works.
For decades now, I have been inspired by songs that make you think beyond just a lovely melody (hopefully they'd go hand in hand together). On that note, here's a song about unwinding and placing greater value in human relations (at a time when we so greatly need this).
Weird little acoustic whisper-sing experiment from a few years ago. Born of legitimate frustration. [more inside]
a fair shot at breaking a months-long gap between self-recordings
Only three tracks left until we've finally finished the full album of OK Computer. The idea here is pretty simple--since we've made basically every other track super creepy, it was time to make the creepiest track on the album something completely different. Presenting rock and/or roll. [more inside]
This is a rough mix of a nearly finished tune. Wanted to unleash it a bit early. [more inside]
You are feeling very sleepy.
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
An old "wall of guitars" rock demo. Come for the fuzz, stay for the drum machine. [more inside]
This is about 6 passes of live-looping that all fit together nicely with the same mood (bleak, minimal, meditative) and tonality. [more inside]
As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings. [more inside]
In June 2010, I posted a song called Womankind. I was just digging through some old demo recordings and found the demo for this song. [more inside]
A sub-2-minute garage-pop type of deal [more inside]
Song from 2010. I think this was the peak of my abilities in trying to make my whistling sound like some sort of saw/e-bow/loon combo. Identical guitar part to the end of my song Apfel Augen. Whistling with stairwell reverb, guitar, and a couple pulsing effects I added in a just-now-at-3am-we'll-see-what-it-sounds-like-in-the-morning fever.
New and much improved mix of a song from a few years ago. Kinda rock-metal-electronic fun with a pretty good helping of vocal harmonies. Critique away!
I stole the words from unSane and turned it into a song with off key whistling.
Past Lives: I. Where's Judi? II. Bitch Vicki III. Getting Past Nobody
A semi-instrumental song given a second life after a decade in the demo wilderness. [more inside]
A bit of synthy iPhone silliness [more inside]
the fourth song effort in my album month efforts. an excellent example of my need to stop making dense songs and fill out that thirty minutes.
Just some instrumental rock I've had kicking around for awhile. Not much to it.
had to record a loud song / here is one
first bit of my late-start album month album
Rough mix of a song about a bunch of kids anticipating a weekend of rocking out. [more inside]
Acoustic guitar, some words. [more inside]
Recorded this today with my group for a class project. Made with actual good quality microphones! [more inside]
A story of an unexpected journey, and a choice to make; part rock opera, part... wolfdog, I guess. Lyrics inside! [more inside]
A short sketch