With this tune I reveal once again my unscrupulous leftist agenda by *politicizing* Halloween. And the video introduces an old friend of mine, Esmerelda the Skeleton. Hell of a gal, mighty fine dancer.
Happy Halloween! [more inside]
A minor-key, rondo-like composition for piano, bass, percussion, and various squelchy electronic bits. Hail the coming of Princess Luna! [more inside]
I accidentally played a 022000 E minor chord as 033000. I liked the sound, and soon had a horror song for Halloween. :) It's a simple, rolling/grinding, number. Hope you enjoy!
Halloween rock and roll. [more inside]
Another song from my forthcoming supernaturally themed novelty garage rock album "Don't Go In The Garage," released under the named Dr. Mysterian.
The title track to my forthcoming supernaturally themed novelty garage rock album, which will be released under the name Dr. Mysterian.
pretty silly, super spooky [more inside]
A song for tweens about a vampire going through some self-identification issues. [more inside]
My friend Bill got hit by a car while riding his bike in San Raphael, California last month. He's been in a coma, and broke his vertebrae, collarbone, ribs, and has been on a respirator, critical. He has a history of alcoholism, and meth. He came to the midwest because his mother was dying, and after she did, there were ghosts in her house. We wrote and recorded this three years ago when he was in the midwest in 2007. I was planning on finishing it for Halloween this year. But now it makes more sense to me. Wow. Sometimes music transcends time and space. [more inside]
Piano experiment gone horribly wrong. [more inside]
Culted was conceived after watching a special on Mass Murderers. An industrial sound with cinematic undertones and a touch of electronica. [more inside]
On this Day of the Dead, I bring you this festive reminder: no matter where you run, no matter where you hide, the Grim Reaper will catch you. He'll also catch your cat, he'll catch your dog, he'll catch your goldfish; he's gonna get us all. [more inside]
Little ditty about young love, the joys of suburban Massachusetts in autumn, and the allure of all those wonderful things behind the counter at drugstores. [more inside]
Made in FL Studio in about 40 minutes, in response to a friend's last-minute request for a silly halloween song to play on her radio show. Though I really didn't intend on it, the intro sort of sounds like the intro to the Ghostbusters theme... with scream samples.
A song of great longing (and lots of autotune). [more inside]
A moody composition on behalf of the things in our new house that very much want us to know we were there first. Happy Halloween! [more inside]
I guess this might be interpreted as a stream-of-consciousness horror story. There's maybe three or four different autoharp tracks here, including a distorted autoharp that I really dig. And a backwards autoharp! These autoharps say "Happy Halloween!" [more inside]
Inspired by those grotesque masks. [more inside]
A nightmarish take on children's music. I always imagine myself stuck in a carnival funhouse being chased around by evil clowns when I listen to this. From 1995 and one of the first songs I ever wrote. Some completely out of control layering towards the end! [more inside]
I bought an old box of Fruit Brute on eBay last week and it had one of those paper records attached to it. The song was so rad, I had to digitize it to share with MeFi. [more inside]
a quick and dirty version of the monster's reaction to promises. A lament for the most famous of the walking dead. Some Waxman implied.
a Halloween sing-a-long for somnabulists [more inside]
This was recorded to play on our front porch on Halloween night. The kids are using our "low voice" tech and they're improving so it might not make sense during some parts. I think it's fun and I like the music, it's a bit Elfmanesque. Enjoy.