10 posts tagged with improv and contrabassoon.
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Which Way to the Apothecary?
Track 6 from our album Everything You See Here, released two weeks ago--the first of four, being released over the course of this month. Previously from this album... [more inside]
This is Not the Real World
In the real world, nobody voluntarily plays contrabassoon. Those who are forced to do so only play one note, and it's in long tones. This, however, is abstract, effected, avant-garde contrabassoon. This track comes from our newly released album, Everything You See Here. Don't ask about the alpaca. [more inside]
A bit of semi-long form semi-ambient semi-minimalist semi-something something something. Unfortunately, this is at a stupidly low bitrate because it's 22 minutes long, so higher bitrate MP3 and FLAC are available. [more inside]
Contrabassoon + 2(Accordion)
Sometimes, you find exactly how many reeds you are absolutely necessary to make the sound you want, then you add two more accordions. Previously. [more inside]
Epilogue to Lightning
Warning: This recording includes heavy amounts of face-swallowing, house-rumbling, often subsonic bass. Also available in HBR MP3 and FLAC. For best results, use good headphones or speakers with a subwoofer. Apply directly to the forehead. [more inside]
Let's go grab a pizza.
Prelude-Midnight (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Having already tackled Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Christmas Music, and the Catholic Church, we decided that, for May's Challenge, it was time to up the ante to the second worst thing ever: TSO's non-Christmas music. [more inside]
We Three Kings
And finally, The Christmas Album closes on a low note--literally, this time. After all, where's the fun in having a contrabassoon at your disposal if you're not going to do something wacky with it?* *Headphones recommended for maximum head-rattling [more inside]
An original composition by our own Tommy Scheurich, and another experiment in instant festivity. [more inside]
What Child is This?
We all thought as hard as we could, to come up with a Christmas song that none of us hate, so we could do it semi-reverently, in a manner which at least resembles proper. It took so many takes to get it right that now we hate this song, too. [more inside]