267 posts tagged with improv.
Displaying 51 through 100 of 267. Subscribe:

Aegukka (The Patriotic Song - Korea (North))

LYRICS: Well, our country's kind of shitty, But we love it anyway (We have no basis of comparison!) This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 14, 2011 - 0 comments

Mongol ulsyn töriin duulal (National Anthem of Mongolia)

I didn't know Ricardo Montalbán was a Mongol... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 13, 2011 - 1 comment

Jun19

I thought I'd share this with the mefi music makers and listeners. It's a sparkly-ish, delay-ish, electronic-piano-ish, one-take-ish, THC-ish improv/rhapsody. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Dec 12, 2011 - 0 comments

Marcia Pontifica (Pontifical Anthem - Vatican City)

Why? Because we haven't made enough fun of the Papacy this year. This is Anthemic. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 11, 2011 - 0 comments

Kassaman (We Pledge - Algeria)

Changing gears a bit, we go to one of the more fascinating anthems to grace the album. Kassaman's lyrics were written by Algerian poet Mufdi Zakariah while imprisoned by French colonial forces. He wrote the verses on his cell walls using his own blood. They are, by nature, extremely violent, and (far as I know) may comprise the only national anthem which mentions machine guns directly. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 7, 2011 - 0 comments

Dideba (Praise - Georgia)

Next in line comes Georgia (the country, not the awful state). Oh, Georgia...your flag is classy as hell, your language looks like squiggly doom. You're pretty awesome. I'm so sorry. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 6, 2011 - 13 comments

Blessings of the Swazi (Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati - Swaziland)

Next from Anthemic comes a much more abstract interpretation of a much more obscure anthem, from a country many more people are prone to forget exists. It's also, probably, my personal favourite track of the whole album. I'd like to think it very deftly stomps through the full spectrum of brilliance and stupidity, at any and all times. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 3, 2011 - 1 comment

Up Above the Young Rhine (Oben am jungen Rhein - Liechtenstein)

Presenting Anthemic: a collection of abstract interpretations of various obscure, entertaining, odd, or otherwise intriguing national anthems. We start with a fairly harmless country, and a fairly harmless interpretation of a fairly harmless anthem. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Specks> Uniquify

So closes another chapter of the Gyrophonic discography. We end Step Outside with two tracks, which elide into each other. The second track begins around the 4'20" mark. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 27, 2011 - 1 comment

Tenacity

Hooved animals and plants high in starch or methyl cellulose may want to avert their attention now. Kindergarteners, or any other fans of library paste, do we have a track for you! from Step Outside, released 20 November 2011 [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Prelude> Moissanite

Moissanite, or silicon carbide, is often used to make synthetic diamonds. Listening to this track, for me, conjures imagery of a manmade crystal cavern, with an ethereal glow, and the not-quite-drip of not-quite-water. The prelude ends and the track proper begins around 3:16. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 23, 2011 - 0 comments

Indeliberate

Track #3 from last night's new, pleasantly topped release, Step Outside, we move from the realm of ambient synth and effects to acoustic improv with some warm, tasty sax in the foreground. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 21, 2011 - 0 comments

Patriarch

Track Nr. 1 from our new new new album, Step Outside, released tonight, 20 November 2011. We start with something a little familiar, and a little different. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 20, 2011 - 0 comments

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 18, 2011 - 1 comment

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 5, 2011 - 4 comments

Allahu Akbar (Libyan National Anthem)

Topical? Certainly! Tasteless? Probably! Pantsless? Unfortunately not. Well fought, revolutionaries. I hope these days are the turning points you so need. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 22, 2011 - 2 comments

Un Poco Masada

A little bit Bang on a Can, or simply hacking away on instruments we don't play? You be the judge! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 6, 2011 - 0 comments

Balanced Inhibition and Excitation Drive Spike Activity in Spinal Half-Centers

I like turtles! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 30, 2011 - 0 comments

Musicians Have Enhanced Subcortical Auditory and Audiovisual Processing of Speech and Music

The goal of this track is twofold: to serve as a field test of my "new" Korg MS-10, and to honour the impending departure of our esteemed string player and friend, Tommy Scheurich. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 28, 2011 - 2 comments

Meditation on a riff

Piano improvisation for the "riffology" challenge. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Aug 20, 2011 - 1 comment

Nazgul's Lullaby

This is from a completely clean signal. No effects. Bask in the horror, and take off that bloody ring! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 14, 2011 - 0 comments

Metatronic

Long-form synthetic ambience, with subtlety that will kick you in the face. Bitrate is HORRIBLE because of the size limit, so HBR and FLAC are available. As always, headphones recommended. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 6, 2011 - 2 comments

Essential Elements for Developmentally Challenged Instruments

Previously. Previously-er. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 3, 2011 - 2 comments

Fourth Page - Along The Weak Rope

this is the title track off the first album from a band i've been playing with for a wee while. it's all improvised and recorded live at the bottom of a garden. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 comments

Uneffected Whamola Solo

Just for flapjax and peterkins. Video is available here, as is FLAC. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 30, 2011 - 4 comments

Plínk, Plønk, Pləŋk

A lovely string quintet (of sorts), and the second track from the 2011.06.09 session, with our friend and guest performer, Luke Furman. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 29, 2011 - 1 comment

Antepuntal Regression

The first track of the night's session, which may very well become a new entry in our An Evening With... series. This week featured special guest Luke Furman, and his wonderful array of toys/instruments, including several Ocarinas...Ocarinae? Ocar-enises? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 22, 2011 - 1 comment

Whamola Solo #2

A bit more aggressive, percussive take on the new monster. Headphones/subwoofer are, again, mandatory, for maximum effect. FLAC available [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 18, 2011 - 1 comment

Discrete Magic

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 16, 2011 - 1 comment

Whamola Solo #1

A little field test of my newest toy. Once again, good headphones or speakers are recommended, as it tends to go subsonic. FLAC is also available. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 14, 2011 - 7 comments

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 12, 2011 - 4 comments

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 comments

Judgement Day

Let's go grab a pizza.
posted by man vs sun on May 20, 2011 - 1 comment

2011.04.21: Baritone Ukulele, Temple Block, Guitbass, QSR

Woodblock minimalism, combined with electronic soundscapes, alternate string tunings, and a nice healthy drone thrown in, for good measure. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 15, 2011 - 1 comment

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]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 14, 2011 - 2 comments

Dog Explosion, Pt. 1

My next-door neighbours have a Scottish terrier which, upon being let into the backyard from inside the house, immediately yips so loudly that each bark forces it off the ground in a fit of screechy rage. Trey has a similarly annoying stupid-nosed Pekingese living above him, though its alleged "bark" is more of a failure, altogether. It's almost like someone timestretched the sound of basketball trainers on a gymnasium floor. There's no real attack; the sound just appears, then vanishes, only to return moments later. In retribution for these grievances, we have now made two separate attempts to make the latter dog explode via sonic assault. It's not supposed to be good; it's supposed to be incendiary. Please also enjoy this video for part 2. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 9, 2011 - 2 comments

2011.03.24: Cello, Mandolin, Baritone Ukulele (Part 2)

The second and final chapter of our little improvised suite of minimalist strings. This bit features a rhythmic drone on electric mandolin. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 6, 2011 - 0 comments

2011.03.24: Cello, Baritone Ukulele, Electric Mandolin

Part 1 from a small suite of minimalist, all-string improvisations. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Apr 5, 2011 - 0 comments

August 10

A long one-take improvisitation played live with Ableton echo and a vocal beat loop I recorded that I knob-twiddled while I played.
posted by Moistener on Mar 20, 2011 - 1 comment

The Pope is Dead. Long Live the Pope.

They'd probably save a lot of trouble and idiocy at the Vatican if they would only institute this policy. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 5, 2011 - 0 comments

Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini

Pope Pius III: His Facebook fan page says it all, but that may be because he served as pope for less time than William Henry Harrison served as POTUS. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Mar 4, 2011 - 4 comments

Rodrigo de Lanzòl-Borgia

What is possibly left to be said of Pope Alexander VI that hasn't already been said? Answer: Honestly, compared to the standards of secular nobility of the time, he really wasn't any worse. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 4, 2011 - 0 comments

Giovanni Battista Cybo

Meet the inappropriately-named Pope Innocent VIII. Witch hunter. Innovator in the field of immolation. Simonist. Slave regifter. And don't forget about his army of bastard children placed the Vatican on the brink of financial ruin. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Mar 3, 2011 - 2 comments

Francesco della Rovere

Pope Sixtus IV was another notorious practitioner of nepotism. A member of the Franciscan Order of Friars, he was responsible for the commissioning of the Sistine Chapel, and authorized an Inquisition targeting converted (Jewish) Christians in Spain, at the request of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. He was largely responsible for endorsing the burgeoning artistic movements leading to the Italian Renaissance, but also renewed the crusade against the Turks and reinforced the slavery policy. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 3, 2011 - 2 comments

Pietro Barbo

Paul II was a poster child (or grand-nephew) of papal nepotism. This fellow made it more difficult to downsize church government because of his tendancy to appoint new cardinals in private. Oh yeah, he also loved bling and some accounts cite his fatal heart attack happening whilst being sodomized by his boy lover. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Enea Silvio Piccolomini

Pope Pius II, surprisingly, seems to have been a pretty legitimately good and interesting person; even serving as poet laureate of Austria before eventually ending up in, and finally head of, the largest organized crime syndicate in history. However, his greatest crime could be seen as being indirectly responsible for the Twilight series. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Alfonso de Borja

You probably knew him better as Pope Callixtus III. His legacy, aside from his advanced age, feebleness and incompetence, is marked by a widely-spread (and patently false) rumor that he successfully exorcised Halley's Comet in 1456. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 comments

Tommaso Parentucelli

Also known as Pope Nicholas V, he didn't seem like such a bad guy, for the most part...other than the whole "Papal consent to the slave trade" thing. Live recorded video is available. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Mar 1, 2011 - 0 comments

My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles

Also known as Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory, also by Grunthos the Flatulent, we present a second excerpt of Vogon Poetry, as we have imagined it. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 26, 2011 - 2 comments

Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Midsummer Morning

Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe. By Grunthos the Flatulent. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 25, 2011 - 1 comment

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6