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Musings of a Plastic Cow

As a very wise man (vs sun) once told me, "I warned you about opening the stupid vault. Once it has been opened, it can never be closed." As it has been written, so shall it be done. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Synaptic Constellations

I'd like to dip deeeeeeeeeeeeeep into the well of Gyrophonic past (less than 2 years ago) to one of our first recorded improv sessions--divided into 6 contiguous "movements." [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 17, 2010 - 2 comments

Glass Bell

A semi-minimalistic improv, built around a repeating rhythmic pattern. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 15, 2010 - 3 comments

Sierpinski Triangle

It's the Triforce of Fractals [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 13, 2010 - 6 comments

Upon a Bundle of Sticks (Art or Not Art?)

An older bit of spoken-word, written by man vs sun. Part 1 of 2. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jan 11, 2010 - 0 comments

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year, Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jan 1, 2010 - 1 comment

The Always of the Always

For snsranch: Three. More. Notes. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 comments

Man vs Blue, Mvt. VI: Finale (May 11, 1997)

The final movement of my first (and, so far, only) composition, a multi-movement improvisational piece for acoustic vs. electronic instruments, based on the 1997 rematch set of chess games between Garry Kasparov and the computer, Deep Blue. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Nov 2, 2009 - 1 comment

Aleatoric Boogie Man

Sometimes, even that which goes bump in the night has to get down with chance. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 26, 2009 - 1 comment

No Known Survivors

Something horrible has happened in this place. It will never be the same. Be thankful you weren't present. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Oct 25, 2009 - 2 comments

Albuquerque

Nothing says "Happy 50th birthday" to your first musical hero like completely destroying one of his best songs! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 22, 2009 - 2 comments

There Should Have Been Cake

And it needed to be one of these. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 5, 2009 - 1 comment

River Raid

No relation. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Oct 1, 2009 - 2 comments

Upon a Plate of Beans (A Meditation)

Inspired by, but not completely adherent to this month's challenge. And this. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Sep 9, 2009 - 0 comments

Everything's the Same (Except for Brighton)

Moving in stereo... [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 5, 2009 - 0 comments

Qipheyo (The Great Big Mulp adaptation)

Where does he get those wonderful toys? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 comments

Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

I'm catching up with myself, finally. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 30, 2009 - 3 comments

Processing Eidolons

There's noise in the chain. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Aug 29, 2009 - 0 comments

My Own Personal Light Show

Meditations on a thunderstorm. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Aug 26, 2009 - 0 comments

European Son

Technically, it's in F major. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 comments

The Black Angel’s Death Song

Solo vocals with delay, reverb, and amplitude modulation.
posted by man vs sun on Jul 15, 2009 - 4 comments

I'll Be Your Mirror

Short and sweet; a more structured offering, as well. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 14, 2009 - 1 comment

There She Goes Again

Enough songs about drugs, here's a little ditty about a prostitute. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 14, 2009 - 3 comments

Heroin

This is side two! If you want to play the record from the beginning, then please turn over. Do not play this side, if you want side one. This is side two! [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 13, 2009 - 6 comments

All Tomorrow's Parties

If it ain't baroque, don't fix it. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 13, 2009 - 3 comments

Femme Fatale

Track #3 in Pasty Anglophiles' complete re-imagining of the VU+N album. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 11, 2009 - 0 comments

I’m Waiting for the Man

An introspective take on a song that’s a lot more relaxed than it probably should be, given the subject matter. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 11, 2009 - 9 comments

Sunday Morning

When Lou Reed becomes a Televangelist, God help us all. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 10, 2009 - 10 comments

It's a Beautiful Day

Returning to the well of material I wrote almost a decade ago. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 5, 2009 - 1 comment

The Power of Cheese

The conclusion of the Epic Cheese Trilogy, written by man vs sun. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 4, 2009 - 6 comments

Femme Fatale (Ambient Take)

If you didn't care for our treatment of Femme Fatale (via askmeaboutloom), may we interest you in something more, possibly femme, or, I don't know, fatale? [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 3, 2009 - 12 comments

Femme Fatale

Skeedly Scoodly doo-bee a-scoo-boop WHOA ba-deedly doot-'n doo-wow. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 comments

Douchebag

step one: get a guitar step two: learn a couple chords step three: ??? step four: douchebag. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jul 2, 2009 - 1 comment

Flaut.

She's a bad Moogerfooger. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 29, 2009 - 1 comment

Gumby-lujah

In an alternate dimension, where Leonard Cohen is from Yorkshire, stupid things happen. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 comments

The Bunny Who Wanted to be a Rat

Would you like to hear a story, boys and girls? [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 24, 2009 - 12 comments

The Cheese Alarm

Exactly what we need right now. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 12, 2009 - 5 comments

ba96c1f999b3299f086e8c2cd9b84558

Percussive groove session. Not a song about sandwiches. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Jun 6, 2009 - 2 comments

The Great Curve

One of my favourite songs by Talking Heads--an experiment of sorts. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jun 4, 2009 - 1 comment

O'er Cresting Phrygian Waves

A return to roots, an experiment with new textures. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 29, 2009 - 1 comment

Groove for Tomatoes (A Prayer)

A sequel, of sorts. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 26, 2009 - 1 comment

Roto-Tom Synth Improv

My first and only improv drum recording...layered with my boyfriend's (the real musician) synth improv. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye on May 26, 2009 - 4 comments

Too Blue

"This was an improvisation, actually the second take (Blue 2, or "Too Blue"), during which I had the memory of the Monterey Jazz festival firmly planted in my head, remembering the incredible musicians and music I heard all over the fairgrounds, playing jazz, soul, and lots 'n lots of blues…" ~ Laurie Z.
posted by Zebra Productions on May 26, 2009 - 5 comments

Chair

Indie rock gone improv and conehead [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on May 22, 2009 - 0 comments

Silver Equine Heart

Dark psychedelia from deep within the Karst topography of the Missouri Ozarks . . . [more inside]
posted by barrett caulk on May 21, 2009 - 3 comments

The ConstruKction of Light

King Crimson cover
posted by man vs sun on May 14, 2009 - 2 comments

No Talking From You!

When a spoken-word performance goes wrong, improvise. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Apr 23, 2009 - 0 comments

Pastrami on Rye

Performed by a vegetarian.
posted by man vs sun on Apr 15, 2009 - 6 comments

Jersey (Cruel and Unusual Mix)

If you like New Jersey, don't hit play. [more inside]
posted by man vs sun on Apr 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Paranoid: A Chant

Taken from Stephen King's short story collection, Skeleton Crew.
posted by man vs sun on Apr 2, 2009 - 2 comments

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