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Tuscaloosa

All your big dreams, you can't go wrong. Get fit with the AC on... [more inside]
posted by ZipRibbons on Mar 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Nightshade

She's a spy, a good one too. Speciality — sneaking up on you... [more inside]
posted by ZipRibbons on Mar 1, 2018 - 0 comments

Get Real Girl

Chin up. Keep acting like you've got it made. We both know you ain't. You're laughing but it's true. [more inside]
posted by ZipRibbons on Feb 28, 2018 - 2 comments

Scarlet Johansson's Human Suit

All this time, dipping your fingers in my bowl... [more inside]
posted by ZipRibbons on Feb 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Give It to Me

A rough demo mix of a new tune I’ve been working on for a loose band project called The Wishing Well Divers. This particular recording is an experiment in recording and producing only on an iPhone and was recorded, mixed, and mastered in a day or so using only my phone, my voice, and an acoustic guitar and bass. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 21, 2017 - 4 comments

The Killing Floor

This is a really rough early home studio demo of a song in development for my new recording project, The Wishing Well Divers' "Tragicomic Americana." Ironically, just as I've been working on this song, which thematically concerns stigmitization and marginalization, and well, being face down on the floor, I had a health scare last night that left me literally face down on the bathroom floor for a half hour. I've got no job, health insurance, family support, or cash cushion right now, so this song has taken on new personal meanings for me just since I started recording it a couple of days ago, with new worries about health problems and their potential to make it harder to find work and insurance. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 31, 2017 - 5 comments

Humbler than Thou (studio version rough)

This song originally came together accidentally while I was setting up my VR drum kit for my son for Christmas, as I posted about here at the time. Yesterday I decided to try to do a studio version and this is how it's coming out so far. It's pretty far along but I expect to add some horns before it's all said and done. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 19, 2017 - 5 comments

Going Nowhere

This mp3 was converted from a video I made, recording stereo audio straight into my phone. It's a rough draft with minimal instrumentation and arrangement I'm hoping to develop further with a group that recently started coming together called The Wishing Well Divers. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 comments

BFD @Ummagma

When you live in a country where something called a 'melting pot' falls into play, you sometimes don't detect marked differences in sounds and influenced within the larger meld of rock music (maybe it's a little clearer for pop music - I'm not sure)... In any case, here is one track created at the foothills of Ukraine's Carpathian mountains... You may hear a distinct Carpathian whistle and even gamma in this song. I think it gives the song a distinct and tasteful 'ethnic' flavour. This is 'BFD' by Ummagma and I hope you will enjoy it.
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 15, 2015 - 0 comments

H. Factor

Some of the most inspiring music out there focuses on the positive elements of humankind and society, blah blah blah. But there comes a time when even musicians' gearing towards that tendency get fed up and write something outside of their 'regular' thematic 'boundaries'. This seems to be the case with this Ummagma song. Enjoy and visit the band on Facebook...
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 10, 2015 - 2 comments

Balkanofellini + bonus @Ummagma

There is one thing that I really admire in certain artists and that is flexibility. I love it when a band can perform across a spectrum of genres and especially when they manage to pull it off well. Starting out with Ummagma's Balkanofellini, which seems appropriately named when you envision those awesome soundtracks to all of Federico Fellini's films (by Nino Rota), combined with all the Balkan eclecticism of Emir Kusturica's films (soundtrack by Goran Bregović). Well there you have it. A hybrid. Thought you might also like a few quick offerings of other Ummagma tracks, so here is Human Factora">, Risky, NIMBY, and Upsurd, Orion, BFD and Outside
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 8, 2015 - 0 comments

Human Factor

It's all in the lyrics with this song, though I think the tone of the music gives away quite a lot too. Indie rock with a progressive dreampop edge. Short and sweet :) This is our Ummagma - findable for search-happy folks at www.facebook.com/ummagma [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Lama (Ian Baird Remix)

Words can only be twisted so many ways, but the same words can sound to a host of melodies. That's what happens when you dabble in the world of remixes too, such as this one by Ummagma. Really impressed with the transformation from the original track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Aug 15, 2014 - 0 comments

Upsurd

Fusion confusion. The meshing of musical genres found in this Ummagma track represent a fusion, reflecting the confusion that is so commonplace nowadays in this world - simply absurd and rising. Hence the name Upsurd.
posted by Brodyaga on Jun 10, 2014 - 1 comment

Lama (Jane Woodman Remix)

When a musician, who has self-recorded and mixed everything (brilliant) he (she) has ever put out, eventually takes to creating a remix, the output can be somewhat spectacular. That is what happened when San Francisco shoegaze darkwave wonderkind Jane Woodman jumped into her very first remix for Ummagma 'Lama'. Hope you enjoy the output.
posted by Brodyaga on May 15, 2014 - 1 comment

River Town

Tides and lilts, ebbs and flows. Something romantic, yet superfluous permeates 'River Town', with a spacious element opening up for sweepingly dreamy female vocals. At least that's how we see this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 11, 2014 - 2 comments

Back To You

In the spirit of "Superstar" by legendary art-punk band Sonic Youth (who were covering The Carpenters chart-breaking track), here is 'Back to You'. Sonically similar, but content-wise very different. No superstar imagery from the perspective of a groupie here. Just some self-searching and hopefully grounding elements. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 comments

Lama

This is one of the better (at least one of the favourite) Ummagma tracks out there to date and currently the subject of a whack of forthcoming remixes. Stay tuned! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 26, 2014 - 1 comment

Titry

Actors are always celebrated for their chameleonic ability to change characters and roles. Ummagma possesses this quality, among a small number of shape-shifting bands currently out there. This song is very different from anything else created by Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 comments

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. One slight change from the previous version. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Ummagma - River Town (Mind Movies Remix)

This is one Ummagma track that has been totally turned on it's head, taking what was a dreampop folkrock-ish track and utterly transforming it into an whirling electro-dance track with traces of vocals from Shauna McLarnon. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Nov 15, 2013 - 4 comments

Everyone I Know

Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 17, 2013 - 2 comments

Rotation

For some of the best things in life, intensity builds as anticipation kicks in. That is what this Ummagma track is for me - with layer on layer, building a sort of icicle/sand castle that never melts or washes away. It just builds and then takes flight. I hope you will feel the same. Of course, there is that The Smiths thing happening - happy music, depressing lyrics. Rightly so. Spot on - have a read. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 comments

BFD

Reminiscent of the Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest contribution to the film "Strange Days", this Ummagma track offers an eclectic earful of modernity meets tradition, complete with Carpathian whistle and balanced out with successive male and female vocals. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 4, 2013 - 0 comments

Lama (Ian Baird Remix)

A while back, Ian Baird (A*Star, Spring Clock Wonder) did an awesome remix of Telling You (T.Y. Ian Baird Remix) by SPC ECO, Dean Garcia's main musical project since leaving Curve. Fortunately, he would eventually remix our song "Lama" by our duo Ummagma. Hope you enjoy this upbeat track.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 2, 2013 - 0 comments

Lama

A love for the golden 4AD era, Pink Floyd and the likes of David Sylvian have all been woven into the thread of this music. "Lama" was both inspired by these bands and reflects their contribution to a new generation of musicmakers. Looking forward, but knowing where our roots lie… I sincerely hope you will all enjoy this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 comments

If You Don't Cry

"If You Don't Cry" by Resistor (originally performed by The Magnetic Fields).
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 25, 2013 - 2 comments

Resistor - Keep it to Yourself

Another bit of synthpop metacommentary in the form of the funny-cause-it's-sad-cause-it's-true inner monologue of a cynical artist. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 1, 2013 - 1 comment

Wonderful Christmastime

My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2012 - 2 comments

Narcissist

The 11th entry in the monthly series of homemade synthpop singles from Resistor, "Narcissist" does what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor -- All I Wanna Do Is Strum My Ukulele

A simple electro-ukulele ode to solitude and song. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 22, 2012 - 2 comments

I'll Refuse

"I'll Refuse" is a synthpop doowop revenge song. There's a video here. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 3, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Insecure

This one is a sparkly nugget of synthpop about the bitter, self-sabotaging adolescent lurking within all of us. Or at least within me. It's classic Resistor. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 26, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - Vincent van Gogh

A homemade synthpop tune about the myth of the meritocracy and the pain of being an artist without an audience, like something Stephin Merritt could've come up with on a dreary evening in an alternate universe where The Magnetic Fields never got popular. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Resistor - David the Gnome

This is an electro version of the theme song to the children's show "The World of David the Gnome," which aired in the US on Nickelodeon from 1987 to 1995. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 28, 2012 - 2 comments

Resistor -- Lighting and Distance

A new synthpop song from Resistor about all the lies we agree to believe in so we can make it through the day. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 comments

Resistor -- Ingenue

A minor-key waltzing synthpop lament of being unemployed and underappreciated. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 27, 2012 - 0 comments

Resistor - First World Problems

Resistor makes real songs for synthetic lives. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Invocation

This is the lead-off track from The Flood, the new album by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, released today. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 10, 2011 - 4 comments

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies - "July"

"July" is the promo single from the upcoming Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies EP. "July" is the feel-good song of the month, if not the century. "July" is a tale of love, summertime, and ephemeral youth, told in the timeless language of pop music. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 comments

In A Room

Cover I did hastily yesterday afternoon of The House of Love's beautiful song "In A Room". [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Mar 28, 2009 - 3 comments

Julia

Julia / you've got a lovely uvula / I wanna take you to Florida / so please say yes We'll start a family / play lots of D&D / and watch the Goonies / on VHS
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 4, 2006 - 12 comments

in the Shadow Cast (demo)

Can't have a day with only one post to MuFi! This is from the 48 Hour Project; I spent two days in January holed up writing and recording an EPs-worth of songs that would later become the foundation for my current band. It was cold and tiring and fun...
posted by verysleeping on Aug 9, 2006 - 3 comments

When it Hits My Blood

Cover of a John Vanderslice song about Requiem for a Dream.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 9, 2006 - 6 comments

Summer's Ending

Now that the summer's ending, there's a cold wind blowing in / So we've got to build some shelter, before it rains again
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 4, 2006 - 19 comments

the Hours -- by the Notes and Scratches

A cluttered and messy rock song from our record Uh-Oh. I play guitar and sing in this band (and play the singing saw on this track!).
posted by verysleeping on Jul 3, 2006 - 4 comments

The Road

Ooh, bop bop, ba-ooh, bop bop. All I know is the road and I love you.
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 1, 2006 - 4 comments

The Spy Part 1 (Cover's Blown)

Acoustic demo about what I did during the Cold War.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 4 comments

The Spy Part 2 (Thirty Scarves)

Demo of a song about being far away from the spy you love. With acoustic guitar and tuba.
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 30, 2006 - 13 comments

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