Is this Metal? Inspired by this MeFi post about Metal and this MeFi post about Metal as a catalyst for world peace, I set out to write and record this instrumental over the weekend. Rough edges are OK in Metal, right? You should probably turn this up as loud as it will go.
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]
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]
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]
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]
This is progressive instrumental death metal played in a strange tuning. Lots of layered guitar and bass work. [more inside]
This is a new one from a short EP I just released for an upcoming tour. It's a stoney instrumental with banjo. You guys like those, right? [more inside]
an instrumental song with acoustic guitar, harmonica, samples, birds, drums and beats.
another piece on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
For the January challenge, fellow mefite mahershalal and I came up with this little number. Kind of a jazz-influenced instrumental shoegaze number, I guess. [more inside]
Pretty good lyrics in this one. [more inside]
Instrumental sort-of-dance track with some electric piano, samples, beats, and synths.
A short pop instrumental I wrote shortly after arriving in Las Vegas in 2005 as an exercise in voice leading and chord soloing.
The second song I recorded after this one.
A new instrumental song. [more inside]
A quick surf-punk blast thru the Ukrainian folk song which was neutered into Carol of the Bells. For the challenge, obviously! [more inside]
the last track on my htmpng efforts
instrumental on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
Just a bit more (edited) fun. [more inside]
So you need to get up and get moving and be happy and stoked and cheerful and energetic right this instant? Hurry! Listen to this song! It's an instrumental, it's only 1' 24", and it might be the only chance you've got. [more inside]
Another bite sized morsel of crispy guitar-driven instro-surf for you. [more inside]
Just sneaking this one under the wire for the Hallowe'en challenge. A thrown-together palate cleanser from the recent power pop -- a piece of Eastern European-flavored surf about the scariest thing I can think of. I actually gave myself the shivers when I was putting together the ending so it's probably worth sticking around for that. [more inside]
Bonfire is an ode to bucolic, cross-country driving moments in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by A Gap Between » http://soundcloud.com/a-gap-between
An improvised instrumental experiment on digital accordion. [more inside]
Slick synths in seven
this came from a guitar thing I came up with. I really messed up the recording, so I should re-record it someday. [more inside]
Pretty much a lot of keyboard playing over a drum loop made on same said keyboard. [more inside]
I can't get enough electric viola. [more inside]
After too much time spent noodling, I'm trying to make actual tunes with some semblance of structure. Today's attempt was fun! What does it remind you of? [more inside]
Aka 21 Nugent St., AKA this deadly house in Thunder Bay where we have righteous disco-ball dance parties and bluegrass jams, and where I've been crashing the last few weeks. It's been a treat.
The forecast for Thursday: partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Later: decreasing clouds and a high near 76°. Overnight, expect winds out of the west-northwest at 30 mph. [more inside]
Summertime makeout salad with honey-roasted handclaps, balsamic dance vinagrette and a sprinkle of arpeggiator. [more inside]
Shortish instrumental, born out of me dicking around in Garage Band and trying to break out of my indie-rock rut.
Mrs. Archivist and I are collaborating on musical project. Recording includes acoustic and electric guitars, synths, traps, accordion, and cello. [more inside]
In Honor of the Season. . .
Turn your bass down...I'm still a'learnin'. Piano overtones are the new "in thing". Mouse programmed...chords and all...not a keyboard in sight.
Easy little piano/drum instrumental track that a friend and I recorded a few years back. I call it "foot chase" because for some reason it makes me imagine being on the run from someone.
instro minstro. [more inside]
Just a quick song I threw together in Reason today. [more inside]
More fashion house/website music, but they didn't go for this one either... hey, whaddayagunnado?
Fairly heavy, minimalistic, instrumental hip-hop. [more inside]
A simple, brooding instrumental piece I wrote last year for an independent documentary - on guitar, bass and some samples. [more inside]
Back at work as resident composer for a Tokyo fashion house... this time they want four 90-second instrumental spots, for web presentations. Handed this one in to them the other day, but they nixed it: too dramatic, just not right for the project. So, back to the drawing board. Thought I'd put it here, though, so as not to consign it to the Land of Unheard Music.
One real tambourine, and a pile of virtual organs [more inside]
Some more Philip Glass-inspired electronica while waiting for the RPM Challenge to start.
laid back with cheesy sounds...
Instrumental; checking out what my new Axiom 61 can do with Logic. [more inside]
*Yet* another short, syrupy-melancholic instrumental. This time with extra dobro. [more inside]
Instrumental demo written/recorded as first-takes after reading this post about the recording of The Cure's Disintegration album. Consider it a comment for the Disintegration post. And please excuse the mix, as it was hastily done. In keeping with the Disintegration theme, it begins with 8 seconds of silence.