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J.S. Bach

When the radiant bliss of classical music comes to enter the realm of dream pop ambient downtempo, something serene yet pensive may be the result, as in the case of this track. Initially when we composed this track, there were lyrics and vocals, but then our computer blew and somehow the vocals didn't survive. Today it is an instrumental.
posted by Brodyaga on Jun 16, 2014 - 1 comment

downshift

So...I didn't think I'd have time to work on a new song but the last 24 hours have freed up so... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Titry

Since music is a powerful force capable of evoking an endless array of images to one's mind, this represents just the diverse dynamic space, vocal free, to be a canvass for whatever the listener can dream up. This is for dreaming, after all :)
posted by Brodyaga on Jun 12, 2014 - 3 comments

Staying In

The melodies are starting to fade. The references aren't what you think they are. Perhaps it's a deformed cousin of another's previous post.
posted by SafetyPirate on Jun 11, 2014 - 3 comments

Red Cloud Road

Instrumental for synths, bass, tuba quartet, and drum kit. [more inside]
posted by mubba on Jun 10, 2014 - 0 comments

west life

Another hit!...or not. I moved to the west some time ago and decided to celebrate by writing a song. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 6, 2014 - 2 comments

gr1 vs. 2

kind of unhappy with this one. A bit Grunge and couldn't work in the finesse I wanted to.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 5, 2014 - 2 comments

The Day Of

Quiet music, but too active and guitar solo-y to properly call ambient. Moody. An argument happened and it sounded nothing like this.
posted by SafetyPirate on Jun 4, 2014 - 1 comment

Fallow

The previews end. The feature starts, quietly. Ambient instrumental cowboy music.
posted by SafetyPirate on May 30, 2014 - 4 comments

where's the exit?

Just another instrumental rock song. A few more electronic elements added in this time but overall, still very much guitar based.
posted by cicadaverse on May 28, 2014 - 0 comments

disc

I went to a lot of Punk shows and listened to a lot of that type of music in my youth. I think I paid like $7 or $8 to see Greenday before they exploded on MTV. My friend's band opened for them. Likewise, NoFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many others were among the bands I saw live as a teenager. I haven't really listened to a lot of those bands for a number of years but sometimes I run across a random track in my music library and it brings back all those memories. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 24, 2014 - 2 comments

convolutions

I have been making too many one part songs lately so I had wanted to do something with a few different parts, you know, like a verse, a chorus, and a bridge and maybe if I'm lucky, a super-chorus... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 19, 2014 - 2 comments

Baking Powder Blues

Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 16, 2014 - 1 comment

The long queue

I used to have to commute through rush-hour traffic. You spend a lot of time thinking or zoning out when your car is not moving very fast.
posted by cicadaverse on May 14, 2014 - 1 comment

mid-autumn festival

The last song of the project formally known as Old Ship Arcadia.... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 13, 2014 - 0 comments

october

Another track from the same project as the previous one I posted.
posted by cicadaverse on May 8, 2014 - 0 comments

daylightsaving's eve

This is from a project I did about 2 years ago I think. I don't think it's ever seen the light of day till now. It's a bit low quality in it's mastering probably. I wanted to do an 8" with this and 3 other songs but never got around to it. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 6, 2014 - 0 comments

there are other things also

I was feeling another bunch of unsettled feelings so I thought I better do another discordant, frustration-venting song. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 26, 2014 - 3 comments

carefully optimistic

I thought I'd try to write something more upbeat. I couldn't think of a vocal melody so I just filled it with different guitar parts.
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 21, 2014 - 0 comments

Lynchburg Town

Not the old-time tune you may be thinking of. Fretless banjo with a percussion loop. (As it happens, Garageband's Jazz drum kit instrument has a rattle that sounds a lot like a jawbone.) [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 19, 2014 - 1 comment

equals66

just a rock song (instrumental). I played around a lot with some organs and synths but still guitar based overall...
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 19, 2014 - 2 comments

reprieve

I was in a very heavy mood the night before last so I decided to write a heavy song. I don't think I've tried to write something quite like this before. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 17, 2014 - 0 comments

xhu alt.

Instrumental rock I recorded a while ago. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 12, 2014 - 3 comments

Metric Groove

From my new (free!) EP 'Part Time Drum Machine', this is an instrumental keyboard-based track driven forward by a cheap synth bass and Casio-ish beats. A different kind of style than you may have heard from me before. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Apr 8, 2014 - 0 comments

it takes a long time to become whole again....

Instrumental. This was actually a song I wrote as early as 1993. I kind of stumbled on a really terrible recording of it from back then (you would not want to hear it, believe me), and I thought why not revisit it, so I jammed out some parts on the chord progression and eventually recorded this. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 8, 2014 - 3 comments

Lantern Selection

instrumental, guitar rock. I had fun writing this one a few months back.
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 3, 2014 - 1 comment

crashing is not safe

I got in a car crash about a month back. No one got hurt but it was still kind of scary (I had my 13 month old in the car and she was screaming and crying) and afterwards, it was really depressing/distressing. It was really hard to get to work and I couldn't go anywhere and then there's the money I had to borrow to fix the car. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 1, 2014 - 0 comments

ode to an imaginary bicycle on a grassy hill

I wrote this song night before last because I haven't written much lately. No vocals because, my vocals would only make it worse. Really. But feel free to sing your own! [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Mar 29, 2014 - 3 comments

Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

Solo stroke style arrangement on a fretless minstrel banjo. Another quickie from Briggs Banjo Instructor, 1855.
posted by usonian on Mar 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Whoop Jamboree

Instrumental on fretless minstrel style banjo, played more or less as arranged by Phil Rice in his 1858 banjo instructor. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Mar 25, 2014 - 1 comment

Tooth Reef Wharf Hive

A mellow electronic instrumental from the vaults.
posted by mubba on Mar 5, 2014 - 2 comments

Long Weekend

A demo from a project of mine called The Phone Calls. This will be on the next record [more inside]
posted by dagosto on Feb 8, 2014 - 2 comments

The Silent Bugler

Punky instrumental surf rock in the vein of Man or Astro-Man? (with stylophone!) [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Jan 29, 2014 - 1 comment

Market Music

A full year of the stock market translated into a reggae song of sorts, to go along with an animated data visualization I created. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 3, 2014 - 10 comments

Bach

This track makes it a lot easier to imagine how the classical work of J.S. Bach could be meshed into a dreampop track, something that is rarely seen or at least, that is rarely pulled off well (The Verve and The Farm come to mind as other successful cases of this happening). [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 14, 2013 - 2 comments

1+1=3 (revisited)

Some songs take you on a trip (and bring you back), while others just send you drifting endlessly and blissfully. For us, this song belongs to the latter, building layers of layers of sound and effects - like new galaxies being opened. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on Dec 10, 2013 - 3 comments

no blade tom

...cuts like harp strings.
posted by dagosto on Nov 22, 2013 - 7 comments

Cordimitic

An electronica track (possibly describable as “techno”) I created in one day for the 20th Project. It starts with a kick/hi-hat (and later a snare) as well as synth bass and lead lines; the track itself is in 7/4 time. [more inside]
posted by acb on Sep 21, 2013 - 2 comments

Guest Star

Jazzy electronic instrumental. [more inside]
posted by mubba on Sep 12, 2013 - 0 comments

one note

Based on The World Famous' challenge idea in this thread, to make a song using only one note. [more inside]
posted by advil on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 comments

Recarpitulation

Hard rockin' instrumental inspired by driving cars fast with riffs to match the machinery. [more inside]
posted by hellslinger on Jun 6, 2013 - 7 comments

Body Parts

instrumental prog/hard rock tune recorded and mixed in my home studio, myself on guitar [more inside]
posted by hellslinger on Jun 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Wizard of Oz IV

More experimentation with synths and fx. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jun 3, 2013 - 5 comments

Nineteen Thousand Sunsets

Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
posted by The Seeds of Autumn on May 30, 2013 - 0 comments

Astronomical Summer 2

The pulsing drive of this tune unquestionably has a swaying effect and, taken together with this song's layers and subtleties seems to make all the difference. Sway sway sway!!! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 9, 2013 - 0 comments

Balkanofellini

If you let your imagination drift towards southeastern Europe, somewhere wedged between Fellini's Italy and Emir Kusturica's Balkans, and then you put such wanderings into a soundtrack, this is likely what you would end up with - Balkanofellini :) [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 6, 2013 - 1 comment

Talk to Her

If you were to roll up some element of Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Bill Nelson, and paint it with a slight shoegaze ethereal hue, this might be what you would get… Enjoy this Ummagma track! [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 5, 2013 - 1 comment

Autumnmania

For anyone who loves Tortoise and especially the fired up drive of their first two albums, or maybe Sputniks Down, you will likely love an ear-scoop of this Ummagma track. [more inside]
posted by Brodyaga on May 2, 2013 - 5 comments

The Flank of Bridenstein

I had a bit of fun with this: it's about a relationship gone wrong. I believe that the dual bass part is rhythmically interesting. Double bass and synth bass rhythmically intertwine and are coupled with a synth trumpet. There may be some Brian Eno influences a la The Drop. My album is available for $5 download at CD Baby: The Dividing Range. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theseedsofautumn
posted by The Seeds of Autumn on Apr 29, 2013 - 2 comments

Visualization

This instrumental explores not only ambiences and walls-of-sound seemingly inspired directly by cosmic travels, but also features electronics, samples, drones, and beautifully melodies peppered with a lot of dissonance, creating sonic tapestries perfectly suited for reflecting, reading an Arthur C. Clarke (or Isaac Asimov) book and taking a journey through the stars. This is Sounds of Sputnik.
posted by Brodyaga on Apr 28, 2013 - 1 comment

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