Another itty bitty ditty. [more inside]
The theme to a spy movie that was never made.
Full title: "Everything Was Going Fine Until Someone Dared Springtime to Happen All at Once." From the album In Lieu of Talent. Maybe a nice way to kick off a Friday. [more inside]
An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]
The premier performance of my beloved Pearl Bass Flute. AskmeaboutLOOM is up to his usual tricks on delay.
A short guitar instrumental, written in a convent, during a heat-wave in 2003. [more inside]
30 April, 1994 [more inside]
19 April 1994 9:55 pm - 20 April 1994 10:25pm [more inside]
19 April 1994 3:55am-2:50pm [more inside]
This is a little instrumental number I made up. I'm trying to convince my bandmates to perform it. The guitar tone and the melodic simplicity may qualify it as Surf Music. [more inside]
My vague memory of an aphex twin melody on this here banjo that I don't really know how to play. Took me a while to figure out which tune(s) I was thinking of. [more inside]
Another instrumental in a tuning I can't even remember.
Just having fun really. [more inside]
Originally planned as a mix between 70's J.M. Jarre and Steve Reich. Turns out to be more like Giorgio Moroder teaming with Tangerine Dream, on a bad day. [more inside]
One patch, one take.
A slow, two line piece on classical guitar, not really in a medieval style but I wasn't sure what else to call it! Hope everyone who takes the time to listen to it enjoys it. [more inside]
Choose [more inside]
Another laid back instrumental guitar piece. I recorded a lead line for it, actually I probably recorded about 10, but then decided it was nice enough by itself. Hope you all agree and enjoy it!
A laid back, relaxed instrumental nylon string guitar piece, just for something new for me :) Hope its enjoyed by all.
I lived for a time in a shed with one of those corrugated fiberglass roofs. It rained. Then it stopped. Then started again. Etc. [more inside]
This is a chill instrumental easy listening rock piece. Drums, bass, guitar, and saxophones accompanied by a storm. [more inside]
I had some downstairs neighbors for which I was the semi-regular entertainment. [more inside]
Two days ago I shot some video: a reflection of a man riding a Tokyo train, watching another moving train (a shinkansen) pass by on a parallel track. I made this music today, to serve as accompaniment for the 58-second film. I uploaded the video earlier this evening to YouTube here.
Instrumental nylon string guitar, borrowing harminocally from Mr Cohen, but in my own style. Hope everyone enjoys it. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
A cover of some music not written by Leonard Cohen [more inside]
An upbeat, fast instrumental guitar piece, inspired by some of the music I've been listening to recently. Hope its enjoyed by all!
Instrumental guitar piece in 7/8 time signature - took a lot of concentration and I think it shows, not the most expressive piece but its melodic and flows better than I expected. Hope its enjoyed by all!
Whats that you say? You liked Togther but wonder what it would sound like played on an electric guitar? With chorus and reverb? What a happy coincidence! Wrap your ears around this!
You liked Together - now hear the cover, jazzed up. Short lively instrumental cover of my own work. Vanity at its best.
Metal up your ass! [more inside]
Revisiting a form we haven't attempted in a few months: ambient.
I think I actually covered both challenges with this. It's chase music made out of one of the earliest string quartets I'd ever taken a crack at. [more inside]
Acoustic guitar instrumental cover of a very popular song, I won't mention the artist, perhaps a commenter can spill the beans :) Recorded in two parts.
A fast boppy instrumental guitar piece, recorded in one take and as the title suggests, its a little rough around the edges. A little rocky in sections, would be interesting with distorted electric guitar with bass and drums behind it. Hope everyone enjoys it!
When a spoken-word performance goes wrong, improvise. [more inside]
No the most imaginitive title, I wrote this for a friend who was meant to put lyrics onto it and never got around to it - its lengthy at about 4 and a half minutes, the second guitar melody kicks in half way through. Slow, relaxing and as always, hope its enjoyed by all who listen to it.
Instrumental guitar cover of The Rose by Bette Middler. Done in one take, as its recorded with just one guitar line theres been a few compromises with the melody. Also a few dud notes but every time I tried to re record it the cats kept getting in the way! Perfect for Mothers Day which is coming up here in Australia.
Another instrumental guitar piece, lively, fun, and a bit of an exercise in tonicization. Hope everyone enjoys it.
A birthday present for my girlfriend a year or two ago. [more inside]
This is an upbeat guitar instrumental idea with a rock/tropical feel. [more inside]
Next in my "Can I Play" Series. I'm not a natural jazz player (as you'll hear) but always wanted to be. I thought I'd give it a go with this piece, and I've titled it "Silly Jazz" as its ... well pretty silly really. Theres a few slipped/buzzed notes in there but you get the drift :)
Slow, melodic piece I wrote for a friend of mine to give them something to chill out to - similar in style to all my previous pieces (except the electric guitar ones obviously)
Recorded in two parts, its a soothing slow piece. Not overly long or complex. It got its name as when I came up with the first guitar line, someone fell asleep while listening.
My one and only piece in 3/4 time - another instrumental guitar piece, this one moves along at a lively speed. I came up with it while visiting Ireland, hence the name.
My family used to take holidays down in Mollymook, and I came up with this one while there. The mood of the piece reflects the mood I was in, its relaxed, slow and languid. Hope it takes you there.
Instrumental guitar piece, played on my classical guitar but might be suited to an electric guitar. I wanted to see if I could pull off a rocky sounding piece on a nylon string guitar. As always, hope its enjoyed by all
A quick, light-spirited, no-frills guitar/banjo instrumental.