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]
Synthpop, Electronica, Indietronica, Electro bliss by the earful and here for the taking. Although it will be a while until this track will be published on any official release, you might enjoy this sneak preview.
Sometimes a song's strength lies in its lyrics or in the nuances of the vocalist's delivery and tembre… Sometimes the instrumentation speaks volumes all on its own. This is one of those times… This is Ummagma. [more inside]
Peter Gabriel meets Daniel Lanois and Chicane. Here in this song, I'd say that Ummagma comes closest to having a Peter Gabriel moment. Somewhere in between his Sledgehammer and Passion phase. Fortunately, the other elements making this track unique kick into play and it's hard to put your finger on anything else. So just listen instead...
by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken, Bass: Jim Hartley, Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan
One of the earliest songs I've ever made (one of the only I could find) remade with slightly better skills and slightly cheaper equipment. File under easy listening holographic lounge soundtrack. [more inside]
By: Fralex9 Seattle, WA Rough mix of The Chestnut Tree Cafe Lounge from our demo recording today.
The theme song to a sitcom you may have seen a time or two.
Rehearsal with my band, Fralex9 August 15, 2008 Studio A Seattle, WA
I realized yesterday it'd been a while since I'd posted anything, so I dug through the Garage Band archives last night, and found this ditty I tossed together a couple years ago. I got the original groove by taking a pre-fab midi drum track, and assigning the notes to a clavinet patch, and it grew from there. It started out cheesy, so I gave in to the cheese, and threw in some lounge organ. All the percussion is GB midi crap, but that's me on the bass, the piano and the Hammond Organism. (Warning: IANAHOP) The vibe kinda suggested the title. Grab your smoking jackets, ladies and gents!
by Fantastic Plastic Mims; my first foray into the mashing of up. Please be kind, this took me well over ten minutes.
a fun new lounge track dedicated to our friend Uli in NYC - with warm greetings from fuzzy Budapest. Enjoy!
Lounge jazz. That'll do.
Blues Lounge Rock - from my band's 2006 demo.