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You're Not Alone

My contribution to the two-chord challenge. A sleepy little song with fingerpickin' guitar, piano, and some three part "harmony." I experiment a little more with my voice on this one. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 7, 2009 - 15 comments

Late Thaw

I'm neither a jazz writer nor a jazz singer, but that didn't stop me from trying. It's part of an album I'm gradually releasing online. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Mar 24, 2009 - 1 comment

Chocolate Phase (excerpt)

Cheap Cheap Imitation Imitation [more inside]
posted by speicus on Mar 16, 2009 - 5 comments

Over My Shoulder

Here's another one that my girlfriend and I recorded. The piano track is pretty rough (it was late!) but we liked how it came together in the end and decided not to scrap it. [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 comments

History

My girlfriend and I recorded a bunch of songs over the weekend. This is my favorite.
posted by saraswati on Mar 5, 2009 - 8 comments

stopping by woods

Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 20, 2009 - 5 comments

Three

It's Christmas... and some of me knows some of Christmas sounds like some of this. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Dec 25, 2008 - 2 comments

First Snows of Summer

Stuttery drums, blippy synths, lots of piano, copious crash cymbal, and a bucket load of reverb. [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on Dec 4, 2008 - 5 comments

But Not For Me

Hope to revisit this one day-- piano by the talented Wang sisters: http://www.youtube.com/user/lipatti [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Dec 1, 2008 - 1 comment

Brookline

(Note: NSFW-ish if f*** and a****** are a problem where you work.) For the bulk of the years of growing up that I actually remember, what I would consider the “formative” years, I lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Not to be confused with the super irritating Brookline, New Hampshire that would show up in school closing announcements only to leave me extra disappointed.) During and after college I didn’t think much of my high school years at Brookline High School. And in fact, I ended up losing touch with every friend I made there. But thanks to the internets I have reconnected with many of them, some very recently. It’s been super positive, and it’s stirred up all these great memories of my time in Brookline. That’s what this song is about. These three incidents in particular: [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Nov 24, 2008 - 3 comments

It's a love song baby

Taking a short break from challenges to make a quick love song. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 20, 2008 - 12 comments

Take the Picture

I tend to take a lot of pictures. I found out early on in my photo-taking tenure that the more pictures I took, the more likely that some of them would come out nicely. Of course, I’m always the one behind the camera. As a parent, I also have wondered just how much of the time I spend with my kids they will remember (if any). My father recently asked me if I remembered how we used to watch Star Trek together. I honestly couldn’t remember. He was crushed. It occurred to me that many years down the road when my kids look at our family pictures they won’t see me in any of them because I was the one behind the camera. Something tells me that this detail will be lost on them as they repeat the cycle and tell me they don’t remember me being there. ;) [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Nov 10, 2008 - 5 comments

Trust (v2)

A polished up, broken down, mangled, different version of the song I posted a few days ago, and this time it's kind of complete. Criticism welcome & encouraged!
posted by tmcw on Oct 6, 2008 - 3 comments

Trust

An in-the-works version of an old song, this time with new toys. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 2, 2008 - 2 comments

In Your Name

I've spent the past couple of months trying to improve my production skillz with my limited resources. This is the first song to come out of it all (probably because it's the simplest) with more on the way hopefully! [more inside]
posted by TheWaves on Sep 30, 2008 - 3 comments

NaSoPiAlMo No. 5 (arr. for string quartet)

I took a piano piece I wrote two years ago for National Solo Album Month and arranged it for string quartet. Then I used the Orkester Library in Reason to record it. I was heavily under the influence of Michael Nyman at the time, although this one feels much more like Philip Glass. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 comments

Banyan Drive

A short walk down old Banyan Drive: a sad reflection on the modern state of Hilo, HI.
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 15, 2008 - 2 comments

(Elizabeth) On the Bathroom Floor [Eels Cover]

A cover of the Eels tune from Electro-Shock Blues, a wonderful pop opera.
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 12, 2008 - 2 comments

Summertime

A cover of a song by the Joe Money band out of Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 11, 2008 - 1 comment

theme from "gone"

A piano-based melody written for my animated short film "Gone" (hear it in context). [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Sep 2, 2008 - 14 comments

The Pianimal: Episode 1 - Tom Waits Covers

Recorded live in my living room on Monday night, the debut episode of this four-song, one-take podcast is my way of making sure I DO something with the piano in the corner. Each song fits a certain theme (this episode, it's Tom Waits covers), and there are no re-takes or edits allowed. It's the Pianimal -- and it's ALIVE! [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Aug 28, 2008 - 2 comments

Secret Love

A tender ballad from my upcoming album [more inside]
posted by jimofferman on Aug 15, 2008 - 2 comments

D's Minor

A song for a special girl. Solo GarageBand piano, some wrong(?!) notes, lots of suspendy chords. [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 comments

Dear Editor

Awhile ago I spent way too much time reading a thread on the always excellent Marginal Revolution blog discussing possible tactics for dealing with sudden and unwelcome time-travel to 1000 A.D. Clearly the thread needed to be put to music. (OK, it was clear to me at least.) That was so much fun that I thought it might be fun to do it again. And Tyler over at Marginal Revolution was nice enough to participate for another round. Then Tyler announced the topic - “Are Books Overwritten?” Ruh ro. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Aug 5, 2008 - 1 comment

Super Disco Breakin' (Beastie Boys Cover)

With piano ivories, shimmering vocals and far too much sincerity, I have transmographied the Beastie Boys' energetic party-chant into a mostly miserable, quasi-beautiful, semi-epic, completely human piano ballad. [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 comments

Overload

An abstract electronic piece; some of the piano riffs later through the song sound like they're being pushed too fast, which led me to the title. [more inside]
posted by blinks on Jul 31, 2008 - 5 comments

Days Like This

It seemed time for an uncomplicated pop song (not that any of my songs are super complex in the first place). But in this nice little package you get everything you’re looking for in a standard radio-friendly pop song (does anyone listen to the radio anymore?)... [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 28, 2008 - 7 comments

SkyMall (Jonathan Coulton cover)

A few months ago I decided I wanted to try and do a cover. Based on the result, it was clearly a bad idea. I probably should have been discouraged but instead, after months of therapy, I decided to try again. The victim this time was one of my favorite artists - Jonathan Coulton and his excellent song SkyMall. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 22, 2008 - 4 comments

undulate underling

A short, lyrically strange new song partly based on a dream. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jul 20, 2008 - 7 comments

Victor's a Dictionary

Written back at the turn of the millennium (oh the good old days) this song is about our old friend Victor. He’s an ethnic Chinese, Australian born doctor who abandoned medicine (and Sydney) to embrace the “structured” world of computer programming and the United States. Once you understand the laws that govern Victor’s existence you can compile him quite reliably. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 comments

Private Island

Wrote this a few years ago. An introspective song about a place to be introspective. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 14, 2008 - 5 comments

Terry (The Probably Drunk and Definitely Angry Stewardess)

Song about an unreasonably angry stewardess. Everyone's written one of these. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 10, 2008 - 6 comments

Rule 34

If you don’t know what “Rule 34″ is, just pull out your trusty Urban Dictionary and look it up. Go ahead, I’ll wait. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 8, 2008 - 7 comments

Let's Sneak Off

Polygamy (or more accurately - group marriage) gone awry. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jul 4, 2008 - 4 comments

Betty (Sugar Fix)

This song is about a love rectangle. The singer is in love with Betty, she’s in love with a boy who treats her like crap. He is in love with Betty’s rich best friend who treats both him and Betty like crap. Everyone’s pretty much miserable except possibly for the best friend who’s oblivious to people’s feelings. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jun 30, 2008 - 2 comments

1000 A.D. (Sugar Fix)

Inspired by the Marginal Revolution thread giving advice on what to do if you find yourself suddenly transported back to Europe 1000 years ago with nothing but the clothes on your back. [more inside]
posted by hillelc on Jun 26, 2008 - 7 comments

1979

Version 2 of a song I made with Logic Studio on a Macbook Pro, which somehow reminds of the year 1979. [more inside]
posted by hz37 on Jun 6, 2008 - 1 comment

Difficult elevator entrance

Glitchy piano with strings
posted by xmutex on May 25, 2008 - 0 comments

Melancholy piece for abbreviated piano

Looping noisy piano.
posted by xmutex on May 21, 2008 - 4 comments

Chester v3

First mix of fer-realz recording of one of my songs: Chester. Per my last AskMefi post, please critique it! [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 7, 2008 - 3 comments

Bury Your Tracks

A more ambitious song I've been working on for a while. Would really, really love any feedback. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 10, 2008 - 8 comments

My little place

A repetitive, driving song featuring my first foray into recording piano-ery. It also has a jammy rockout outro (rockoutro?). [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 8, 2008 - 4 comments

When I Fall In Love

I started singing back when I was darn near tone deaf and had the breath control of someone recovering from a pool accident. I think I've gotten better, so I'd like people who don't know me to have a listen. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 7, 2008 - 6 comments

Blankets and Pillows

Recorded last summer sometime, was on a solo album I produced. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 comments

NaSoPiAlMo No. 6/Flugufrelsarinn

Here's the MIDI playback of a piano piece I wrote for NaSoAlMo back in 2006. I felt cheeky and riffed on Sigur Rós' "Flugufrelsarinn" for the chorus. An actual quote appears toward the end. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Mar 31, 2008 - 0 comments

Secular Humanist Love Song

The title is pretty self-explanatory really. Instruments: piano and reedy voice. [more inside]
posted by Dalton on Mar 28, 2008 - 8 comments

Truth Is (billy won't you smile)

This one I did for the musical version of NaNoWriMo (aka RPM). It's part of a planned concept album/musical (in the vein of Tommy or The Wall) called Comeuppance by my band Ready Demolition. This is the third demo I did tonight. Lemme know whatcha think. [more inside]
posted by grubi on Feb 10, 2008 - 1 comment

on and on and on

An atheist's song about the nature of politics and religion in the U.S.
posted by edlundart on Jan 30, 2008 - 5 comments

Livin' In Your Side

This group I was in is no more because the piano player/singer moved to NY. We were Tim Cluff and the Parnassum Mountain Boys. I play trombone on this track, my current roommate Nick is playing djembe, and Tim is on the piano and vocals.
posted by MNDZ on Jan 24, 2008 - 7 comments

Misty

Some jazz noodling on that classic standard Misty. My friend Steph on the alto sax, me on the piano.
posted by chrismear on Jan 10, 2008 - 8 comments

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