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A funeral march in D minor. [more inside]
posted by edverb on Nov 28, 2007 - 3 comments

Here

I wanted to write something that used two famous musical initials -- DSCH (D-Eb-C-B, Dmitri Shostakovich) and BACH (Bb-A-C-B). I put them in the bass. Needs more harp.
posted by NemesisVex on Nov 21, 2007 - 1 comment

Sleeping at the Wheel

Quickly written on a sleep Saturday morning a year or so ago.
posted by slipperystar on Nov 13, 2007 - 1 comment

I'll Never Forget You

two friends on different sides of a coin.
posted by coaster on Oct 10, 2007 - 3 comments

VCR (Perpetual Bridge)

Another song on the new keyboard. Basically, the loop is four bridge ('fill') rhythms from the keyboard's analog drum kit, so I figure it's a good enough musical joke to submit it for 'bridge'. Anyway. it's kinda made up as I go (as before, live looping with my baby, and it's louder than my last one and attempts to be less sleepy. Critique welcomed, as always.
posted by tmcw on Aug 9, 2007 - 4 comments

Chrono Trigger Suite for P80

Decided to whip out my slightly-more-old-school-than-usual electronic instrument for some nostalgia. Saddest theme, Memories of Green, and Ocean Palace Theme.
posted by tehloki on Aug 7, 2007 - 4 comments

I Wouln't Trust Him With That

So, I picked up new keyboard for free. Here's an impromptu song I just did on it.
posted by tmcw on Aug 6, 2007 - 7 comments

Piano piano piano

I think this is a pretty fun riff/song. Using a piano, loop pedal, and recording on my laptop Critique the hell out of it, as usual. (And, yes, I'm technically no pianist.) Any suggestions about how to 'flesh it out' would be welcome, too!
posted by tmcw on Jul 29, 2007 - 2 comments

studio time: 2007-03-25

First thing: this file is 9.98 megs. Score. Second: The track is upwards of ten minutes. It's from a series casually referred to as studio time - hit the jump for a better description. The upshot is that this is me, sitting at a piano, with no particular idea of what to play.
posted by ikebowen on Jul 25, 2007 - 1 comment

sorrow

This is fairly old, recorded on a... shoot. I've no idea. A digital piano, anyway. Pardon the uninspired title.
posted by ikebowen on Jul 24, 2007 - 3 comments

snake

A quirky but perhaps oddly serious song inspired by that old Snake video game, written and recorded for the mefi music challenge.
posted by edlundart on Jul 19, 2007 - 11 comments

Dreaming of the Sitar

My internet debut ... what do you think?
posted by lancer1966 on May 14, 2007 - 5 comments

Pianosong

Recorded quick, titled in a hurry. Kind of sappy with an out-of-tune piano.
posted by chococat on May 12, 2007 - 9 comments

Circumference

Inspired by this post about playing pi to 1,000 places on the piano, I thought I'd print out the notes and see if I could improvise something a bit more musical (if cheesy).
posted by chrismear on Apr 29, 2007 - 12 comments

Tiny House

Half inspired by a Chuck Palahniuk book I read in high school, half inspired by an overabundance of free time. My last song was 50 seconds long, this one clocks in at over 6 minutes (you know, to balance things out). And for those of you playing along at home, you'll be happy to know I'm kicking mono's ass.
posted by buriednexttoyou on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 comments

the vase

My wife accidentally broke a vase. This song resulted. It was recorded in a couple of days inbetween other projects. I used no clicktrack, metronome or drum beat, so the timing is nice and loose (in a good way, I hope). It's short, so listen twice!
posted by edlundart on Apr 4, 2007 - 11 comments

Ending

I'm thinking this will be the outro to my first album, or possibly come right before the final song.
posted by Electric Winter on Feb 22, 2007 - 2 comments

Don't Go To Strangers (piano/vocal rehearsal)

Another 2006 rehearsal recording... cleaned up but obviously very rough still. Don't Go To Strangers was written in 1954 by Arthur Kent and David Mann, with gorgeous lyrics by Redd "Frim Fram Sauce" Evans. Many people have covered it, but Etta James' version is the one that infatuated me to give it a go myself. Gorgeous piano work provided by the perpetually kickass Tamir Hendelman
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 22, 2007 - 3 comments

Take Me There

If I was to describe this song with sarcastic overtones, I would say this is a regular run-of-the-mill ageispolis techno song. Well, it's not. This song is anything but typical of what I usually produce. Vocals, emotion, melody, structure... christ, what's gotten into me!?
posted by ageispolis on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 comments

Scrap Heap Songs

We're just blowing our own horns. We're just growing our own horns.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 comments

wedding song

Piano-based song written for my wife, for our recent wedding. As usual with my songs, it's slow and sparse. A lot of vocal layering going on, and some electric guitar to round things out in the chorus. Enjoy!
posted by edlundart on Jan 30, 2007 - 4 comments

Perfect Martyr

One of my bands, The Man So Cool, did some recording a couple weeks ago for a demo disc. We're still working on final vocals and proper mixes, but this is a pretty good rough mix of one of the songs. Links to the other three songs can be gotten over yonder.
posted by cortex on Jan 29, 2007 - 7 comments

After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It (piano/vocal)

Another 2006 CD rehearsal. I love timeless lyrics... and this 1920 tune by Irving Berlin captures human nature perfectly. It was repopularized by an arm-swinging Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Nat King Cole Trio did it better though.
Piano fabulousness by the astoundingly talented (and now Grammy Nominated!) Tamir Hendelman

posted by miss lynnster on Jan 24, 2007 - 3 comments

Acidspit13 (digital, with piano)

Here's a "golden oldie" way back from 2005, it's trancey but breaks convention in an ambient/acid sort of way. Intentionally chillin' groovetrak.
posted by ageispolis on Jan 18, 2007 - 2 comments

Soundtrack Lite

This is a song I wrote in 1992, I got around to recording it in 2004. There are a few imperfections and I would like to record it again...a better longer version. Tell me if you like it.
posted by noahgift on Dec 30, 2006 - 6 comments

Smackbillie

I was in Amsterdam in 1995 and found an old Billie Holiday bootleg CD. Years later I found an interesting sample on there and imported it into the totally awesome audio program....SoundEdit16. Stretched it, pulled it, squished it, doubled it and looped it. This is the end result in all of its 16bit glory. I originally released this under the name Skycraft. By "release" I mean I burned 10 copies in 1999 and gave it to Ray at The Quaker Goes Deaf in Chicago and a bunch of friends. 10 Blank CDs cost a lot back then.
posted by chillmost on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 comments

The True Lover's Farewell

My own version of this folk song, partially inspired by Nickel Creek's rendition of House Carpenter from their album This Side. Recorded in one take, not that that's any excuse.
posted by The Confessor on Nov 1, 2006 - 0 comments

elevate

A calm and smooth falsetto song with lyrics lifted from an emergency first aid poster (with some additions turning it into a love song). Features guitar, bass, piano, and electronica-style rhythmic vocal snippets.
posted by edlundart on Sep 25, 2006 - 11 comments

What?

Y'know, I'm the sort that tends to attract those crazy people, the ones on the bus, as the sort to whom their life stories should be told. This song is about some of the things that go on in my brain whilst they are telling me said stories. I mean, every once in a while. Usually they're quite coherent. And, on occasion, I am that crazy person on the bus.
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Sep 18, 2006 - 3 comments

I Just Want to Feed the Ducks

Well, last week I had stepped out for a cigarette and witnessed a snippet of a conversation between a man and his daughter. They were both riding their bicycles down the sidewalk through the plazain which I work, and my guess would place the daughter at about 9 or 10 years old. As they rode past me, I heard the man say to the girl, "I just want to feed the ducks, and you keep pulling me away." And that's pretty much the basis for this song. It gets kinda awesome about halfway through. I mean, I think so, anyway.
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Sep 4, 2006 - 4 comments

Full of Love

Working draft of a song I'm engineering—written by friend and former bandmate Brian, who is on guitar and vocals, with keys added by moi. Feedback/criticism desirable. This is my first real effort to play producer/engineer to someone else's material.
posted by cortex on Aug 22, 2006 - 12 comments

A Simple Song

A misleading title. It's a two-voice piano piece with a diatonic melody in the treble and a bass line that clashes whenever it can. A reasonably challenging piece for the intermediate player. Also sounds like watered-down Wayne Horvitz.
posted by NemesisVex on Aug 19, 2006 - 3 comments

False Waltz

A small musicbox tune for slightly lopsided dancers.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 27, 2006 - 1 comment

Yellow (Mic Test Demo)

An acoustic rough draft—the first thing I recorded after I bought my first condesor mic. Pretty, improvised.
posted by cortex on Jul 22, 2006 - 2 comments

a moment

An simple instrumental piece I've been meaning to finish up since 2003. MeFi music inspired me to get it done tonight. Enjoy.
posted by csimpkins on Jul 22, 2006 - 7 comments

sleep fiction

A pretty catchy melody, I think -- starts slow like most of my songs, but then picks up and becomes more of a rock track. Sample lyric: "Sleeping with you is still fiction, so missing it must be a contradiction." Features vocals, guitars, piano, drums, strings.
posted by edlundart on Jul 18, 2006 - 14 comments

Lexikon Sonate

A short piano piece in the style of Stockhausen/Webern generated algorithmically by the excellent (and free) Lexikon-Sonate v. 3.1 music generator. Five well-deserved stars on Versiontracker. NB there is no way to write to file so you have to use a utility like Audio Hijack to capture the output. Written using the Max/MSP graphical audio environment, which is also lots of fun to play around with.
posted by unSane on Jul 17, 2006 - 3 comments

Prophet

From my band's (The Expert) 2006 demo.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 14, 2006 - 1 comment

Picking Black Raspberries

Came up with the main theme while picking black raspberries (also known as blackcaps) on my landlord's property, and finished composing it while suffering from a subsequent bout of poison ivy-induced rash. All tracks recorded at once, normalized but unmixed since my computer lacks adequate power for multi-track recording.
posted by The Confessor on Jul 11, 2006 - 0 comments

Arboretum (Anthem of my 19th Year)

Washboard beat, acoustic guitar, a little piano, some singin'. Listen for my dog bark in the background.
posted by buriednexttoyou on Jul 7, 2006 - 7 comments

Eponymous 4 - Speechless

Piano and some weird percussion thing. I'm not a singer, so I'm choosing songs where my voice annoys me the least.
posted by NemesisVex on Jul 5, 2006 - 1 comment

Beat 2 (Live in SF, 2002) Audiosports

Everybody seems to think it's so important that you have to grab for money all the time. Seems to be the main goal in everybody's life.
posted by pantufla on Jul 4, 2006 - 1 comment

No Question (Live in SF, 2002) - Audiosports

Downtempo track played live with improvised noise bits and fx. For more, see http://www.albertoforero.com
posted by pantufla on Jul 4, 2006 - 0 comments

Two Part Invention in D

A tiny little homage to JSB.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 2, 2006 - 4 comments

criminal

A recent recording of a slow and maybe a little creepy song I wrote a couple of years ago. I'm responsible for all vocals and instruments minus the bass, which was recorded by my Scottish buddy Riadsala.
posted by edlundart on Jun 30, 2006 - 16 comments

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