An autumnal song about and for walking to work in the rain. Featuring the piano and a heaping amount of spring reverb. [more inside]
cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
A tango-influenced setting of a hundred year-old poem by Trumbull Stickney, "Mnemosyne" is the title track of our new CD, recorded by Ljova and the Kontraband (music by Ljova, sung by Inna). Mnemosyne is the Greek goddess of memory, and this is a song of nostalgy and of memories that turn color like autumn leaves yearning for rebirth with a vibrant song in the spring.... We've long been looking forward to sharing this song with you all. [more inside]
This song came at a very strange and weird time. Ill shorten her up abit story wise. I was in a accident good while back now fully recovered now. I was doing Christmas music for family and friends who helped in my complete recovery. Now a painted picture. I had a broken jaw rippied off the tip of my nose and knocked out 9 teeth. Bike accident ouch. Again fully recovered and happy to be here still. So where this song came from I dont know but the timing was in the middle of christmas recording. I ran with it anyway cause I hadnt really ever did wording like this and the song poured out. Anyway that set the strange stage for Water. I hear some Willie in there somewhere. LIsten
The song started as a very simple guitar progression and evolved from there. I love the sound of crickets, frogs, locusts, rain, thunder, etc. Nature in general. So I found some sound clips, added some more guitar, an oboe here, a drum fill there, and there it is. Simple and relaxing.
A song about the rain—I seem to write a lot of those—and for the inaugural round of the Mefi Music Challenge.
I'm thinking this will be the outro to my first album, or possibly come right before the final song.
Written last year for the sole purpose of having an easy, super-poppy song to learn to play the crappy used drum kit I had just bought in Kensington Market. This song wanted to go in a Beatle-y direction, but sadly I think it came out sounding more like The Oneders. It is what it is.
Demo from my band's upcoming album. It's short, sweet, and sappy. Hope you dig it. Instruments: Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Floor Tom, Snare, Ride Cymbal, Beaded Curtain, Violin, Trombone, Cornet, Prepared Clarinet
On the porch of my parents' house in Portland, Victoria. The familiar sound of an electrical fuse box buzzing in the rain and pluvers (birds) in the distance.
Distant rolling thunder, a country lane, a pond and some ducks - a still, warm day with light rain, a stroll after lunch.
Recorded from a bedroom window during rainy season in Aoyama, Minato-Ku.
Recorded from the 4th Floor window of a medieval villa in the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Distant thunder and Summer rain falling on the Grande Rue.