53 posts tagged with rock by cicadaverse.
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There with you...and some things never change...

the latest experiment in creativity...
posted by cicadaverse on Sep 12, 2017 - 0 comments

pace

Another night and I can pick up where I left off today Another drink and I will sleep right, and the dreams will stay away I thought about what I should do now but I'd rather stay in and keep out from the cold ...you know I'd rather be alone murmurs...
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 16, 2017 - 1 comment

summer follows

instrumental guitar rock. A bit of messy improv guitar on the quiet parts...
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 6, 2017 - 2 comments

distinct queries

All rock instrumental...no vocals... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 3, 2017 - 0 comments

Christmas party for one

Recorded December 24th, 2016 [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Mar 15, 2017 - 2 comments

Plain Dislike You

I felt like destroying something so I destroyed this tune.
posted by cicadaverse on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 comment

olean

I song I wrote in up-state new-york. Instrumental guitar as is often the case...
posted by cicadaverse on Aug 22, 2016 - 1 comment

Lift Off Delay

Continue to vent my frustrations of daily life through hard rocking guitar for now... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jul 13, 2016 - 1 comment

Times Tomorrow

Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 24, 2016 - 2 comments

cycle off

Just wrote this tonight...just your average guitar melodrama...
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 10, 2016 - 2 comments

savory for me

Just an experiment of guitar electronic fusion I've been playing with. I'm planning on doing an album-full of these types of songs soon.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 8, 2016 - 2 comments

deeply listening

Spent the last year learning to program and had no time for music. Finally got a job and a new-ish life so I thought it's time to get back to some things I enjoy. This one is different from my normal thing though I suppose I'v'e always had an attraction to analog merging with electronic. Maybe thanks to new order/joy division??? Though this doesn't sound anything like those.
posted by cicadaverse on May 28, 2016 - 0 comments

def dev puts @development end

Finished my online web dev course. It was time to relax and take a break from writing code...
posted by cicadaverse on May 29, 2015 - 1 comment

Learning web dev and reflecting on lifetimes lived long ago

I took a four week vacation, partly with the intention of recording some vocals for my many instrumental tracks. However I spent the whole holiday learning web development and getting drunk in the evenings and recalling fonder memories of times past... I only managed to record vocals one day for about 4 hours and it was almost a total loss. I only managed to get a single line down really. I wrote more lyrics but the takes for those were unusable. Well, here it is for better or worse with the single line repeating over and over on a loop... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Aug 20, 2014 - 1 comment

2 days left

I haven't written a song in a while (or it feels too long to me at least). This is just some more guitar rock with a hint of electronic programming. It fits the mood I'm in mostly. Two days lefts to go until I start my three week holiday. I've been working full-time without a vacation for about 2 1/2 years. I need a break...
posted by cicadaverse on Jul 23, 2014 - 3 comments

based

an old improv song I did... Well the base was formulated but the guitar was improv. and the programmed drums were an after thought. Luckily I have the foresight to record everything in time.
posted by cicadaverse on Jul 20, 2014 - 1 comment

almost time

This is a guitar-only outtake from another song I did. I was going to use it as a outro on that song but the original clocked in a 9 minute time already so it got discarded. But still, I like the feeling of it...especially as it's guitar with no other instruments ;)
posted by cicadaverse on Jul 13, 2014 - 0 comments

native

I was really happy with this one when I first recorded it about 19 months ago. Listening to it now, I realise it was given way too much compression in the mastering phase. unfortunately I have lots the master project now with a faulty hard drive so it it what it is... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jul 6, 2014 - 2 comments

Lawn Mower Times

Another combination of Guitar vs. Keyboards. Guitar gets the first move this time.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 29, 2014 - 0 comments

Battery Charger Error

recorded about 7 months back, I thought It'd be nice if Guitar and Keys could share some space and cohabitate. I sort of liked the combination of both here.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 27, 2014 - 1 comment

guitar track

just a guitar riff I've been working on. Not sure where to take it exactly.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 25, 2014 - 2 comments

leisure for real

this is a bit of a lofi track from 2012. I looped a bass line and then jammed out to it. Then I thought, wow, if any bassist hears this, he's going so think, what a boring pass part! So for those bassist out there, I threw in a bit of a bass solo as an outro.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 23, 2014 - 0 comments

it would take an hour...

Feeling a bit down tonight so I went looking through my projects and tried to fix up old throw away songs. This is one that's not too bad. An idea I hadn't quite fleshed out instrumentally. But why not throw on some improve vocals to make it feel more whole?
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 22, 2014 - 7 comments

patience

I think this may be one of my favorite things I've done guitar-wise. I started out with a very basic chord progression and just played out as many variations of that as I could think of and then took my favorites and combined them into a simple quiet/loud dynamic. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 19, 2014 - 3 comments

downshift

So...I didn't think I'd have time to work on a new song but the last 24 hours have freed up so... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 16, 2014 - 2 comments

battle t

I was going to "throw this one away but instead I spent like 8 hours on trying to make it better and still didn't really get where I was going. It was one of those nights when I just couldn't get inspired or the magic wasn't happening. But struggling as I was, I still felt it was kind of fun and thought I'd go ahead and share. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 9, 2014 - 0 comments

west life

Another hit!...or not. I moved to the west some time ago and decided to celebrate by writing a song. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 6, 2014 - 2 comments

gr1 vs. 2

kind of unhappy with this one. A bit Grunge and couldn't work in the finesse I wanted to.
posted by cicadaverse on Jun 5, 2014 - 2 comments

a complicated render

I'm trying to come up with vocals for this one and really struggling tonight. I had an idea, which was to just use pitch correction. I actually kind of liked it. At the risk of sounding like kanye west, i think it helped me get the melodies from my head onto the track without me immediately deleting it. I think maybe I'll use it as a guide track to get a usable take.
posted by cicadaverse on May 31, 2014 - 0 comments

Night at the beach in the dark with more vocals

I let a few people hear this before (both here and elsewhere) and they all wanted a mix with higher vocals (despite the fact that I've assured everyone the vocals were total rubbish). So I've re-mixed it and re-mastered and now you might be able to hear my voice. If you still can't understand me, I've included the very depressing lyrics below. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 29, 2014 - 2 comments

where's the exit?

Just another instrumental rock song. A few more electronic elements added in this time but overall, still very much guitar based.
posted by cicadaverse on May 28, 2014 - 0 comments

is it the beach at night

Another attempt at songwriting. Unfortunately the vocals were so bad I almost deleted them. Instead I just backgrounded them.
posted by cicadaverse on May 26, 2014 - 2 comments

disc

I went to a lot of Punk shows and listened to a lot of that type of music in my youth. I think I paid like $7 or $8 to see Greenday before they exploded on MTV. My friend's band opened for them. Likewise, NoFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many others were among the bands I saw live as a teenager. I haven't really listened to a lot of those bands for a number of years but sometimes I run across a random track in my music library and it brings back all those memories. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 24, 2014 - 2 comments

convolutions

I have been making too many one part songs lately so I had wanted to do something with a few different parts, you know, like a verse, a chorus, and a bridge and maybe if I'm lucky, a super-chorus... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 19, 2014 - 2 comments

sound out collaboration

My brother who lives in northwest Florida took the time, energy and money to come out and visit me in New Zealand. He's the only member of my family who's ever taken the effort to come out an visit me in the 8 years since I moved here but unfortunately due to just bad timing and unforeseen circumstances, I couldn't give him the welcome he deserved. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 16, 2014 - 0 comments

The long queue

I used to have to commute through rush-hour traffic. You spend a lot of time thinking or zoning out when your car is not moving very fast.
posted by cicadaverse on May 14, 2014 - 1 comment

mid-autumn festival

The last song of the project formally known as Old Ship Arcadia.... [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 13, 2014 - 0 comments

Old ship church

Another one from the afore mentioned project from a few years ago. Not quite up to my current standards but I like the energy in this one anyway.
posted by cicadaverse on May 11, 2014 - 0 comments

october

Another track from the same project as the previous one I posted.
posted by cicadaverse on May 8, 2014 - 0 comments

daylightsaving's eve

This is from a project I did about 2 years ago I think. I don't think it's ever seen the light of day till now. It's a bit low quality in it's mastering probably. I wanted to do an 8" with this and 3 other songs but never got around to it. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on May 6, 2014 - 0 comments

where it starts

This is one I did back in 2012. I wanted to do something more electronic but as that's not my forte, it ended up being pretty minimalist. I ended up overlaying a subtle guitar track in the end anyway...
posted by cicadaverse on May 3, 2014 - 0 comments

device or vice

This is obviously kind of an experiment...or in other words, it's a bit of a mess. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 30, 2014 - 0 comments

there are other things also

I was feeling another bunch of unsettled feelings so I thought I better do another discordant, frustration-venting song. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 26, 2014 - 3 comments

garage lately

Very hesitant to let anyone hear this one. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 24, 2014 - 5 comments

carefully optimistic

I thought I'd try to write something more upbeat. I couldn't think of a vocal melody so I just filled it with different guitar parts.
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 21, 2014 - 0 comments

equals66

just a rock song (instrumental). I played around a lot with some organs and synths but still guitar based overall...
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 19, 2014 - 2 comments

simple plastics

Another day, another song. Rock, indie, alternative, etc... A bit of hit and miss.. A bit of an experimental, weird intro. I was inspired by someone I once heard trying to play the guitar with a mallet. Some keyboards and organ are thrown in underneath (probably to try to make up for the lack of verse vocals!). I Also tried to throw in a vocal idea on the chorus here (written below) [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 14, 2014 - 2 comments

xhu alt.

Instrumental rock I recorded a while ago. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 12, 2014 - 3 comments

it takes a long time to become whole again....

Instrumental. This was actually a song I wrote as early as 1993. I kind of stumbled on a really terrible recording of it from back then (you would not want to hear it, believe me), and I thought why not revisit it, so I jammed out some parts on the chord progression and eventually recorded this. [more inside]
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 8, 2014 - 3 comments

christmas trees

This is an experiment. I'm not a vocalist. Yet, I had a melody in my head for this song I wrote and I can't find anyone else willing to sing so...this.
posted by cicadaverse on Apr 4, 2014 - 4 comments

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