Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Piano, guitars and drum Instrumental, some unresolved tension. [more inside]
Guitars under a slowed-and-pitched-down sample of NIN's 'something I can never have'.
John Cruz; ambient; experimental; techno
Windows 2000 logoff sound and Phife Dawg
Magical ambient guitar sampling [more inside]
Kᕮᕮᑭ ᖴIT & ᕼᗩᐯᕮ ᖴᑌᑎ
Guitar riff by CarrotAdventure
Sounds a bit like early 00's electronica, e.g., Idioteque + Sigur Ros, with prominent sampling from a traditional Indonesian tune.
Another acoustic guitar, piano and vocal sample-based song.
An old thing that's been sitting too long, I envision this as the music playing in your head when you've gone to bed, can't sleep, and have gotten back up and gone back to your workspace to crunch on that ONE odd thing that's been bugging you about your latest project. [more inside]
Here's a new one I just cooked up. It'll get in your bones! Hope you guys like it.
Another short, fast-paced sampled beat. [more inside]
So that you're not left hanging after the conclusion of the third movement, here's the finale of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, programmed in SONAR with the Miroslav Philharmonk library.
A few weeks ago I bought Miroslav Philharmonik, an orchestral sample library, and to test it out, I programmed the third and fourth movements of the Beethoven Fifth in SONAR. Here's the third movement. I'll post the fourth tomorrow.
George Rekers, one of the founders of Focus on the Family, needs love and self acceptance. This love song is made with his own words, as recorded by a journalist shortly after he was seen with an escort at an airport (along with some simple synthesizers). [more inside]
Ever listened to the Friends theme song and thought: that needs to be sampled and used in a heavy metal ballad? I have. [more inside]
Guitar, clarinet, and a sample from My Dinner with Andre. Made by my apartment-mate and I.
Short, vaguely uplifting sample-based beat. [more inside]
The Number of the Beats give you a taste of what life is like after the show. [more inside]
Little bits of guitar chopped up and stitched together into a bouncy, happy whole. [more inside]
Guitar and synth. [more inside]
Fennesz, O'Rourke, Rehberg, ODB, Para 1, Nitin Sawhney, and... Dizzee Rascal? [more inside]
Samples come from an interviewee recalling experiences from the great depression.
A spazzy, ambient Gameboy tribute to Asia [the band?] and Leon Thomas. [more inside]
Beck's "Black Tambourine" vs KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." A MeFi exclusive! [more inside]
shits'n'giggles [more inside]
808/qotsa [more inside]
I lifted a three second sample from an Ol' Dirty Bastard track to produce this remix. [more inside]
remixing some acoustic guitar with a breakbeat
A fast-paced stomper.
Squeezed in on the last day of the challenge, this is a modern snake charming piece. It's ambient/experimental/electronic. Complete with rattlesnake sample.
Acapella sample, killer synth, creepy fembot vocals. A song about hats.
I recorded this montage while talking with MMM over the telephone. (Pre-Beasties, 'circa '97.) He and I were both into outer space funk, and we talked a lot about sound and space alien movies. With Mike on the phone, I pulled out records he named and recorded them using a Realistic tape deck with tape over the heads to turn it into a two-track. It was juiced session. The results have passed the test of time.
Mix Master Mike frequently samples the intro to Killing In The Name for his sets. I decided to sample the outro, where Zach de la Rocha is yelling "ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS". The bass line is spliced out of Evil by Interpol since Carlos Dengler has got some crazy tone. This is a pretty slow jam, so it borders on the line between hip-hop and dance. Enjoy.
Elfrita used to be my landlord. She would place giant spiders outside my door so they could crawl into my apartment. It was horrifying.
So many drums, so little time.
Do you remember Family Matters? This bump is a remix of the theme song! I find it nostalgic. "Daaaaays goooo byyyyy"
As per request, this is the track that immediately follows Au Courant. The speaking is samples from a beat poem by Burroughs and the rhymes are mine. This is one of those songs that you toy with for months before you're happy with it. I am also struggling with the levels so any assistance would be much appreciated! (work-in-progress)
Egret's (of the Reddish variety) are musically inspiring. This track is divided by two tempo changes (see if you can spot them!) and is thus in three parts. I figure a bird as cool as the Reddish Egret deserves a musical trilogy. Also, the high-pitched vocal sample is actually a rendering of the last note Thom Yorke sings on the opening track of The Eraser.
This one is freshly squeezed.
This track is built around a beautiful song from Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' Outtakes bootleg. Enjoy!
This is a little ditty I worked up in Logic, as a sort of self-guided tutorial to building loops, aliases, aligning things to a tempo, and adding & quantizing midi notes. The drums are samples grabbed from an unfinished recording session from the late 80's (played by Dennis Bruhn), and the vocals are snippets from a song by The Whores a long-since broken up post-punk band of mine from the eighties, called Girls on Dope. I have no idea what genre to tag this with.
A little groove thing about the H5N1-positive German cat from awhile back. Beats via Sheep Beats; newsclips via Google Video; questionable vocals via my larynx.
Fun little remix I made with DoggieBox for OS X, based on files from this thread about 1940's sex education reels.