Expanded version of this song, but this time we're in control and not in control. Both my mother and my wife's mother planted our placentas under trees, in my wife's case a Japanese maple in West Seattle. I don't know if this was a 90s trend among certain parents, or if it's still a thing or not. [more inside]
I am playing all the instruments and doing all the vocals in this recording. There are no software tacks. Youtube, Band camp. I recommend good headphones or good speakers for this recording. Small speakers are likely to distort a bit. [more inside]
Some up-tempo electronica; designed the lead and bass synths from scratch.
More MeFi hip-hop! "Entrance Exam" is a rap song I wrote about growing up in the Philippines and eventually ending up in Seattle. I'd decided on a more aggressive/defiant tone from my usual stuff and I'm pretty happy with the result. [more inside]
A simple, rough song I wrote in about 1986 and recorded a couple of years later. This was intended to be a bit of a Buddy Holly sort of thing. I wrote it, sang it, and played crappy guitar. [more inside]
1991 recording of a song by Gavin Guss, performed by Gavin and me. Recorded at Egg Studios in Seattle. [more inside]
MeFi Music could use a little more rap, don't you think? Here's a song from our second album dealing with friends of a new significant other running interference on your blossoming relationship. (I perform the first and third verse.) Lyrics within. [more inside]
One of the tracks off the bizarre algorithmically-reconstituted album I
recorded constructed today called The Seattleward Spiral. Because the world needs more industrial pop reconstituted from Frasier audio clips. [more inside]
by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken, Bass: Jim Hartley, Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan
by Fralex9. Recorded March 21, 2009 at Studio A, Seattle, Washington Vocals and guitar: Sken Bass: Jim Hartley Drums: Abraham Calleros Recording and mixing by Matt Hanrahan
This is a new piece our band, Falex9, is developing. We didn't know what to do with it lyric-wise until after we finally got a permanent rehearsal room in Seattle and realized how happy we were that we didn't have to lug our gear around anymore. The song may have a slightly deeper meaning in the future as we refine the lyrics / music. Either way, it's been a fun playing it. [more inside]
Um, here's a song I wrote in my bedroom/basement. [more inside]
The guitar player, Sken, and I have been working on this and a few other pieces in my garage without the benefit of a drummer for a little while. Although this is far from complete, after finally adding the much needed drummer, I'm too excited not to upload it. Here we, Fralex9, are practicing at "Studio A" in Seattle with Christa Kae on drums.
Another bass line.
Here is another piece I'm working on.
To celebrate my 7th MetaFilter Birthday (yay!) here is another track from the band I was in in 1991. This is a cover of a Young Fresh Fellows song. It's a little rough. There's another thing we cover during the intro part before I start singing -- see if you recognize it.
Another of my bass lines.
This bass line came to me during a very confusing period in my life . . . a moment that still leaves a perpetual after-taste. Women are so confusing.
Another bass line I'm working. Yes I love the echo.
One of several bass lines I've been creating. All of the other parts (Drums, guitar, keyboard, etc.) are still in my head. Anyone looking for a bass player?
A cover of a song by my good friend Dan Huff. This is from back when I played with a band called I Need Sleep.
Semi-acoustic cover of "Mrs. Green" by the power pop band the Posies. This was done by a 3 piece band (two guitars, one bass) group I was in a while back. (We never could find a drummer, so...) I'm singing lead and also a back up part near the end. The other band members are Chris Otto and Terri Doherty. Chris did lead guitar, backing vocals, and some keys. Terri played bass. I think I did some random percussion and guitar strumming as well. (Please delete when/if covers are determined to be a problem here.)
A tune my band The Visitors recorded around 1995 or so. I played an acoustic bass to get a really nice, fat bottom end on it. Matt and Andrew's solos are pretty tasty. After all this time, I still dig this one!
From my band, Steel Tigers of Death. I'm told we sound like and old SST band. You decide.