What's it like when you feel like you're on the flip side from everyone else on the street? A vaporwave exploration of the lo-fi a e s t h e t i c.
I never finished my entry for the Kate Bush music challenge a while back, but I liked the bit I did get done.
A short (1:27) original piece of me on solo piano. It's a reworking / different arrangement of a previous tune I posted, which was piano & guitar. This is a slightly different take on rhythm and melody -- more of a contemplative feeling, and still reflective and reassuring (I hope). Happy new year, MetaFilter! [more inside]
Trying out a new thing with an honest song about actual life. [more inside]
This song is dedicated to Richard Spencer's unknown assailant. [more inside]
Games with arpeggiators. Would probably make a good background bit for a podcast about mysterious goings on in an abandoned synthesizer factory.
Brief, brief cargo-cult '90s jungle piece without the Amen break. [more inside]
A short piano piece that all spins out from the opening motto: "You are the sugar in my tea..."
Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
The vastness of making electronic music is really overwhelming to me, so I'm trying to just get over that and create some things.
when it rains, it pours [more inside]
Sometimes you write something, and then forget you've written it, and then find it again while cleaning your computer. [more inside]
Song from 2010. I think this was the peak of my abilities in trying to make my whistling sound like some sort of saw/e-bow/loon combo. Identical guitar part to the end of my song Apfel Augen. Whistling with stairwell reverb, guitar, and a couple pulsing effects I added in a just-now-at-3am-we'll-see-what-it-sounds-like-in-the-morning fever.
A return to lo-fi, less-than-a-minute songs as my laptop mic coughs up its last breaths. New songs played with Ouds and recorded on nicer microphones coming soon! [more inside]
Rap song. It's pretty short, so just listen to it. Mind your subwoofers.
For some reason, I love songs with any kind of organic sounds in them (e.g. clapping, snapping, whistling, etc.). So I made this song in about 20 mins to demonstrate my love for claps. [more inside]
A small New England town finds itself unable to eliminate the tentacled terror that lurks deep beneath its basements and sewers.
TAKE 1 TO 2 TABLETS BY MOUTH EVERY 4 TO 6 HOURS IF NEEDED FOR PAIN [more inside]
Inspired by a short conversation with my girlfriend. [more inside]
Trust the government. Trust authority. [more inside]
It's one minute long. It's background music for a robot factory.
A vignette - bend sinister. [more inside]
A goofy little 30-second vignette. [more inside]
A lazy little two-minute blast that can't even manage to find room for a bridge. [more inside]
An observation on the bitterness of divorce - not, thankfully, from personal experience. [more inside]
A short but epic song that dares to ask: Is our only hope in this war against the great space darkness the love of an ageless, gender neutral couple? Will their love be enough? [more inside]
It snowed today. [more inside]
For the past several months, I've been working on a number of songs, but haven't completed anything. Well, I was in a lousy mood yesterday and decided to barrel through creating a short song about what I was going on in my brain. [more inside]
Does what it says on the box, with guitar. Solve the Limerick Challenge! [more inside]
*Yet* another short, syrupy-melancholic instrumental. This time with extra dobro. [more inside]
In which "say your prayers" is somewhat threatening. [more inside]
A short, lo-fi, catchy piano jam. [more inside]
Two days ago I shot some video: a reflection of a man riding a Tokyo train, watching another moving train (a shinkansen) pass by on a parallel track. I made this music today, to serve as accompaniment for the 58-second film. I uploaded the video earlier this evening to YouTube here.
Please listen to, think about, and heavily critique this song! I'm working on mixing it and finishing up the recording, and would hugely appreciate any constructive criticism! Thx!
Insomnia is a terrible thing to waste.
So, for this year's RPM Challenge I have decided to go all out and write a rock opera. This is one of the few songs I have worked on so far, and the first one that has been completed. Granted, this should be somewhere in the middle or the rock opera, but, still, it's the first one finished, so I'm posting it anyway. [more inside]
So, I was planning on recording my ukulele rendition of Holy Diver (yes, that one), but my allergies were acting up so I felt like crap. So, that's what this song is about. And it's NSFW. [more inside]
Tonight, I created a really, really, really good remake of an old song of mine. I don't even know if I have a copy of the original anymore, but ... whoa ... this thing ended up being kind of epic. Features horns and toy pianos, a reed organ, both regular and electric ukulele, some drums. I even tried my hand at playing the bass. Short, simple lyrics within (of which I am also rather proud)! [more inside]
This is a short song I've made for my girlfriend in the past half hour or so. It is a true story.
Sort of strived for emotional content with this one. If the first part is asking questions, the second is not liking the answers.
Bagatelle with a capital b, e, l, l. In the same family as Sam's Company. 44 seconds.
But it was quick and it was painless.
Lo-fi jangly short atonal pop. [more inside]
A short song about sleeping in and not having someone to rely on. [more inside]
Sam sitting in the corner.
Very few words, but in many languages.
A Magnetic Fields cover I recorded recently. I've been working on my singing for a while, and I was mostly wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to go from here in improving it? Any other feedback is also welcome, of course.
I had promised Sarah I would write her a song. Granted, that was while we were dating. We're not anymore. But I did promise, and she is a superly awesome person, wholly deserving of a song. The chorus comes from a facecloth we found in a dollar store, and it's words, three of which being nonexistent, can be found within the bowels of this music post.
I wanted to make a song with a few of the instruments I rarely use, like the reed organ and toy piano. I thought about coming up with lyrics, but my hangover makes my brain feel ... not working so good. So I threw in some kazoo instead. Enjoy!
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