Made this somewhat experimental ambient-ish piece last night, feeling a tiny bit of hope about the world. It's based on slowed-down samples of a hang-drum, with a keyboard part doing most of the rest. [more inside]
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.
From the new Yabra EP!
I wrote this on a train going into the city. [more inside]
The bones of this song were a proposal for a corporate jingle I was writing... [more inside]
Challenge: Do what scares you? I'm scared of death and the concept of eternity. While I'm NOT about to DO that, I could write a song distilling my fears about said subject matter, yes? Yes. OK, it's a deal, then.
A brief description of the song. Recorded 2015 early 2016 sometime and frozen away. Another song only ever played one time. Second motif arrives at midway. Layers sound better in headphones, better for the low end of the spectrum too.
Pensive piano interspersed with electronic outbursts and a broad, burbling middle section. [more inside]
Felt the need to make some beats while pulling an all nighter for work on Wednesday.
For my woefully behind schedule song-a-week project, I recorded a slow, introspective version of the seminal Prince favorite. Leave your dancing shoes at the door. [more inside]
Listening to some old songs of mine, I came upon this one from 2004. It's a rather sweet, romantic little thing written about a depressing period in my relationship at the time. [more inside]
For two flutes, piano and strings. The video version of the score was featured on Equestria Daily. [more inside]
Ambient instrumental piece. It's a rather ambient dialog between the guitar and a bell-like sine synth. Long pauses. Slow paced. Throughout my life, one of my constant joys was always watching the sun go down. I've seen so many variations of this event that I wanted to express a condensation of the variety and bittersweetness of all those sunsets. [more inside]
In June 2010, I posted a song called Womankind. I was just digging through some old demo recordings and found the demo for this song. [more inside]
Fiddling with some down tempo piano [more inside]
A love song, of sorts, in repose. [more inside]
For the March challenge, the four chords of pop success arranged in a slow sort of orchestral ambient thingy. [more inside]
A little improv song, testing out some of my new gear. Vaguely inspired by Bill Withers. [more inside]
Slightly dubstep-inspired, named for the closest star to the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy (S2). The star is a young star and the fastest-moving massive object in the galaxy, and by metaphor, the song expresses the hubris and beauty of youth.
I had a band that was a shameless Tenacious D rip-off back in college, and we spent most of our time writing songs that made fun of artists we thought were lame. Recently, I discovered a cassette tape with an original demo that put the song back into my ear. Out of all the songs, I decided it would be fun to try to make more than just an acoustic song. It might be overkill, but sometimes, so is Radiohead.
When you want to feel it so badly but can't.
On an old hard drive, I've recently uncovered a directory of sounds I created. I thought I'd share this one. It's an ambient piece.
Slowed-down krautrocky shoegaze pop, if such a thing exists. Like finding your pants tightening while under gas in a dentist's chair. [more inside]
I grew up when there were only three or four TV channels, no internet. Now people want to be micro-celebrities, and want their privacy to boot. [more inside]
An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel. [more inside]
A song both about being tired, that attempts to make you tired. In a good way. [more inside]
An abandoned demo that starts light, gets heavier, and ends slow. [more inside]
Everybody I know is popping out kids. So for all the parents, I wrote a lullaby. Please experiment with your children and let me know if this puts them to sleep.
This is an instrumental cover of The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel - I think this originally appeared at the end of a movie starring J Lo and Richard Gere called Shall We Dance Recorded for a friends wedding for the bride to walk down the aisle to. Hope its enjoyed by all
Version 2 of a song I made with Logic Studio on a Macbook Pro, which somehow reminds of the year 1979. [more inside]
Some light-stepping chilled out beats, inspired by the Portishead mix linked by isopraxis, and sampling a bar or two of Holst's "Jupiter".
an eclectic downtempo glitchy track of mine from 2006. some interesting live drumming incorporated then destroyed accordingly. comments welcome! [more inside]
My friend Mel and I have started a musical project together, and since Radiohead is our biggest mutual influence, we decided to start by covering one of their songs. [more inside]
This starts slow, but ends with me sticking a screwdriver in my ear. (ENJOY!)
This is a lazy pseudo-live cover of the Bruce Springsteen song, recorded on a whim a couple of years ago.
A cover of the first verse and chorus of the Gnarls Barkley song, primitively recorded live a while back when I had a cold. My wife was really into the song and I recorded this for her as a goof, but it came out kinda good.
Einmal nahm ich zwischen meine Hände dein Gesicht. Der Mond fiel darauf ein. Unbegreiflichster der Gegenstände unter überfließendem Gewein.
In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire?
A slow and sad song I wrote and recorded after a breakup/separation a few years ago. Features a falsetto chorus and acoustic guitar, including an e-bow undercurrent.
Just a little thing I did with Garage Band and my M-Audio Keystation. I think it'd make a good title screen for a video game.