more noughties breakbeat juvenilia [more inside]
A peppy major chord synth tune for the upcoming break. [more inside]
A little melodic drone I made as I was coming out of the end of a migraine. [more inside]
A jaunty (for us) Carbon 7 number from last August. I was making notes on my phone of little snippets of conversation to use as song titles. No clue how we got there, but it seemed hilarious at the time. Utterly improvisational. [more inside]
An upbeat instrumental piece. [more inside]
An arrangement of Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets for modular synthesizer.
Renaissance music on synthesizer. I think Wendy Carlos would be offended if I called this an homage. [more inside]
Another noodl-ey instrumental - the ingredients of this one are a guitar driving a synthesizer and a multiFX over a bed of soft-synths and drum emulator(s).
noodling around and playing with a guitar synthesizer and effects.
An upbeat synthwave / retrowave instrumental. [more inside]
Carbon 7. Recorded March 9th 2013, the night comet Pan-Starrs first became visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. [more inside]
Posting something my late husband recorded when he was 17 in his memory. [more inside]
A mid-tempo piece, built around the opening drum riff. Carbon 7 is an improvisational jazz/space/rock trio that just makes it up on the spot. [more inside]
Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual. [more inside]
Carbon 7 again, making it up as we go, per usual. This one seemed to come from a slightly dark and empty space. [more inside]
Carbon 7 again -- This was the opening salvo at our Solstice show last month. 10 minutes-worth of us making it up as we go. Recorded live at the Carousel Lounge. [more inside]
This is the Smoke Benders, coming at ya live from beautiful downtown Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Featuring the amazing Numa Naoya on his amazing little drum kit and yours truly on original WaveDrum. And random hollerin'. Lyrics and embedded video here.
Further explorations in writing synthy songs. [more inside]
I've been trying to write a new track every day. This is today's effort: an attempt at cheesy synth instrumentals. [more inside]
If this jumps around a little, it's because I was just looking for a way to demo sounds from ZynAddSubFX. [more inside]
Meet the inappropriately-named Pope Innocent VIII. Witch hunter. Innovator in the field of immolation. Simonist. Slave regifter. And don't forget about his army of bastard children placed the Vatican on the brink of financial ruin. [more inside]
A lullaby for my friends who had their first child on Christmas. Done in NanoStudio on the iPad.
Song about the times between the expansion and contraction of the universe. Some quotes lifted from BSG. [more inside]
Synth/Prog/Metal/Dance/videogamey song from a concept record about the end of everything. [more inside]
What happens when Farfisas, mellotrons, synthesizers, and the muddled sounds of a party get to play in the same room. A 60/40 combination of warm bendy melodies and sharp electronic determinism.
Tension-laden synth piece with analog elements. Expect ticking time-bombs, paranoid running at night, and an unseen enemy catching up with you.
My first and only improv drum recording...layered with my boyfriend's (the real musician) synth improv. [more inside]
This is a short IDM-esque style electronic piece written in the fall of 2008. I was largely inspired by the idea of Klangfarben melodie, and tried to incorporate a lot of tone colors in the piece, especially by experimenting with modulating the LFO rates of the synthesizers to different degrees to create many different "colors" of the same basic sound [more inside]
Earnest synth music to soothe your soul. [more inside]
An epic exploration into the applications of group vocals, plinky synthesizers, and personal religious doubt.
In the early 1990s I had a spare bedroom full of MIDI equipment (including a 16-channel mixer and various effect units) and I liked to noodle around with it. This is the only complete piece I ever produced. It's an instrumental strongly influenced by the likes of Tangerine Dream, the Alan Parsons Project, and Synergy.
Written in 1992 (at age 14), for an after-school music theory class, using an iterative algorithm (on paper). Came out far too long - I should have exercised artistic license over the math a bit more. I really like the last twenty seconds, though.
Live improvisation on a Korg MS2000 with no editing, outboard effects, mixing, etc. Be warned: it's more than a little frightening.