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What It Did to You

Smooooth, sloooow reggae featuring a dreamy brass/ebow instrumental break, "sensitive" percussion, a falsetto bridge, and a sweet guitar solo at the end.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:14 AM on February 13, 2015 (6 comments)

Dance with Me

Reggae made with the infectious Caribbean enthusiasm of Leonard Cohen
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:51 AM on February 6, 2015 (5 comments)

Robot Sunrise

Another song from my newish free EP of quirky electronic cheese, "Part Time Drum Machine." I sort of picture a mechanical sunrise operated by heavy robots intent on bringing light joy. You know.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:55 PM on April 29, 2014 (2 comments)

Metric Groove

From my new (free!) EP 'Part Time Drum Machine', this is an instrumental keyboard-based track driven forward by a cheap synth bass and Casio-ish beats. A different kind of style than you may have heard from me before.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 1:14 PM on April 8, 2014

two lovers

Gentle, warm, almost mantra-like song featuring guitars, piano, bass, lap steel, drums, bass, melodica, and vocals -- kinda sorta about seeing love as an art project.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:02 PM on April 2, 2014 (2 comments)

it's the same idea

Wrote and recorded this a couple of years ago. This is where I left it, a couple of notches or more away from perfect... but it's got some good things about it, including a really messed up (in a good way) guitar solo.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 12:31 AM on January 26, 2014

Market Music

A full year of the stock market translated into a reggae song of sorts, to go along with an animated data visualization I created.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:41 PM on January 3, 2014 (10 comments)

it's the now

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.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 12:50 PM on September 1, 2013 (5 comments)

Backwards

As the unimaginative title suggests, this is my entry for the April MeFi Music challenge. It's an ambient type of thing, largely made from reversed guitar recordings.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:34 PM on April 25, 2013 (2 comments)

Womankind (demo)

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.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:59 PM on April 24, 2013

a strange and mysterious adventure

This instrumental track was originally named "Em wrong" because it came out of absentmindedly playing my guitar while watching tv and accidentally strumming an E minor chord incorrectly on the 3rd fret. The resulting song has an uneasy, mysterious vibe.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 11:48 PM on August 10, 2011 (1 comment)

womankind

An ode to women featuring guitars, piano, melodica, and lap steel.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:38 PM on June 30, 2010 (4 comments)

it shows

This is an angry, broody, dark, but pretty song. I'm proud of it, I think it's one of my best! Includes a pretty sweet xaphoon (!) solo by yours truly, plus background vocals by my wife.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:39 PM on March 30, 2010 (17 comments)

multiplication

Persistent piano piece composed based on rules derived from the multiplication table. Starts softly, gradually gets louder.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:18 PM on March 18, 2010 (8 comments)

her name is hope

I wrote this after attending a concert late last year. Just finished (?) the recording. It's kind of a tribute to the musician I saw -- maybe you can guess who it is? Either way, it's a track that features guitars, pianos, fretless bass, vibes, drums, vocals and a lap steel part in the chorus that I'm really satisfied with.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:15 PM on February 25, 2010 (6 comments)

oslo nights

This is a quiet, meditative, minimalist instrumental piano piece, with occasional visits by vibes, fretless bass and lap steel guitar. You might want to play it somewhat loudly to hear some of the softer notes. Do you think it's finished, or should I add something?
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:13 PM on September 27, 2009 (7 comments)

we will grow

This is a pretty stripped-down new song in kind of a singer-songwriter style. I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:23 PM on September 12, 2009 (9 comments)

first step

An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:24 PM on August 23, 2009 (9 comments)

run to you (bryan adams cover)

No, seriously. Just for fun, I decided to do this cover song to test out some drum stuff. Thought I'd share this while I work on some new songs...
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:46 PM on August 17, 2009 (3 comments)

snake (demo)

Another entry in my recent demo series of posts. I posted a not-quite-done version of the track here, featuring piano and overly heavy drums. It's a song about the old classic video game "Snake". I'm sure I'll revisit the "proper" recording some day, but in the meantime, this is a nice performance.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 11:06 PM on August 7, 2009 (3 comments)

do you ever

This track switches between three time signatures, and features an intro with a style of singing I guess one could call very vaguely eastern. It's a slow and gentle affair with softly distorted ebowed guitar, piano, and xylophone. It also includes a guitar solo in which a single note is played repeatedly. And lyrics that are pretty silly.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 11:46 PM on July 28, 2009 (1 comment)

come careening (demo)

This is the demo I recorded for this song posted earlier. I slapped some kind of distortion effect over it to approximate the feel I wanted in the final version. Although it's too hazy-sounding and the vocals are nearly unintelligble, I really love a lot of things about this recording. It sounds like some kind of important uncovered secret to me. Anyway, this post is part of an "evolution of my songs" series I started here and here.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 7:13 PM on July 21, 2009 (11 comments)

the vase (demo)

As a follow-up to this post, here is the demo I recorded for the song I posted a long time ago here. As before, the idea is to share something about the evolution of my songs for anyone who might care.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:35 PM on July 19, 2009 (4 comments)

undulate underling (demo)

A demo that I later recorded and posted here. I'm posting this as a contribution along the lines of what others have done before me -- providing a window into my songwriting. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some prefer this version.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 12:01 AM on July 15, 2009 (6 comments)

come careening

Layers of soft guitar distortion with pseudo-indian instruments thrown in, under a falsetto vocal over a deeper background vocal going through a guitar amp. I'm kind of proud of the lyrics, which are about staying true.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 1:03 AM on March 11, 2009 (6 comments)

come here (aberdeen)

This started as a weird tune with pseudo-Indian wailing/cat meowing vocals, guitar feedback, and a one-note sitar solo. It still has those elements, but the track ended up being an almost radio-friendly, catchy (?) pop-rock thing.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 7:08 PM on February 9, 2009 (12 comments)

stopping by woods

Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 12:00 AM on January 20, 2009 (5 comments)

i will (radiohead cover)

Spur-of-the-moment lo-fi live cover of the Radiohead song off Hail to the Thief, to which I added a couple of equally rough overdubs and some reverb. The guitar is out of tune and poorly played, but the vocal melody tweaks are kind of fun.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:13 PM on November 12, 2008 (7 comments)

theme from "gone"

A piano-based melody written for my animated short film "Gone" (hear it in context).
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 6:27 PM on September 2, 2008 (14 comments)

undulate underling

A short, lyrically strange new song partly based on a dream.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:02 PM on July 20, 2008 (7 comments)

casanova ruins

I was walking around in the garment district at night on valentine's day years ago, and spotted a beautiful woman walking alone across the street. Despite being glamorously dressed up, she looked like she had lost all faith in men. She was carrying a heart-shaped balloon and huge flowers. This song is sort of about that.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:26 PM on July 9, 2008 (8 comments)

on and on and on

An atheist's song about the nature of politics and religion in the U.S.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 3:54 PM on January 30, 2008 (5 comments)

404

And now for something completely different... this is a somewhat experimental instrumental track featuring pulsing soft noise, soft organs and a distorted xylophone, fake sitar, and off-key distant "singing."
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:42 PM on January 24, 2008 (6 comments)

hospital walls

Guitar-based melancholy song with vocals. I've had this around for several years, and keep thinking I'll continue to dabble with the outro. I think it's time to just let it out. I wrote this after the breakup of a 7 year relationship. I like the lyrics, and the little solo, and many other things about it. The long fade-out ending is over-indulgent and a bit off-key, but imperfect as the song may be, it has heart.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:25 PM on January 10, 2008 (6 comments)

gone

I think this is one of the catchier songs I've come up with in a while, though I never seem to be a good judge of that. At any rate, it's a short and simple track about intense love gone missing... or something like that.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 12:33 AM on December 19, 2007 (6 comments)

in memories

A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 3:59 PM on December 11, 2007 (6 comments)

the end

A "drifty" and atmospheric song about life and death and love, complete with harp.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:07 PM on November 24, 2007 (4 comments)

hungry heart

This is a lazy pseudo-live cover of the Bruce Springsteen song, recorded on a whim a couple of years ago.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:53 PM on August 29, 2007 (6 comments)

snake

A quirky but perhaps oddly serious song inspired by that old Snake video game, written and recorded for the mefi music challenge.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 11:20 PM on July 19, 2007 (11 comments)

log

This is an old song, not written for the mefi music challenge water theme, but the lyrics kind of fit, so I decided to upload it. I actually wrote this waltz about having a cold, but it sounds very "oceanic."
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 9:24 PM on July 6, 2007 (4 comments)

two can go low

Most of my songs are sparse. This one is not! It's got "a lot of sound," and some bite. Does it kick buttocks? You decide.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:53 PM on April 23, 2007 (15 comments)

crazy

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.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:35 PM on April 17, 2007 (9 comments)

you've been awake

Lyrically naughty, musically atmospheric. Features guitars, vocals, brushed drums, African thumb harp, clothes hangers, and a shy half of a fake symphony orchestra.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 2:24 PM on April 10, 2007 (7 comments)

the vase

My wife accidentally broke a vase. This song resulted. It was recorded in a couple of days inbetween other projects. I used no clicktrack, metronome or drum beat, so the timing is nice and loose (in a good way, I hope). It's short, so listen twice!
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:58 AM on April 4, 2007 (11 comments)

wedding song

Piano-based song written for my wife, for our recent wedding. As usual with my songs, it's slow and sparse. A lot of vocal layering going on, and some electric guitar to round things out in the chorus. Enjoy!
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:47 PM on January 30, 2007 (4 comments)

unbroken

This downtempo "weirdo-falsetto" number is a track by Clearspeaks featuring edlundart. The music was written and produced by Clearspeaks while I wrote the lyrics and vocal melody. I also performed the vocal and created the vocal snippets used in the background, similar to what I did on "elevate."
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 8:31 PM on November 21, 2006 (4 comments)

elevate

A calm and smooth falsetto song with lyrics lifted from an emergency first aid poster (with some additions turning it into a love song). Features guitar, bass, piano, and electronica-style rhythmic vocal snippets.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 2:11 PM on September 25, 2006 (11 comments)

bench song

A happy song about new love and late summer nights. I'm not sure that the arrangement for this is done, really, but I've been leaving it alone for a while now. Features keyboards, bass, drums, slide guitar and vocals.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:20 PM on August 16, 2006 (5 comments)

all this blue

Trip hop or something. At its core it is still a singer/songwriter sort of deal, but this features -- in addition to regular vocals -- opera samples, moaning girls, reversed strings, synth bass, subtle sustained guitar feedback, scratching, acoustic slide guitar, tambourine, crumbly noises, and whatever else. Includes the F-word right at the start, if that concerns anyone.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:42 PM on August 9, 2006 (2 comments)

maroon for red

A song from a couple of years back which is still a favorite of mine. This one has heavier drums and more electric guitars than most of my tracks, but it's still a love song.
posted to MeFi Music by edlundart at 10:23 AM on July 23, 2006 (7 comments)

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