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pace

Another night and I can pick up where I left off today Another drink and I will sleep right, and the dreams will stay away I thought about what I should do now but I'd rather stay in and keep out from the cold ...you know I'd rather be alone murmurs...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:22 PM on April 16, 2017 (1 comment)

summer follows

instrumental guitar rock. A bit of messy improv guitar on the quiet parts...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:26 PM on April 6, 2017 (2 comments)

distinct queries

All rock instrumental...no vocals...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:42 PM on April 3, 2017

Early Warning System

I can't really sing but every once in a while I forget that and try anyways...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 5:21 PM on March 18, 2017 (3 comments)

Christmas party for one

Recorded December 24th, 2016
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 8:04 PM on March 15, 2017 (2 comments)

Plain Dislike You

I felt like destroying something so I destroyed this tune.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 12:55 AM on September 24, 2016 (1 comment)

olean

I song I wrote in up-state new-york. Instrumental guitar as is often the case...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:08 PM on August 22, 2016 (1 comment)

solo correctly

Some synth experiment from the vault...2nd half goes more analog...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:57 PM on August 11, 2016 (3 comments)

Lift Off Delay

Continue to vent my frustrations of daily life through hard rocking guitar for now...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:53 PM on July 13, 2016 (1 comment)

Times Tomorrow

Not my usual Genre but this fit my mood tonight. Just heavy guitar rock instrumental at heart...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:24 PM on June 24, 2016 (2 comments)

lovely dark

Just some techno-sounding non-sense I was playing with...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:50 PM on June 12, 2016

cycle off

Just wrote this tonight...just your average guitar melodrama...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 11:19 PM on June 10, 2016 (2 comments)

savory for me

Just an experiment of guitar electronic fusion I've been playing with. I'm planning on doing an album-full of these types of songs soon.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:03 PM on June 8, 2016 (2 comments)

deeply listening

Spent the last year learning to program and had no time for music. Finally got a job and a new-ish life so I thought it's time to get back to some things I enjoy. This one is different from my normal thing though I suppose I'v'e always had an attraction to analog merging with electronic. Maybe thanks to new order/joy division??? Though this doesn't sound anything like those.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:54 PM on May 28, 2016

def dev puts @development end

Finished my online web dev course. It was time to relax and take a break from writing code...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:25 AM on May 29, 2015 (1 comment)

Salt Water ~circa 2004

It was 2004 and I was staying with some new found friend in California, sleeping on his couch while I filled a Production Asst. for a straight-dvd-movie filming in Hollywood, Ca. He had this Digital multi-track recorder handed down to him by a friend, which he told me didn't work. It worked off a Zip drive disk, where it stored what you recorded. I believe the drive was probably failing frequently (wasn't that the case with all of those zip drives?)...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:50 AM on September 10, 2014

don't dis me, yo

not really a fleshed out idea...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:51 AM on September 4, 2014

Learning web dev and reflecting on lifetimes lived long ago

I took a four week vacation, partly with the intention of recording some vocals for my many instrumental tracks. However I spent the whole holiday learning web development and getting drunk in the evenings and recalling fonder memories of times past... I only managed to record vocals one day for about 4 hours and it was almost a total loss. I only managed to get a single line down really. I wrote more lyrics but the takes for those were unusable. Well, here it is for better or worse with the single line repeating over and over on a loop...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:16 AM on August 20, 2014 (1 comment)

2 days left

I haven't written a song in a while (or it feels too long to me at least). This is just some more guitar rock with a hint of electronic programming. It fits the mood I'm in mostly. Two days lefts to go until I start my three week holiday. I've been working full-time without a vacation for about 2 1/2 years. I need a break...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:37 AM on July 23, 2014 (3 comments)

based

an old improv song I did... Well the base was formulated but the guitar was improv. and the programmed drums were an after thought. Luckily I have the foresight to record everything in time.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:39 AM on July 20, 2014 (1 comment)

almost time

This is a guitar-only outtake from another song I did. I was going to use it as a outro on that song but the original clocked in a 9 minute time already so it got discarded. But still, I like the feeling of it...especially as it's guitar with no other instruments ;)
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:20 AM on July 13, 2014

native

I was really happy with this one when I first recorded it about 19 months ago. Listening to it now, I realise it was given way too much compression in the mastering phase. unfortunately I have lots the master project now with a faulty hard drive so it it what it is...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:28 AM on July 6, 2014 (2 comments)

Lawn Mower Times

Another combination of Guitar vs. Keyboards. Guitar gets the first move this time.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:00 AM on June 29, 2014

Battery Charger Error

recorded about 7 months back, I thought It'd be nice if Guitar and Keys could share some space and cohabitate. I sort of liked the combination of both here.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 1:38 AM on June 27, 2014 (1 comment)

guitar track

just a guitar riff I've been working on. Not sure where to take it exactly.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:51 AM on June 25, 2014 (2 comments)

leisure for real

this is a bit of a lofi track from 2012. I looped a bass line and then jammed out to it. Then I thought, wow, if any bassist hears this, he's going so think, what a boring pass part! So for those bassist out there, I threw in a bit of a bass solo as an outro.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:05 AM on June 23, 2014

it would take an hour...

Feeling a bit down tonight so I went looking through my projects and tried to fix up old throw away songs. This is one that's not too bad. An idea I hadn't quite fleshed out instrumentally. But why not throw on some improve vocals to make it feel more whole?
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 5:54 AM on June 22, 2014 (7 comments)

patience

I think this may be one of my favorite things I've done guitar-wise. I started out with a very basic chord progression and just played out as many variations of that as I could think of and then took my favorites and combined them into a simple quiet/loud dynamic.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:26 AM on June 19, 2014 (3 comments)

downshift

So...I didn't think I'd have time to work on a new song but the last 24 hours have freed up so...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:17 AM on June 16, 2014 (2 comments)

battle t

I was going to "throw this one away but instead I spent like 8 hours on trying to make it better and still didn't really get where I was going. It was one of those nights when I just couldn't get inspired or the magic wasn't happening. But struggling as I was, I still felt it was kind of fun and thought I'd go ahead and share.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 5:46 AM on June 9, 2014

west life

Another hit!...or not. I moved to the west some time ago and decided to celebrate by writing a song.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:19 AM on June 6, 2014 (2 comments)

gr1 vs. 2

kind of unhappy with this one. A bit Grunge and couldn't work in the finesse I wanted to.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:12 AM on June 5, 2014 (2 comments)

a complicated render

I'm trying to come up with vocals for this one and really struggling tonight. I had an idea, which was to just use pitch correction. I actually kind of liked it. At the risk of sounding like kanye west, i think it helped me get the melodies from my head onto the track without me immediately deleting it. I think maybe I'll use it as a guide track to get a usable take.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:36 AM on May 31, 2014

Night at the beach in the dark with more vocals

I let a few people hear this before (both here and elsewhere) and they all wanted a mix with higher vocals (despite the fact that I've assured everyone the vocals were total rubbish). So I've re-mixed it and re-mastered and now you might be able to hear my voice. If you still can't understand me, I've included the very depressing lyrics below.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 8:13 AM on May 29, 2014 (2 comments)

where's the exit?

Just another instrumental rock song. A few more electronic elements added in this time but overall, still very much guitar based.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:19 AM on May 28, 2014

is it the beach at night

Another attempt at songwriting. Unfortunately the vocals were so bad I almost deleted them. Instead I just backgrounded them.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 9:37 AM on May 26, 2014 (2 comments)

disc

I went to a lot of Punk shows and listened to a lot of that type of music in my youth. I think I paid like $7 or $8 to see Greenday before they exploded on MTV. My friend's band opened for them. Likewise, NoFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many others were among the bands I saw live as a teenager. I haven't really listened to a lot of those bands for a number of years but sometimes I run across a random track in my music library and it brings back all those memories.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:14 AM on May 24, 2014 (2 comments)

Pick me up too

This is my cover of http://music.metafilter.com/7288/Pick-me-Up for the April/May Music Challenge. I could make a lot of excuses for how bad this. I didn't quite figure it all out and I re-arranged it a bit. The vocal melody is somewhat different because I had a hard time singing the original and I had to improv on lyrics as I just couldn't interpret the originals totally. But overall, this was interesting and fun. Hope you don't cringe too much Sredni Vashtar
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:42 AM on May 23, 2014 (3 comments)

convolutions

I have been making too many one part songs lately so I had wanted to do something with a few different parts, you know, like a verse, a chorus, and a bridge and maybe if I'm lucky, a super-chorus...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 8:56 AM on May 19, 2014 (2 comments)

sound out collaboration

My brother who lives in northwest Florida took the time, energy and money to come out and visit me in New Zealand. He's the only member of my family who's ever taken the effort to come out an visit me in the 8 years since I moved here but unfortunately due to just bad timing and unforeseen circumstances, I couldn't give him the welcome he deserved.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:09 AM on May 16, 2014

The long queue

I used to have to commute through rush-hour traffic. You spend a lot of time thinking or zoning out when your car is not moving very fast.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 6:21 AM on May 14, 2014 (1 comment)

mid-autumn festival

The last song of the project formally known as Old Ship Arcadia....
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 5:18 AM on May 13, 2014

Old ship church

Another one from the afore mentioned project from a few years ago. Not quite up to my current standards but I like the energy in this one anyway.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 2:30 AM on May 11, 2014

october

Another track from the same project as the previous one I posted.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:41 AM on May 8, 2014

daylightsaving's eve

This is from a project I did about 2 years ago I think. I don't think it's ever seen the light of day till now. It's a bit low quality in it's mastering probably. I wanted to do an 8" with this and 3 other songs but never got around to it.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:56 AM on May 6, 2014

where it starts

This is one I did back in 2012. I wanted to do something more electronic but as that's not my forte, it ended up being pretty minimalist. I ended up overlaying a subtle guitar track in the end anyway...
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:14 PM on May 3, 2014

device or vice

This is obviously kind of an experiment...or in other words, it's a bit of a mess.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:57 AM on April 30, 2014

there are other things also

I was feeling another bunch of unsettled feelings so I thought I better do another discordant, frustration-venting song.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 7:19 AM on April 26, 2014 (3 comments)

garage lately

Very hesitant to let anyone hear this one.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 10:48 PM on April 24, 2014 (5 comments)

carefully optimistic

I thought I'd try to write something more upbeat. I couldn't think of a vocal melody so I just filled it with different guitar parts.
posted to MeFi Music by cicadaverse at 2:20 AM on April 21, 2014

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