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Man Of Fantasy

My high school band, Avatar. We wrote this in 1979 when we were 17, recorded at a one-off reunion in 1986.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 5:23 PM on April 16, 2017 (2 comments)

Sunrise A

Carbon 7, recorded 12-21-14, winter solstice. As close as we've gotten to ambient.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:04 PM on March 16, 2017 (4 comments)

I Need A Good Day

I play bass in this power-pop-rock band called Buzzie. Song written by John McElhenney with minimal arrangement contributions by the rest of us.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:02 PM on March 9, 2016 (2 comments)

Breathe-Pigs-Cigar-Breathe (Reprise)-Great Gig in the Sky

A re-do of a Pink Floyd medley thing I posted a few months ago -- we got better at playing it and added a bit at the end.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:46 PM on October 24, 2015 (6 comments)

Oort Cloud Rain

Another improvisational recording from 3-9-13, the night comet Pann Starrs 2013 first because visible in the Northern Hemisphere. We recorded in celebration of the celestial event.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:45 PM on October 7, 2015 (3 comments)

Do You Feel?

Final mix. My on & off again pop Combo, Buzzie. I posted the live rough from the session back in Feb, and "we" finally got it done.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 1:15 PM on July 11, 2015 (5 comments)

Coma

As in comet. Carbon 7, doing the free-form space jazz thing, again.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:11 PM on May 17, 2015

Breathe/Pigs Medley

A proof of concept. This was our first complete take at this at rehearsal a couple weeks ago. My prog tribute project, The Yes Men. All live, recorded in the garage by John.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 6:34 PM on May 1, 2015 (4 comments)

Astrophotographer

Carbon 7. Recorded March 9th 2013, the night comet Pan-Starrs first became visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:50 AM on March 21, 2015 (3 comments)

Do You Feel?

Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:11 PM on January 24, 2015 (2 comments)

In A Soylent Way

Carbon 7 doing our mellowest, jazziest thing yet. Joined again by flautist Fred Mitchim. Kept to a pretty sleek 9 minutes.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:10 PM on May 17, 2014 (2 comments)

Cloud Ships

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:48 AM on February 21, 2014 (1 comment)

A Final Word From Our Sponsor

Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:20 PM on February 14, 2014 (1 comment)

Shadow Chamber

Carbon 7 again, making it up as we go, per usual. This one seemed to come from a slightly dark and empty space.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 3:05 PM on September 14, 2013 (2 comments)

Kingdom of Heaven

A 13th Floor Elevators song, recorded live at Trailer Space Records last Saturday night.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:07 AM on June 1, 2013 (2 comments)

IRAS 16293-2422

A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has spotted sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 12:12 PM on April 26, 2013 (4 comments)

Tiktaalik

One fish was the first fish to walk on land, one fish was the first fish to breathe the air.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:02 PM on February 26, 2013

Ouroboros

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.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 5:21 PM on January 9, 2013 (5 comments)

Asteroid Hidden in the Shadow of the Earth

Sure, the world could end Friday. Or Saturday. Or some other Friday 100,000 years from now. 7 minutes of instrumental contemplation, as it flowed in from the sky, last May.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:37 PM on December 19, 2012 (1 comment)

14 Baktun

14 minutes of improvisation from Carbon 7, heralding the end of the Mayan Long Count.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:15 PM on December 8, 2012 (2 comments)

Three

Carbon 7 again, from last June. This one sounds more like an actual song than about anything we've done, so far. 16 minutes of spontaneous creation.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:00 PM on November 24, 2012 (1 comment)

Off Leash

Carbon 7 does yet another improv. Uptempo. We played all the notes.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:02 PM on November 16, 2012

Distant Transmissions

Another Carbon 7 song from our recent show at the Carousel Lounge.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:13 PM on September 28, 2012 (1 comment)

A Dance With Creation And Destruction

A spontaneous 20-minute creation by Carbon 7. The first song from our first live show a couple weeks ago. We tripped a breaker at 20:44 or it would have gone longer.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:41 PM on September 22, 2012

The Sunset Star

A slow, jazzy improv thing.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 6:45 AM on August 17, 2012 (3 comments)

The Egg That Never Was

Another long instrumental noodle-athon. Making it up as we go.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:44 PM on July 27, 2012

Hollow Saturn

Starts out atmospheric as we slowly descend through the thickening clouds.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:01 AM on July 12, 2012 (2 comments)

Four

In which we jam out on our axxxes. I have temporarily given up even naming these... things. Another long spontaneous session by Carbon 7, my space-rock improvisational trio.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 9:00 AM on June 15, 2012

You've Got To Titan Up Your Kuiper Belt

Astral Funk from my improv trio, Carbon 7. This is what happens when you let the drummer set the theme of the jam.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 9:48 PM on May 26, 2012 (3 comments)

Unseen Ring of Fire

Another Improvisational thing from my new band Carbon 7. This one's a bit long, at 19 minutes.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:56 PM on May 24, 2012

Yesterday's Karma Perpetuates

A spontaneous composition by my improv trio, Carbon 7
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:49 PM on May 6, 2012 (1 comment)

Base Three Chakra the Deadly Head

A somewhat atonal, arhythmic meditation on something, we know not what. Carbon 7 in an ongoing experiment in collaborative improvisation.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 11:07 AM on May 5, 2012 (3 comments)

Nocturnal Quest of the Caffeinated Goat-keeper's Wife

My new psychedelic improv trio, Carbon 7. We're making it up as we go along.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:25 PM on April 21, 2012

Hostage

Four bass tracks, recorded on 4-track cassette in the mid-80's. Made on a dark evening, home alone.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 9:29 PM on January 13, 2012 (2 comments)

Love Junkie

My 80's punk/funk/grunge 3-piece, The Whores. Recorded in 1986, I think.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:39 PM on January 8, 2012 (5 comments)

Hold It There (Within You, Without You)

Part 3 of a live 27 minute improv. This is the final 12 minutes.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:58 PM on December 6, 2011 (3 comments)

We Were Talking (Within You, Without You)

Minutes 6 thru 15 of a 27-minute improv, in which Fred Surprises Dennis and I by singing the melody to Within You, Without You, by The Beatles, followed by a musical conversation.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:24 PM on November 12, 2011 (4 comments)

The Space Between Us

(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 11:08 PM on September 16, 2011 (6 comments)

Coast is Clear

The Zone was a band I was in for a couple of years in the early 80's. This was for an album originally pressed to vinyl, and just recently re-mastered out at Cedar Creek Studios where it was recorded, by Fred Remmert. I didn't write this song, but we all collaborated on arrangements. Written by my good friend Fred Mitchim.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:16 AM on September 3, 2011 (3 comments)

Since I've Been Loving You

Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:14 PM on June 8, 2011 (4 comments)

Uncle Wigalee

A song about Sex. This is the last of three songs from my short-lived band Hurlo Thrumbo. Recorded in 1990. I wrote the music and played bass, and the singer wrote the melody and words. Rescued from cassette.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 9:36 PM on September 23, 2010 (2 comments)

Heart of the Sunrise

Originally by Yes, from the album Fragile. Recorded live in Brian's garage.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 6:54 PM on August 28, 2010 (14 comments)

My Train is Coming

One of my contributions to an XTC tribute album project from 2001. The song, written by Andy Partridge, was taken from a rough demo floating around on bootleg cassettes, but never actually released by XTC.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:31 PM on June 11, 2010 (1 comment)

Use What You Got

(to Get What You Want). Another Salvaged From Cassetteā„¢ production. Circa 1986. The Beat Meters were my Funky Dance-pop orchestra.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 10:02 PM on June 2, 2010 (2 comments)

Hollow Rooms

At home one Saturday night in about 1984, I got interested in just how hard it was to say words backwards, flip the tape, & have them come out intelligible. It took hours, and was much harder than I thought.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 12:49 PM on April 11, 2009 (2 comments)

Getting a Tan

Music for Spring. Another oldie from the 1980's. The Beat Meters was my 7-piece Pop-Dance orchestra with 2 girl singers in front, bass, drums, guitars, keys & sometimes 2 drummers/percussionists. We spent a crap-ton of money on a 4-song demo, but due to a revolving door of personnel, never managed to really get the thing off the ground.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:04 PM on March 30, 2009 (8 comments)

I Don't Want to be Here

Recorded back in '01 for the Chalkhills.org King For a Day XTC tribute compilation CD. Written by Andy Partridge, but never recorded by XTC. This was a one-off project, but eventually led to the formation of my XTC tribute band, and we played it live once or twice.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 8:57 PM on January 1, 2009 (1 comment)

Playground

Recorded live to 24-track digital at our most recent show. My band The Dukes of Simpleton is an XTC tribute project, so no we didn't write it, but I'm pretty sure we're the only people playing any XTC songs live in a 1000 mile radius.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 12:53 PM on May 10, 2008 (8 comments)

Life Through Veils

Old recording from 1990. Music Recorded live, with the middle section and ending being written extemporaneously in the studio, vocals are the only overdubs. Originally 24 track, but this was rescued from cassette, hence the crap quality. I wrote the music and the singer wrote the words and melody. I sang backup.
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:30 PM on March 6, 2008 (4 comments)

Girls on Dope

A while back, I posted a song called Yes, Dope. The vocal samples in it were from this here song, by my 80s punk 3 piece, The Whores. This song was included on a local sampler album put out by Glitch Records in '86, and inexplicably went to #1 on a little college station somewhere in upstate New York, and stayed there for 6 weeks. I was #1 in New york!
posted to MeFi Music by Devils Rancher at 7:30 PM on August 29, 2007 (3 comments)

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