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Cobrinha

Something of a duck-billed platypus of a Brazilian tune.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:20 AM on May 20, 2014 (1 comment)

oh ee oh

A round of sounds.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 2:43 PM on June 7, 2011 (4 comments)

The Goat Guys song (at the good gig)

This is the song in the background of the radio play below.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 6:49 AM on February 8, 2011 (4 comments)

The Goat Guys Rule

Here is the other radio play scene that I did about a band called the Goat Guys. Unlike the first one, where the band sucked, at this gig they killed.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 5:13 AM on February 7, 2011 (3 comments)

The Goat Guys Suck

A radio play scene in which a band called the Goat Guys bomb their first gig. It is an excerpt from the young adult novel Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:18 PM on February 5, 2011 (1 comment)

cloches oiseaux

A collaboration with nicolin: a bossa nova collage that takes its time.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 12:48 PM on January 31, 2011 (15 comments)

loud magic song

My son, who is 3, was in a goofy mood and made up this song. I backed him up with sloppy disco punk led by a preschooler's elastic sense of time.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 1:48 PM on January 28, 2011 (34 comments)

Walking the Cow

A sleepy, ramshackle Daniel Johnston cover that I'm fond of.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:38 PM on January 13, 2011 (6 comments)

Santa santa (with your nose so bright)

My son's singing debut just in time for Xmas.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 10:05 PM on December 17, 2010 (6 comments)

Happiness

A bossa nova Elliott Smith cover.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 6:40 PM on December 15, 2010 (7 comments)

beradero

This is my best shot at singing an a capella Brazilian cowboy song.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 8:49 PM on November 23, 2010 (9 comments)

orange light over mevagissey bay (w/ guitar)

I love by the grace of god's amazing voice, and it's really fun to try to keep up with her melodies.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:54 PM on July 2, 2010 (7 comments)

Effects

This is my first cross-country collaboration with my old friend Blue Bar. He wrote the song--it's a melancholy waltz. He also sings on the track, and plays guitar. I fill in on accordion and drums.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 6:30 PM on July 1, 2010 (4 comments)

The first time ever I saw your face

The Roberta Flack version of this song was #1 when I was born, but I decided instead to follow the lead of the Chi-Lites, a Chicago group that rivaled Philadelphia's Delphonics.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:29 AM on May 6, 2010 (16 comments)

little e

I gathered up my son's toys and made a song with them.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:11 PM on December 29, 2009 (13 comments)

Hey Jude (throat sung)

I've been working on figuring out how to throat sing in a vaguely Tuvan way. This is my first recorded attempt.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 6:20 PM on July 23, 2009 (12 comments)

David's Chords

Includes the rejects.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:44 PM on June 6, 2009 (16 comments)

Macapa

A submission to the unofficial "Seven Nation Army" challenge.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:49 PM on May 18, 2009 (25 comments)

cavacavaco

I started with a cavaquinho (uke), but then it spiraled out of control.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:03 PM on May 5, 2009 (8 comments)

The Snake

Amnesty Month has inspired me to dust this one off: a grimy cover of a Brazilian tune.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:06 PM on March 3, 2009 (6 comments)

The Crane

This is a song I've loved for a long time by the Minneapolis band Trip Shakespeare. For some reason, now felt like a good time to cover it.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 8:20 PM on February 7, 2009 (5 comments)

Peel Off the Latex, Ari Fleischer

As a tribute to the last eight years, I give you this moment of temporary insanity committed to tape in 2003.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 1:31 PM on January 30, 2009 (5 comments)

New Slang

This is my first try at a request. It changed my life.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 10:40 PM on November 21, 2008 (14 comments)

Weightless

A song rescued from cassette imagining the changes that the internet will bring.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 6:50 PM on November 10, 2008 (8 comments)

Mansion on a Hill (v.3)

Here's a first crack at adding a little gospel organ.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 2:56 PM on August 26, 2008 (4 comments)

Jefferson's Clockwork

Lost chapters in American history, episode one: a rivalry between two founding fathers takes a shocking and scandalous turn.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:41 AM on August 24, 2008 (10 comments)

the microphone hears it

modular, snap-tite interlock pop. A song about recording alone.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:05 PM on August 22, 2008 (10 comments)

My Jude

An arrangement of a great poem by headspace.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 5:09 PM on August 7, 2008 (8 comments)

Kitten (in my robot purse)

My submission to the spy challenge.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 10:03 PM on July 26, 2008 (12 comments)

breaking the rules

I added a guitar accompaniment to By The Grace of God's gorgeous a cappella country waltz.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:15 PM on June 16, 2008 (11 comments)

Rock n' roll song (about rock n' roll)

I was inspired by Cortex's argument here that "songs that explicitly talk about how great rock and roll are rarely rock."
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 4:47 PM on May 15, 2008 (8 comments)

Muster

A song from a promising project called Lek that ended up short-lived as we found ourselves living far away from each other. Lyrics and melody by the same friend K who sang the Bjork cover that I posted a while ago. The music is by the rest of us.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 12:19 PM on April 26, 2008 (5 comments)

noodling

More 12-string fingerstyle. This time the tuning is DADDAD.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 8:25 PM on March 7, 2008 (2 comments)

Cheese Whiz

I have no idea why I decided to choose that name half a life ago. It is a 12-string fingerstyle barnburner played with pinky slide.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 4:34 AM on March 6, 2008 (10 comments)

sonic youth vs. john fahey

To rock or to pick? That seemed to be struggle that played out on this old cassette that I recently dug up and digitized. This is another 12-string fingerstyle tune in an alternate tuning (Cc Gg Cc gg gc ce). I played around with tuning the double-coursed strings to different notes.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 3:27 AM on March 5, 2008 (4 comments)

cgcgce

Another fingerstyle tune from the cassette time capsule. This one was recorded on a six-string with my friends backing me up on cello and percussion.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 1:10 AM on March 4, 2008 (5 comments)

I miss my old 12-string

A fingerpicking tune I four-tracked way back when (1990).
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:12 PM on March 2, 2008 (10 comments)

slinky

This is an experiment to see if I can create a drum machine beat that swings.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 2:04 PM on February 6, 2008 (2 comments)

Apache Plaza

Ode to a doomed shopping mall.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 2:09 PM on January 27, 2008 (7 comments)

Dr. L'Amour

A friend of mine had a terrible crush on her podiatrist, so I wrote a song about it.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 11:19 AM on January 19, 2008 (13 comments)

holden/elie

A requiem for the post to end all posts
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:30 PM on January 7, 2008 (25 comments)

Seres Humanos

A cover of 'Human Behavior' by Bjork sung in Portuguese.
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:07 PM on December 16, 2007 (9 comments)

We All Live (What's the deal remix #2)

Divabat's singing debut
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 7:04 PM on November 24, 2007 (7 comments)

Isabel

A song to convince a dog
posted to MeFi Music by umbú at 9:09 PM on November 20, 2007 (5 comments)

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