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Reckoner (Sparkletone Bmore Slow Dance Remix)

It's kind of Bmore, but is way too slow and pretty, hence the name.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 8:40 PM on September 25, 2008

No Questions

Track 10 of 10 from my RPM entry. The vocal melody during the verse-ish bits is maybe a little too simple, but the whole song for me is kinda justified by the breakdown, which is the best I think I've ever gotten my voice to sound when recorded.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 7:11 PM on March 13, 2008 (1 comment)

The Simple Truth

One of my two favorites from my RPM entry. I didn't have time to get a good vocal take, so it's a first take. It's not that weak though (the effects I would've put on it regardless).
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 10:44 PM on March 11, 2008 (1 comment)

You Will Soon Be Dead

A real song! I kind of like the way it floats on before that ... off, bottom-of-the-well creepy harmony thing at the end. I dunno. 8 of 10 from my RPM entry.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 9:40 PM on March 10, 2008

We're The Ones

In which I do a bad Liars impression. 7 of 10 from my RPM entry.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 7:00 PM on March 9, 2008 (2 comments)

Rolling

Track 6 of 10 from my RPM08 entry. I think of all the underdeveloped tracks, this one's my favorite. A bit more time/work and it could be quite the heavy hitter.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 4:01 AM on March 8, 2008

Wasting Time

Yet another track from my RPM challenge entry (5 of 10, as a matter of fact). Named rather literally, as this song isn't terribly developed and was kept around simply because it filled up some space.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 2:18 AM on March 7, 2008

You Were Not Built To Last

As much of an experiment in Wacky Vocal Effects as it is a proper song, from my point of view. I like the end bit with the keyboard part and the strange cycling. I'm surprised at how many people I've shown my RPM challenge entry to really like this one (It's one of the underdeveloped ones, as far as I'm concerned).
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 12:42 AM on March 6, 2008 (2 comments)

Footsteps

Third track from RPM08 thing.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 11:10 PM on March 4, 2008

KILLMDSLKTR

Second track from my RPM08 entry, and the first proper song. I find it kind of humorous and rather like the beat (and some, but not all of the heavy vocal processing). I couldn't quite get the chorus right but the creepy-processed-whisper-thing is a not-so-bad substitute.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 8:19 PM on March 3, 2008 (1 comment)

A Race To The Ground

The first track from my entry for RPM08. Not much to say about it. Just a little 90-second mood-setter type thing.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 6:14 PM on March 1, 2008

Pull Up The People (Sparkletone Remix)

I needed to actually finish something, and finish it quickly, or risk my sanity. This is how I spent last night (and an hour or so tonight doing a final mixing pass).
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 9:49 PM on February 12, 2008

The Jackal

This song is not exactly new (it's only slightly younger than Forwards/Back), but I didn't properly finish recording it until tonight. The levels/panning in a couple places could maybe use a little more tweaking to help everything in the mix stand out, but it's correct enough for now.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 6:49 PM on March 14, 2007 (5 comments)

Breaking The Mecanique (SPRKLTNE mix)

In which I screw up that which was perfect just the way it was.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 1:59 PM on March 3, 2007 (2 comments)

Time In The Sun

Mostly instrumental. (I'd keep the repeated line, but replace the wordless vocal bit with some horns if I had access to any, and have them carry on through the rest of the song.) Much, much more guitar layering than I usually do. Strangely (?), I think my favorite parts of the song are skittering electronic bits of the drum track and the bass line.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 12:03 PM on March 1, 2007 (5 comments)

Emma Lane

Another laptop song. I'm not sure I like the vocal melody enough that it will will stick. I didn't really "write" it so much as I made it up on the spot several weeks ago at an open mic just after I'd finished the words (which I do like) and the backing track (which I also quite like). I get the feeling I'll get annoyed with it in six months and go back and make up another melody (which has happened several times before). It's the only song I know of about a thief who steals weather.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 11:27 AM on February 28, 2007 (8 comments)

What If God Wanted Pasta Sauce

I can't believe it never occured to me until tonight to post what is by far my most famousest song! This is not actually the recording I made back in August '05. This is a somewhat improved version that I made about a year ago. The improvements were really just redoing the vocals so they weren't as bad, and putting in the electric guitar part. It's funny-ha-ha.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 1:23 AM on February 27, 2007 (5 comments)

Forwards/Back

Beep beep beep. The main keyboard line in this song and much of the chord structure started life as a guitar part. This is the first thing I wrote that uses nothing but my laptop. I was watching it snow, and the basic idea(s) for the song just sort of ... popped in there.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 11:59 PM on February 25, 2007 (8 comments)

Burn Bright (Burn Out)

I think this is still probably the best thing I've written. It's arranged sparely. It's really not anything more than a more nicely-recorded version of the two-track sketch that I record immediately after finishing writing a song just to have a rough sketch of the structure and main vocal melody. I haven't got a more full recording, because... Well, every time I try to flesh out the song, I end up feeling like I've bludgeoned something delicate. I'll get it some day, but for now, I think it works best when played simply.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 7:16 PM on February 24, 2007 (5 comments)

Dissent

This arrangement still needs some embellishment, though I think it works okay as is. Probably one of my better vocal turns.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 2:24 PM on February 22, 2007 (3 comments)

Haunted Houses

The poltergeists that you can't see will come for you while you sleep.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 11:40 PM on February 20, 2007

Circling Wolves

The oldest song I've written that I'm still willing to play, think about, work on, etc., etc. It's also changed rather radically from its even shorter original form, and it's gone through a couple lyrical rewrites. It grew a beat about six months ago. I think this is probably the final form structurally and lyrically, but I'd probably work on it more if I thought I could improve the sound quality significantly.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 6:08 PM on February 19, 2007 (2 comments)

Cancer Patient

Mmm, 6/8 time... The vocal's less questionable than the other songs I've posted, but it is quite raspy in places because I ended up doing it in a couple takes after already having spent an hour two whipping the screamy bits of M.A.D. into shape, so my voice was a bit shot.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 2:37 PM on February 18, 2007 (4 comments)

BASSFIGHT: Commemorative Remix Edition

In which I show blatant disregard for the copyrights of snsranch and nonmyopicdave.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 2:26 PM on February 17, 2007 (5 comments)

M.A.D.

WE CAN DO THE MUTUALLY-ASSURED DESTRUCTION
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 2:08 PM on February 16, 2007 (4 comments)

Invocation

A long time ago, this song used to have words. They were super lame. Now it makes for a good guitar freak out. The drums were the first thing I ever made in Ableton Live. Doing the tempo changes at the end in Live was a pain (but I still love you, Live!). I think the drums sound a bit stiff and robotic (in a bad way), but it's still about the best I can do with real drum sounds. The vocal's a bit dodgy, but is Good Enough For Now.
posted to MeFi Music by sparkletone at 4:55 AM on February 15, 2007 (7 comments)

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