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A bit of a production experiment; rather than use a click track + programmed drums, I used a click-free guitar track as the bed, and layered performed keyboard drums on top. A slightly trickier process but thought it would result in more authentic feel/better pocket etc. An instrumental demo track based off Milton Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela". Recorded in the fall of 2015 in Rosebud, AB.
Another older one... hoping to get some new stuff finished soon but here is a fun track in the meantime!
A very silly track from my high school days. Circa 2004.
A simple dance track
From the Prehistoric EP (2008)!
For Lahore, Brussels, and my friend Meghan
A fist-pumper for the Friday drive home!
Borrowed the melody riff (and title, I guess) from this Raccoons classic.
A fave jam of the Twitter Band gang
No drum beat or melody. Just some interlocking synth arps. For the Sunday crowd.
This year's blossom jam, out by coincidence a year after the 1st one almost to the day. Happy blossom season to all the Victorians!
The Sequel to Robot Bambi I
one for the tots
another short-form pop demo w/vox.... struggling to get the lyrics, 2nd verse and overall phrasing ironed out, so wanted to crank out the demo at least so I can move onto something else for a while.
wearin all your wearable tech
2-minute jangly guitar pop song with vocals.... and a little bit of synth!!!!!!
soundtrack for muted hippo vids on youtube
Just a snippet - haven't posted in a while so I thought I would throw something on to help me get the ball rolling again. Also my 100th MeMu post! Thanks to everyone on here for what continues to be a richly rewarding community to be part of. Here's to another hundred wacky tracks! #LetsGetSilly
The only song I have ever written & recorded start-to-finish while living on a boat. Thanks to the Carnival Imagination for having slack enough security that I was able to sneak onto the showband keyboard after-hours to record this (2006)
A structured improvisation for double bass, piano & tabla. Feat Kimberley Shepherd - piano, Kazuko Sato - tabla. Co-written with Kimberley Shepherd.
This is a wacky one. Skip to about the 3min mark for the really silly part.
They're bloomin' in Vic right now! Here's a quick AcGtr piece written/played while gazing out my kitchen window. Island chills, blossom thrills
I am improvising some chords at the piano and then my friends Paul and Boma show up
Track 6 from the Yabra EP, which you can stream and download for free here. Yabra is Patrick Staples (synth, vox, guitar, bass, programming) and myself. Guest vox by JiaJia Li. Enjoy the ride!
This is another sparse, experimental piece. A solo synth arpeggiator is cycled through a given set of notes and cut off at random before the next iteration off the cycle begins. Because of the simple chord progression & the patch's programming to produce an ostinato on the last-played note in the sequence, and because the sequence is always cut off at certain rhythmic intervals, a specific set of tones is isolated, creating a short, diatonic tone row. The separation between iterations was randomized to create space and add interest.
At 2:36 I quote a song that my parents always used to play growing up. I think it is a Tears for Fears song but I'm not sure. If anyone could ID this song for me I would be really grateful, it's an awesome song but I have no idea where to find it, I haven't heard it in years. Bit of a guitar feature on this one Cheers CA
Another arp-based minimalist bedroom-pop nostalgia caprice
A long-form minimalist sketch. Just some nice chords over a nice synth & lots of reverb, looped for a long time. A chance to enjoy the wonderful sparkly sound of the DX10 without other instruments getting in the way. Good for reading/studying.
The ship of dreams.
For all the fellow canucks. Double bass solo
3 minutes of fun
Why not indeed
get shocked by data
200 BPM or so
demo - original project file lost. Like this one though
Some morning hammond noodles
Real-instrument version of previous post
A collaboration between myself and my old friend Walt Fleming (either formerly or currently the keyboardist of Calgary Pirate-Metal band Verbal Deception). Original MIDI composed by me & sent to Walt, who assigned synth sounds and somehow found the perfect formula of riffs, beeps & boops to layer on top. An artifact from our high-school days when we had a side project together called the Math Rangers. Walt was one of those strange, crazy, self-taught musical geniuses whose work inexplicably ends up dwelling in obscurity. I thought that this track, at the very least, should be heard.
William is 4 years old and a big fan of synthy dance-pop. His parents are so cool that they commissioned a song for his birthday today! Happy birthday William! Let's count to 4!
A synthy Mother's Day to all!
I think this is the first song I've posted with a guitar solo not done by Dagosto.
Featuring friends the Kovich String Quartet. I'm on double bass (video here)
A male-vox take on an old classic. "Safety and danger are threaded through the song, via both a thoughtful lyric and a compulsive cello-driven melody. Even more startling, but hardly surprising, is the ease with which Bush was able to capture the moment when a child first realizes that adults are fallible." - Amy Hanson