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In A Gadda Sharona

This one’s a bit of fun. Starts out sounding like a slightly adrenalized PBS documentary theme song, eventually sliding into the title mashup. There’s a Frank Zappa song called “In A Gadda Stravinsky” which mashes up Rite of Spring with the Iron Butterfly classic, more cleverly than anyone could hope to do anything. But that’s […]

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Erik Satie – Gymnopedie 1

Black like my mood, like my soul. Like Henri Le Chat Noir.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/WKCVIgigrEk

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Intruderbiko

New song! This one, as the title suggests, features the recurring rhythmic patterns from the first and last songs (Intruder and Biko) on Peter Gabriel’s third untitled (face-melty) solo album. I used those drum patterns (played, not sampled), four bars of one, four bars of the other, lather rinse repeat, and added some other stuff […]

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Seven

First song of 2016, for your listening or (odds are) ignoring pleasure. It’s called Seven because eight is boring. This is another from my 2004 archives. I’ve been poking at this one for weeks, looking for new ways to approach it, but in the end I made only very minor changes. I quite like this […]

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Tubular 2015

Not so much a cover of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, but rather some new tapestries draped around the original signature piano riff (which riff I have flipped front-to-back, kind of, just to be contrary). This is my third version of this, using mostly the same performance data. First there was a perfectly good version […]

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Don’t Step On The Glass

Here’s a brand new song I just finished. It starts and ends with the sound of a wet finger on the rim of a wine glass. A persistent if subtly ambiguous rhythmic pattern carries it along. Authentic mellotron makes an appearance here and there, giving the whole thing a vaguely King Crimsony vibe (overall sounding […]

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Afternoon of a Fondue

Sorry for the “cheesy” title, a reference to Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun which my piece in no way resembles, but which still came to mind for some reason when trying to think of a name. Something a little more peaceful, and a couple of centuries more retro, than my usual fare.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/abv_-F38yHw

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Industry

Once again, here is a song from 2004, redone in 2015 with fresh ears.

The background video is from the famous 1902 short “A Trip to the Moon“.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gTgJmv6XLQ8

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Elf

Here’s a new version of a song originally from 2004. The background video is archival footage of a Chevy assembly line in Flint MI, circa 1936.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/KpC2dOwX1hM

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Glossolalia

Here’s a fun new song that features somebody “talking in tongues” (hence the title) as a kind of voice-over or voice-under, here and there. Some of the voice clips are forwards, some are in reverse. It’s hard to tell sometimes. I may use these clips again, they amuse me.

The source for the glossolalia was found […]

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