This week's song is highly influenced by Radiohead. I've been a pretty big fan of theirs ever since OK Computer came out. To be more specific, I would say the song, Videotape was a big inspiration for the sound and feel of this song. I tried a few new things: 2 harmonizing ebow guitar tracks (recorded direct, without an amp), a "choir" of harmony vocals (at one point there are 8 vocal tracks), and a "blippy-sounding" techno beat I created by playing each part on the keyboard, looping it, and layering effects on top. I'm really pleased with the results. I think it's my favorite song of the series so far. Hope you enjoy it!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
This week's tune is a sad song influenced by David Bazan (AKA Pedro the Lion). I wrote this late one night when I was contemplating whether or not I should try to keep making music. People always say "follow your dreams" but what if following your dreams means you'll be broke for the rest of your life? I think ultimately, I concluded to just make music for music's sake and not worry so much about the outcome... and here we are. What do you think?
Monday, February 13, 2012
This one is an oldie written back in high school (around 2000). This is one of my first attempts at country influenced folk rock. I think the inspiration lies somewhere between Travis and Bob Dylan. I think I'd like to add drums, bass, and an organ. What do you think?
Monday, February 6, 2012
This week's song was inspired by one my new favorite bands, Beach House. There latest album, Teen Dream, is excellent! I highly recommend it. What do you think of the sound of this song? Is it too far away from the sound of my other songs? Would a more sparse approach better suite this song?