another new song done! it's called "medication." i'm pleased with how this one came out. there is a parental advisory label on this track though.
i'd also like to recommend that everyone in the bay area go out and see colma: the musical this weekend at the embarcadero theater, which is where we'll be tonight. it's a film musical like no other with a batch of immediately catchy indie pop tunes and a lot of great comedy. the screenplay and music were written by our friend h.p. so we saw it once before. my only criticism was that it was dragging a little near the end...and now the theatrical version is a new edit with 15 minutes excised. it's getting excellent reviews too:
hey kids, i finally finished my first legitimate pop song since graduation. it's called stamps & matchbooks. i've only got two weeks left before i start work so i hope the next songs get done a little faster!
i've made a little bit of progress with the music recording in the past few days. last night jef and i met up to play around with doing some computer-based music. we installed a bunch of software and figured out how to wirelessly sync our machines so that we could "compose" music (a.k.a. make a lot of noise) but still have it loop and play in time between machines. i'm becoming more and more interested in the untapped possibilities of electronic music, including experimenting with new interfaces and virtual synthesizers. on the opposite end of the spectrum, yesterday morning i also recorded some of the acoustic guitar instrumentals i've been coming up with over the past few years:
if anyone listens to these and would like to suggest more interesting titles for these "songs," let me know. all of these were recorded live in a single take with no overdubs and minimumal sonic manipulation. i'd love to hear them remixed with additional electronic sounds or cut up or made into random sound art. for this purpose i'm also making the larger, uncompressed sound files available. feel free to download them and make whatever you want. all were recorded with a click track to the best of my ability (e.g., they're not perfectly in time) and the bpm for the track is tagged in each file.