Monthly Archives: September 2013

14 Candles by Jon-A-Thon

14 Candles is a lovely, slow, and lush acoustic pop song, and I love the vocals and the piano.

Fuck You You Fucking Fuck by Astro Zombie

Fuck You You Fucking Fuck is a very sweary song – lofi punk rock, with shouted vocals and, unusually, ukeleles.

I love how different it is from yesterday’s song.

mermaid by peterkins

mermaid is a lovely and sedate jazz song. Picture seeing a chanteuse in a lounge.

Cendricero by micayetoca

Cendricero is a lovely and mellow Caribbean-flavored tune, with unusual stringed instruments. It’s one of the rare non-English songs to appear here.

Live Life by InfidelZombie

Live Life is a cover of the Kinks song – it’s just a fun lofi and NSFW rock song.

gallion’s reach by peterkins

gallion’s reach is a dreamy and sedate bit of ambient electronica.

Alone by dunkadunc

Alone is an upbeat instrumental synthpop song, with a kinda clubfooted beat and keyboards with a flexible pitch – which is portamento, the word of the day!

for j by peterkins

for j is a quieter piece; it’s mainly a lap steel guitar, with delay and reverb. It’s meditative and atmospheric.

Eggys or Eyren? by malthas

Eggys or Eyren? is a kind of metronomic song, seemingly driven by clockwork and repeating loops. I like the drum machine, and the looping keyboards. It’s hypnotic and soothing.

Axel F cover sorta by Greynaab

Axel F cover sorta is more of a remix of the theme to Beverly Hills Cop, by Harold Faltermeyer, full of staccato keyboard playing. It’s an upbeat and bouncy synthpop song.

Rewrite by cortex

Rewrite is a plucky musically-upbeat rock song, with banjo and guitars. Lyrically, it’s a big dislodged chunk of post-breakup catharsis.

It’s from cortex’s “record an album in a month” challenge, which produced Inchoatery, which has gotten some play here.

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear by davejay

Robot Ninja Zombie Bear imitates the sound of a 1960s novelty song – special effects samples, kazoos, and harmonizing background vocals. It sounds like a theme song, and it’s got a surf rock rhythm section.

Six is where you take the three and make it two times by ORthey

Six is where you take the three and make it two times is a charming and goofy take on the multiplication table, as part of a Music Challenge. The lyrics are silly! The singing is a bit sad.

Ode on an Irish Pub by uncleozzy

Ode on an Irish Pub is a medley of folk songs, done as boisterous drinking songs: “The Wild Rover,” “Black Velvet Band,” and “Molly Malone.”

Cover Me by Jon-A-Thon

Cover Me is a lush alt-rock song, with guitars suitable for a spaghetti Western, and bits of falsetto singing.

Artificial Sky by chaff

Artificial Sky is an alt-rock song. I like the keyboard and the supporting horns.

This is chaff’s only posted song.

graffiti song by es_de_bah

graffiti song is a loungey laidback jazz bit with lyrics that seem jazzy in their stream of consciousness. I like the kazoo.

up all night by dunkadunc

up all night is a dreamy synthpop song with a layer of stabbing synths.

Caminito verde by micayetoca

Caminito verde is a Spanish folk cover of a Alejo Durán song – though it sounds like acoustic guitar and harmonica, it’s really a requinto jarocho and a melodica.

Drunk Again by cortex

Drunk Again is a weightless indie pop tune, vibrophone and ukelele just floating along. It’s about the “feeling no pain” part of drinking and wallowing. It’s another track off his “make an album in a month” project, Inchoatery.

I Talk To Myself by Jon-A-Thon

I Talk To Myself is a bouncy pop song, a repurposed cell phone commercial soundtrack. So, lots of phone puns and references and audio filters. I like the “la la” bits.