Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Bunny by ageispolis

Happy Bunny is a fun dance song, with a few layers – a staccato synthetic gamelan, a cosmic boing, and other synths galore. I like its metronomic rhythm.

Airy by dunkadunc

Airy is an instrumental synthpop song, with cold and somewhat piercing synths.

Lean Back by dunkadunc

Lean Back is a lovely, dreamy, layered and instrumental track, with fuzzy synths.

Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom by cortex

Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom is a dumb, fun, and short punk rock song. Oh, and it’s catchy, too.

The title’s inspired by a weird news item.

Nightlights by dunkadunc

Nightlights is a sorta synth poppy song. It reminds me of the soundtrack to Drive, with colder synths.

Edit: This is weird: this song isn’t showing up in iTunes for me. I’ll try to dig into the problem later!

Edit: It’s working now.

Bad Romance by ZsigE

Bad Romance is a one-man indie pop ukelele and synth cover of the Lady Gaga song, which I now recognize prefigures a couple of elements of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video – namely, some nudity and the crying close-ups. Is this a stretch? Sure it is, but I felt like linking the Chatroulette version of the video. It’s like an early Christmas gift!

A Nighttime Song by malocchio

A Nighttime Song is a dreamy pop song, with a bit of a dark side to it. The background “pipe organ” makes me think of a carousel in a nightmare.

It’s malocchio’s first time on the podcast, with their first song!

Republic by Cantdosleepy

Republic is a charming, weightless, and wordless electronic piece.

This is Cantdosleepy’s first posted song, and also song #750 on the podcast!

No No No (The Ballad of Gina and Bobby) by uncleozzy

No No No (The Ballad of Gina and Bobby) is a fun punk rock song. I love the guitars!

(Nothing But) Flowers by askmeaboutLOOM

(Nothing But) Flowers is a relatively straight cover of the Talking Heads tune, with nice world music instrumentation. It’s about, well, someone who finds themselves in a bucolic and pastoral setting, and misses technology. “If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawnmower.”

Today by willc

Today is a goofy little, slightly disjointed, sorta-college rock song, with absurdist (and not entirely work-safe) lyrics, and music including a ukelele and drum machine. And, I think, a bass guitar groove.

It’s willc’s first time on the podcast, with the latest song he’s posted.

bitquake 2 by loquacious

bitquake 2 is a lofi electronic song, with rumbly bass and glitch sounds and a nice instrumental flow. Ooh, and metronomic pacing, which I’m pretty fond of.

Caerse Muerto (cyan mix) by sleepy pete

Caerse Muerto (cyan mix) is like a world music soundtrack to an action movie, with much asskicking. It has throat singing, stabbing strings, drums, and a lush and layered atmosphere with other fun instruments.
“Caerse Muerto” means “drop dead.”

womankind by edlundart

womankind is a slow and sincere ballad to the awesomeness of women. It’s acoustic; melodica, piano, and the lap steel that I love.

HighSchoolSweethearts by CarrotAdventure

HighSchoolSweethearts is a happy bouncy synthpop song.

Follow Alexandria by multivalent

Follow Alexandria is a cool and acoustic “indie folk” song, with guitar and ukelele. This band hails from Glasgow.

Cold Dip by Corduroy

Cold Dip is a cool folksy acoustic song, with harmonizing. I find it pleasantly relaxing.

You Can’t Ignore My Techno by COBRA!

You Can’t Ignore My Techno is a chill electronic song, with accents of noisy guitar and that sort of steel-guitar-in-the-desert feel. It’s laid-back, happily noodling along.

Honesty by azarbayejani

Honesty is a minimalistic electronic track – semi-ambient, as it has rhythms, but it’s instrumental and relaxing. It’s good background music.

Outta Here by unSane

Outta Here is an indie rock / garage rock kiss-off tune.

Trampoline by chillmost

Trampoline is an acoustic ballad. I love the sound of the guitar here – it sounds like a steel guitar, with the reverb that makes me think of the desert.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by unSane

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is a more uptempo cover of the song popularized by Roberta Flack, recently covered here by NemesisVex. The uptempo is more like the real first version – like The Kingston Trio, or Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary. Although this is more uptempo, it’s still folk, with an acoustic guitar.