Tag Archives: one-off

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.

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.

Mr Brightside by andysouthrop

Mr Brightside is an acoustic-ish relatively twee indie pop cover of the indie rock song by The Killers.

This is andysouthrop’s only posted song, and his only comments are on the thread for the song.

Passing You By by p3t3

Passing You By is a mellow instrumental electronica song, with layers of skittering percussion, whistling synths, and mellow synths. It’s pretty and soothing.

Love of Luxury (Lake Heartbeat’s Lake Luxury Remix) by setanor

Love of Luxury (Lake Heartbeat’s Lake Luxury Remix) is a sexy dance song, with beautiful layers and textures. I love its atmosphere.

Whispers by Mz_Jai

Whispers is a goth-industrial / techno song – a dance song with lyrics that are not entirely safe for work.

This is Mz_Jai’s only song to date. Check her profile; her website’s a link to her band’s website, with more music there.

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version) by rangefinder 1.4

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version) is an acoustic and folk cover of a song from cortex. It’s sort of pretty, and slow, not downbeat exactly, but enjoying a rainy day.

Supersonic (Remix) by darainwa

Supersonic (Remix) is a house remix of the 1999 Jamiroquai song, with lots of disco and bursts of horns and bits of acid house.

This is the only song darainwa’s posted.

Administrative Professionals’ Day by blapst

Administrative Professionals’ Day is, well, a hot dance jam for administrative professionals. It’s humorous and also decent dance music.

This is the only song blapst has posted, and they’ve been inactive for a couple of years now.

Slo by sloe

Slo is mostly an ambient, quiet track with guitars – but, it includes some shoegazer-ish guitars in the background.

This is the only song sloe has posted to Mefi Music.

Runnin’ With The Songsmith by mrzarquon

There’s a story behind Runnin’ With The Songsmith. Microsoft released Songsmith, software that would take vocals and make up backing music, with frequently unintentionally hilarious results. mrzarquon put it together with the lead vocals from Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil.” The result is amazingly shambolic and hilarious, though it bears little relation to what humans refer to as “music.” It received attention from outside the site, like from Gizmodo, Stereogum, and the New York Times.

The sliding whistle gets me every time.

Chain Link Leather by DWRoelands

Chain Link Leather is very mellow, mostly ambient, and instrumental but for a couple of spoken samples.

This is the only song DWRoelands has posted on Metafilter Music to date.

No Name #2 by oceanview

No Name #2 is sort of a lofi demo of an indie folk song. It has only oceanview’s voice and her guitar playing, and it’s quite lovely.

It’s the only song she’s posted to Mefi Music so far.

Threnody by aldus_manutius

Threnody is an atmospheric & dreamy piece, mostly driven by one guitar with reverb.

Wichita Lineman by bhnyc

Wichita Lineman is a sorta disco / electronica cover of the often-covered country / pop classic, originally written by Jimmy Webb for Glen Campbell.

I’m not too fond of the computerized vocals here, but I really love everything else about it.

Don’t Rely on the Radio by 6am

Don’t Rely on the Radio is a spare garage rock song. I agree with the message, & if you’re listening to this podcast, you probably do too. :)

This is 6am’s only posted track to Metafilter, but he has a Myspace page.

In Piles/On File by 2or3whiskeysodas

In Piles/On File is a fun & bouncy sorta surf rock tune. It’s 2or3whiskeysodas’s only posted track to date.

Clab (Vote For Chope 2008) by _aa_

Clab (Vote For Chope 2008) is a sort of hypnotic, intricate, and noodly electronica song. It was made on a PalmOS device, & released under Creative Commons, for sharing & remixing – the tiny source file is still available.

It’s _aa_’s only posted song.

Fantastische Farben by hellphish

Fantastische Farben is a chiptune song, with instruments from an emulated Commodore 64. It starts simple, but gets rolling a minute in. I like the repeated builds.

So far, this is the only song hellphish has posted.

Three Miles Away… by [son] QUAALUDE

Three Miles Away… is a rock song, with a female singer rocking the soul vibe. The band’s Fugitive Kind, & this is the only song [son] QUAALUDE has posted to Mefi Music, though they posted a (BitTorrent) album release to Projects.

I Will Make You Understand by eafarris

I Will Make You Understand is a laid-back electronica track, with a swell organ in the background.

It’s eafarris’s only Mefi music contribution to date.

all rhodes lead to roam by Zampa

all rhodes lead to roam is a glitchy downtempo electronica song. It’s Zampa’s only Mefi song posted to date.

Yellow Test 1 by cmicali

Yellow Test 1 is some groovy house techno. My only problem with it is that it’s too short – only 3:19, with an abrupt ending!

Ghost by krisken

Ghost is a nice alternative song, with a music box and pulsing and droning guitars and synths.

This is the only song so far that krisken posted to Mefi.

The sky was filled with rainbows by Xelf

The sky was filled with rainbows is a gentle, atmospheric song, primarily synth-based. It’s soothing, with a build.

Arabesque by epimorph

Arabesque reminds me of going to the Castro Theatre, where David Hegarty plays the organ before and between shows. Using intermission music to mark the start of the weekend seems fitting.

Plate of Beans by rhizome23

Plate of Beans is a dark, glitchy piece of electronica.

ripples by advil

ripples has synths that remind me of a Vangelis soundtrack. It starts with calm synths, builds a nice momentum, then mellows out again.

That wraps up the coverage from the first Music Challenge.

Storm by MvE

Storm is a quiet instrumental piece, set during a rainstorm in the desert.

While the Gittin’ is Good by mccreath

While the Gittin’ is Good is surf rock, with the guitar thrown through a punkish distortion pedal.

Ten Thousand Waves by ldandersen

Ten Thousand Waves is an atmospheric electronica song.

Dreaming of the Sitar by lancer1966

Dreaming of the Sitar uses a flute, piano, & sitar to make a simple, pretty composition.

Tsunami by jlowen

Tsunami is a disorderly, drunken, & catchy song including a banjo, a cheesy synth, an accordion, and a kazoo.

Locutus by spock

Locutus is spacy, rockish techno. I like how the username & the song title go together.

Quantum Mechanics by kindall

Quantum Mechanics is instrumental electronica that builds up a nice momentum.

L’estate esiste by calvin64

L’estate esiste is a catchy, light, poppy summer song. It’s in Italian.

Ocean by wheat

Ocean is a mellow song.