March 6th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
It’s… VOC #6! This week’s track is entitled Fraktal Suite Part 1 and was submitted by Stephane Jose who says:
The project is called “Fraktal Musik and other 2-bits pieces”. It consists of the Fraktal Suite (a piece in 5 parts) and a collection of various computer generated and assisted music I have done over the last couple of years. Maybe KUR readers comments will encourage me to finish the work and actually do something with it. Who knows?
As always, your comments are more than welcome. Have a listen:
Note: Stephane opted to offer this track as streaming audio only.
February 27th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
Another Tuesday, another VOC! Pierre Vervloesem is quite a wellknown name in the Belgian alternative music scene. I first got acquainted with his music via X-Legged Sally, and later Flat Earth Society, two bands he was/is a member of. Pierre also produced Worst Case Scenario, debut album of the now famous band dEUS. Anyway! Here’s his contribution, entitled Burba Bubba. Pierre says:
It’ s a one take midi guitar impro that I arranged to death so I look like a brilliant composer.
Well that worked out perfectly if you ask me! Have a listen:
February 20th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
It’s time for another Voice Of Cheese! This week’s contribution comes to us from Michael Pabst and his band The Research Institute. The track, entitled 4 12 93 was composed by Michael and features him on bass. Quite Zappaesque if you ask me… Have a listen:
February 17th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
Cool! Duncan, wiki contributor and KUR-reader has produced a jingle for The Voice Of Cheese with the aid of the, um, VX-323. Be sure not to miss the second ditty which if you ask me, is itself a perfect fit for the VOC. Anyway, here’s that jingle for you:
February 13th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
On to the third Voice of Cheese! This one comes to us from John “Squid Decor” Russell. He says:
This is an instrumental which started on the bass. The bass has a perpetual repeat going. So In the spirit of Adrian Belew, I sort of build on this foundation.. adding notes to it. I layer a tasteful guitar melody over the top. It has a pedestrian beat to it. Very easy going… and reminds me of Fleetwood Mac’s Albatros song.
February 6th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
Welcome to VOC’s second installment — brought to you by SOFA and his No Rehearsal Band! The track SOFA decided to send in is a rendition of “Down In The Boondocks”. This one couldn’t be farther away musically from our first guest appearance — yet the Conceptual Continuity remains obvious – if only for the delightful doo-wop slash barbershop influences. SOFA says:
This song by Joe South has always been a favorite of mine. I remember the version by Billy Joe Royale as a kid. Then Ry Cooder redid it for an album in the early 80′s; my brother and I included it in our duo act at the time. When we whipped it out one night at an early NRB gig [Jan 27, '07 - ed.], it just fell into place, right down to the acapella ending. It’s still one of our best numbers, and often our opening song for an evening.
Click the arrow to have a listen:
Like it? Download it. Note: I am aware that this is a copyrighted cover. If any interested parties object, please just drop a note and I’ll remove the download link.
Sidenote: submissions keep coming in — and every single one of them will, in time, be featured here in accordance with The Queue. Want to be part of The Voice Of Cheese? Read The Manual. :)
January 30th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
It’s a joyous day here at KUR as we kick off our Voice Of Cheese series! The first contribution comes from Joe Cronin. Joe says:
It’s pretty strange but seems to have a circular sort of logic about it… I am a Big Zappa fanatic. Have known Scott Thunes for 25 years. He was a roomate of mine a million years ago — long story… Now he is a neighbor, here in San Rafael Cal.
The track is called “PLINK”. Click the arrow to have a listen:
January 27th, 2007 • posted by Barry's Imaginary Publisher
Now then: about that poll. At this time of writing, out of 257 voters, 39% (a nominal 99 votes) declared they not only play music, but have recorded some of it as well.
The plan, as obvious as it must have probably been, is to showcase a KUR reader’s recording, say once per week. I would host your track, have the commenting masses do their thing, and we’d hopefully find some gems in the process here and there. To be clear: your tune needn’t be Zappa-esque or avant-garde or something like that. Anything goes — from hillbilly country-music through Klezmer to high-brow electronic music.
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