Posts Tagged ‘Music’

African Disco, Funk, Etc. – XMas 2020

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Front and back cover images. Front is just the compilation title, back is the track list and a spikey rendition of Africa

Been meaning to share this for ages, but anyway, here’s a little compilation I made for Christmas pressies.

I wanted it to be more diverse, but turns out most of the stuff I like comes from Ghana and Nigeria.

SVGs for printing the cover are included. Tags might be fucked. I’ve been moving from Foobar2000 to Quod Libet, so the music library’s a bit of a mess at the moment.

Track list:

  1. Only You, Steve Monite
  2. Enjoy Your Life, Oby Onyioha
  3. You’re My Solution, Eric Kol
  4. Living Everyday, Tee Mac
  5. Sweeper Soul, Super Mambo 69
  6. Talking About Music, Nana Love
  7. Groove I Like, Veno
  8. We Can Move, Free Youth
  9. Disco Dancer, Kiki Gyan

Cunt

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Been sitting on this song for a year and a half, but just finished the video.

Sorry if you didn’t make the list!

Five songs I first heard in 2020 that I like a lot

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Eeny Meeny, HP Boyz
Platonic Planet, KOTO
Ashes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
You’re My Solution, Eric Kol
Talking About Music, Nana Love

m~u~s~u~c

Friday, July 31st, 2020

I forgot to mention that I salvaged what I could of my old music blog, after the Tumblr mistake, and put it up at musuc.ryliejamesthomas.net.

It’s using a blogging tool called TextPattern, which I’d never used before, but I like it a lot more than WordPress. Feels really simple, gotta get your hands in and customise it, nice and DIY. More work (and the reason I took so long to mention it is that I wanted to get it setup right), but not to hard to tailor it to what you want to use it for.

I’ve been thinking about tying it to a wiki—either its own or my regular one—so artists and songs would have pages with bits of other info.—or even making it entirely wiki-based. But happy enough with it as it is now.

Clean Up Efforts Underway

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I made a little piece of music for a film, and it’s currently up on Recess:

Clean Up Efforts Underway, by Erin Crouch, with text by Ainslee Meredith.


The music’s a cover of a song from an Ian Thorpe documentary. Making it was a nice little test of my fresh music-making setup. Nothing extravagant, just LMMS and a little MIDI keyboard, but it was nice to see it all working together, and to have an excuse to play with the software synths. People like to bang-on about the difficulty of making music in Linux, but I just ignored all that JACK stuff ’cause I wasn’t really relying on anything real-time. Hopefully I’ll have more music to post soon :)

CHAI

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Been mostly just listening to this one band for the last bunch of months (also Zombie-Chang and a bunch of different African disco and soul and funk, but—). Can’t remember where I heard of them, but I found フューチャー in my bookmarks and followed it round Youtube. I think I’d listened to it before and kinda dismissed it for being too cutesy, but hearing more of their stuff it made sense and the positivity and enthusiasm and the rhythm section really stuck in me.

Also I love this lyric:

Jellybeans, lollipop,
Chewing gum, ice cream,
Beef, gyoza, fish, oranges,
Everything yummy foods!

There are some real good live videos on YT too.

Here’re some Miis I made of the group:

Five songs I always have to listen to more than once

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Hot Rain – Edith Bliss
TV Eye – The Stooges
Security – Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons (cover of the Otis Redding song, via Thane Russal)
Modern Love – David Bowie
トキメキがいたくて – Chieri Ito

New website

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

I’ve redone my website: www.ryliejamesthomas.com www.ryliejamesthomas.net

Also taken everything off SoundCloud and chucked it on /music.html

Seven Guidonian hands, and one Guidonian foot

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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GUANBARE

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Film clip for GUANBARE, from Best of J-Pop.