Posts Tagged ‘marimba’

18 sandsalt

by on Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Eric Balint -18 sandsalt

sandsaltthis song features my first guest: my friend David Oliver. he came by and i hadn’t done anything yet today and he is a badass musician and i said come on. i started beating on this scale i had been messing around with on the marimba, and he started playing some super lush organ chords, and we just kind of laid it down and didn’t think about it too much. then i grabbed a drum and he grabbed my guitar, we both did another track, and there you have it.

instruments:
guitar: yamaha hollowbody electric
organ: hammond
marimba: musser
ceramic handrum

12 capuchin

by on Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Eric Balint - 12 capuchin

this is my first instrumental piece. South Korea Buddha Birthday
it’s called capuchin.
capuchin can refer to a type of monk, or a type of monkey.

it’s probably the most fun i’ve had recording so far.

instruments:
concertina: stagi
marimba: musser
banjo: michael row’s austin
drums

10 161

by on Friday, October 16th, 2009

Eric Balint - 10 161

canon161i didn’t have a chance to get to today’s song until about 10:30pm…at all…nothing written or planned or anything.
needless to say its pretty bare bones.
there is, however, a nice little mallet interlude towards the end.
this song is about something that happened this morning.
it happened at 161 bpm.

instruments:
guitar: yamaha acoustic
marimba: musser
xylophone
vocals

lyrics:
i’ve just gotten back from the moon
i’ve fended off lions with chairs
i’ve circled the globe in balloons
i’ve walked on my hands down the stairs
beside pyramids i have knelt
i’ve swam the whole of the sea
but never have i felt
like when you said hello to me

05 last words

by on Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Eric Balint - 05 last words

the music and melody of this song were starting to develop, but i was struggling to decide where i wanted to go with the lyrics. then i randomly came up with the idea to quote people’s last words and see if i could make them fit into the melody i had in mind. there are a couple of moments of unusual cadence, but mostly i like what i was able to find and work with.
i have credited everyone who’s words i used, but, i don’t really have permission to use any of them.
don’t tell. ok?

the short intro to this song is the first time i have featured the marimba. but i assure you, dear a song each day listeners, it will not be the last.

instruments:
guitar: yamaha acoustic
bass: beat ass harmony
marimba: 1950’s musser
drums
xylophone
vocals x’s 2

lyrics:
Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead
I can’t sleep.
~~ James M. Barrie
Josephine…
~~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Don’t you dare ask God to help me.
~~ Joan Crawford
I must go in, the fog is rising.
~~ Emily Dickinson
I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.
~~ Richard Feynman
God will pardon me, that’s his line of work.
~~ Heinrich Heine
I don’t want to go home in the dark.
~~ O. Henry (William Sidney Porter)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
~~ Elizabeth I
It is very beautiful over there.
~~ Thomas Alva Edison
Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.
~~ Walter De La Mare
God bless… God damn.
~~ James Thurbe
I am ready.
~~ Woodrow Wilson
Nothing matters. Nothing matters.
~~ Louis B. Maye
It’s all been very interesting.
~~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?
~~ Jessica Dubroff
Get my swan costume ready.
~~ Anna Pavlova
I am not the least afraid to die.
~~ Charles Darwin
Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight.
~~ Lord George Byron