SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Electronic Music.
Guitarist / singer / songwriter / producer (with a great love of percussion, winds, & electronics) looking for like-minded musicians. I have a wide variety of influences- all kinds of music from all over the world. Genres were made to be bent. Ideal project would walk the line between tight, polished songcraft and spontaneous improvs. I'm not a snob about playing covers- either faithfully or rearranged.
I've been a working songwriter for years, so I have a full catalog of songs ready to go (many albums worth- and all with definite parts & arrangements, but all the songs were written so that they can be RE-arranged to best suit the voice/talent of the individual players), but I'm just as interested in creating new songs from scratch with a group, as well as purely instrumental projects (acoustic, electronic or hybrid), particularly if they involve experimentation and/or improvisation.
You can hear examples of my current projects on my "Sound Cloud" profile.. The tracks are half pop-format (mainly 21st century rock genres, plus some hip-hop), and half electronic (downtempo, IDM, chillwave & ambient), with a couple of finely textured ethno / world music pieces and one live DJ set for extra flavor.
(sound-cloud) . com / user3772088
Listen to my avant-ambient-experimental side project here:
(sound cloud) . com / user5915854
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yokoeno . (band camp) . com /
Listen to a recent electro-organic project at:
. . com/ kungfurobotsactivate/
(we are a production team, essentially)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 28 2007
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Beatles, Einsturzende Neubauten, U2, Miles Davis, Jane's Addiction ('86-'91 only), the Orb, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holliday, Sonik Yooth, Soul Coughing, Sly & the Family Stone, John Cage, Steve Reich, Velvet Underground (w/ Cale & Nico), Henry Kaiser, Living Colour, Brian Eno, Ravi (& Anoushka) Shankar, Ornette Coleman, Grateful Dead, Miranda Sex Garden, the Legendary Pink Dots, Tear Garden, Rena Jones, AIR (French band), GUSH (French band), Cocteau Twins, the Cure, Sleep-Over, Vektroid, Ladytron, LCD Soundsystem, Stereolab, early Suede (aka 'the London Suede'), Crash Worship, Ministry, Charlie Parker, Critters Buggin', Medeski Martin & Wood, the Heliocentrics, Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, Flaming Lips, Savion Glover, Mazinga Phaser, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Cibo Matto, Cornershop, Drop Nineteens, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Pixies, David Bowie, Joy Division, Ruby / Lesley Rankine, tUnE-yArDs, Bikini Kill / Julie Ruin / Le Tigre, Bauhaus / Love & Rockets, the Smiths, Roxy Music, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Morphine, Nick Cave, Kurt Weill, Skip James, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Murmurs, Brite Futures (aka Natalie Portman's Shaved Head), the Stooges, Television, Talking Heads, the Waitresses, old INXS, MV Holscanner Exhibition, Ethyl Meatplow, the B-52s, Bruce Haack, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Os Mutantes, Hippo Campus, BØRNS ("I liked him before he was popular", LOL), old 311 ("Music" era). Modest Mouse, Ozomatli, Daft Punk, FSOL, Si Begg, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, O Yuki Conjugate, Gillian Welch, Burning Spear, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Augustus Pablo, Twilight Circus, Sub Oslo, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Dale, Ali Akbar Khan, Duke Ellington, Negativland, Skinny Puppy, Information Society, Afrika Bambaataa, Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, Kashmere Stage Band, Guru, Gil Scot-Heron, MC Solaar, Public Enemy, NWA, 4th25, War Party (Native American hip hop), Mos Def, the Roots, Dead Prez, Scarface, Kanye West, Howard Shore, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Babatunde Olatunji, Fela Kuti, Astor Piazzola, Ralph Stanley, Minh Tuyet, Kitaro, Geinoh Yamashiro, Soliman Gamil, Bustan Abraham, Vaarttina, Adi Newton, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, so so many more, but you get the idea. Everything (as long as it's good, sometimes even if it's not).
Old school R&B / Soul (e.g. Stax, Motown), ambient / environmental, avant garde, old school punk, no wave, postpunk, new wave, chillwave, NY street beat(!), 80s underground (the vibe-heavy new wave/psych/rock stuff you listen to late at night), old school hip-hop ('78-'83), new school hip-hop, Neo-Soul, 70s glam rock, classic jazz- big band, bebop, cool school, free jazz, & EARLY fusion (i.e. On the Corner, Bitches Brew), glitchtronica, found sound, Vedic chants, gnawa healing music, qu'ran recitations, hebrew cantors, catholic mass music, black gospel music, gamelan music of Bali & Java, surviving fragments of music from the ancient world (egypt/khemit, the "hurrian hymns", etc), pygmy chorus songs, bird songs, VLF radio recordings, the sound of subway trains, the sound of rain, the sound of the planets as they spiral through the infinity of space... SOUND. In all its myriad form and splendor.
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
- Electronic Music:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Bass Guitar:
I gots what I needs to make my noise.
Seriously though, I usually play a Les Paul w/ a Roland MIDI hookup & a Digitech multi-FX pedal board. I have an Ibanez AEG series acoustic gtr, electric bass (w/ both P&J pickups), doumbek (ceramic w/ goat skin head), Native American plains-style "spirit" flute, Tibetan singing bowl, assorted pawn shop synths (vintage Casios, Yamahas, Kawais, etc.), xylophone, various other hand drums, gongs, chimes, rattles, percussives & ethnic flutes (Indian, East Asian & South American). I also have a cura saz (a Persian-style Turkish lute variant), viola, baritone ukulele, didgeridoo, & a Korg Electribe rhythm synthesizer. I'm also running Ableton 9 (loaded w/ fun VSTs) with an APC20 & an analog-style MIDI controller keyboard (I'm currently working on integrating the guitar synth into that setup). UPDATE: After a decade of dreaming, I finally bought an original Ibanez Jet King JTK-1 with coil-split humbuckers (which actually turned out to be these amazing custom Seymour Duncans neither I nor the seller knew about), and the music is flowing out of it like a great sonic waterfall...
Royals (Bloodline Dyansties mix) [Lorde cover / remake] (demo mix)
Royals (Bloodline Dyansties mix) [Lorde cover / remake] (demo mix)This is my cover of Lorde's "Royals", partially re-writen to more accurately reflect the true nature of royalty and the pop culture matrix they hypnotize their peasants with.. LYRICS: ----------- I don't see the diamond, just the blood dripping from it From the workers in the mine - to the pawn shop You don't even think about my address, The dark side of town, No zip code envy But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room, We don't care, we're doing bigger things in our dreams. The propaganda's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your time piece. Gulfstream, Mega-yachts, panthers on a gold leash We don't care, we aren't caught up in your hall of mirrors. And we'll never be royals.. It don't run in our blood, We got a lux that's just for us You can't even catch this buzz. I can be my own ruler- I'm the only king of me And baby I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule A whole new reality. My friends and I we've cracked the codes. The secret alchemies of gold & the spirit world All the Bloodline Dynasties And the secrets told- mysteries unfolding But all your idols say is yolo, hashtag- kids, don't even try Paws up, monsters, get ready to die, They don't care, there's nothing real for them here. But every Royal's like Chateau Mouton, diamonds on your coke spoon. Outer space time shares, everybody goes soon. I don't care, I'm not caught up in your world of fear. And you think we're not royals.. Lowly little dirty bloods You know we got a lux that shines for us And it's in the light we trust. I can be my own ruler- Spiritual sovereignity Watch me rule -- This is true nobility Oooh ooooh ohhh We're bigger than you ever dreamed, and we're in love with being free. Oooooh ooooh ohhhhh life is game you know the end You know that we were born to win. you'll never see me as royal we don't have the same blood Still we got a lux that's just for us And it's in the light we trust. I can be my own ruler- I'm the only king of me And baby I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule A whole new reality.
Be Here Now (mix 2.1)
Be Here Now (mix 2.1)
With Your Mmm & Your Mmm You Can Mm-Mm (2.0 mix)
With Your Mmm & Your Mmm You Can Mm-Mm (2.0 mix)I got this line in my head & the only way to get it out was to make a song out of it, so here ya go...
Interim (mix 2.5) - Einsturzende Neubauten cover
Interim (mix 2.5) - Einsturzende Neubauten coverCover of the classic industrial song by Einsturzende Neubauten, stylistically updated for a post-rock, post-hip-hop milieu.
Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow (mix 3.1)
Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow (mix 3.1)Call it an existentialist take on your typical party anthem...
All Over Me (mix 3.0)
All Over Me (mix 3.0)Shoegaze/dreampop goodness. It was actually written for a female voice to sing, but alas- we work with what we have.
Smoke & Glass - Terry G. & Phil Ford (Phil Ford mix)
Smoke & Glass - Terry G. & Phil Ford (Phil Ford mix)Phil Ford's mix of the song. The original can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/user3772088/smoke-glass-terry-g-phil-ford Recorded in Spring 2012 Terry G. - synth strings, drum programming, engineering, mixing Phil Ford - guitar, guitar feedback, feedback "shaker", mixing Remix and remix drum re-programming - Phil Ford
Saddest Song (Morphine cover) [mix 3.0]
Saddest Song (Morphine cover) [mix 3.0]Just messing around. My cover of the Morphine classic from 1991. As long as these songs are still sung, the spirit of Mark Sandman will live on, so "do not go quietly unto your grave..." BTW- After listening, you may be saying to yourself "but Terry, you can't play saxophone". You're right- I can't. But the thing about it is, THAT'S NOT A SAXOPHONE. ;)
Space Jockey (mix 1.5)
Space Jockey (mix 1.5)New track, just messing around..
Kuala Lumpur (Broadkast & Terry G.) [mix 1.0]
Kuala Lumpur (Broadkast & Terry G.) [mix 1.0]Written in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur. Broadkast - bass, guitar, Jupiter synth Terry G - square wave organ, drum programming, post-production
The Moment (When Juice Turns To Wine) [demo sketch]
The Moment (When Juice Turns To Wine) [demo sketch]I got this line in my head and couldn't get it out, so I started singing it, trying to figure out what key it was in, what the chord progression was. After a few tries I gave up and just decided to record me vocalizing for a few minutes. Then I went back and separated the bits of singing which could work as an "instrumental" backing and looped them, letting the raw improv tape roll behind them. The bassline was the only usable thing from my instrumental attempts, but I went back after the fact and recorded the two synth bits you hear (played on my PC's QWERTY/typewriter keyboard). And even though it's rough and raggedy and there's only a dozen words in the song so far, it's totally hypnotic & I can't stop listening to it.
L.O.V.E. (mix 3.3a)
L.O.V.E. (mix 3.3a)New creation, still in the process of defining itself.
STAND UP (mix 1.75)
STAND UP (mix 1.75)Re-recorded version of a song from my second album ("Writing on the Wall of Sound", 2003). Still need to do more drum parts & re-record the vocals with updated lyrics, but this is basically it.
Uptown Local (mix 1.0)
Uptown Local (mix 1.0)Re-recorded version of a track off of my third album. I still need to record lead guitar & synth lines, but I like how it's coming together. The kooky vocal warmups in the intro are too awesome to lose..
Automata (demo mix 1.0)
Automata (demo mix 1.0)Assembly-type edit of a new work in progress built around a rhythmic, slowly evolving generative synth piece with a one-take guitar improvisation over it. Now that it's starting to take shape, I will re-record the guitar properly, add rhythmic variations, extra ear candy, etc.
Musique ConcreteJust because. :) Musicologists deserve LULZ, too.
EthnochronologyA journey around the world and into the beyond, crossing through the veil of reality to the other side- and while it's a half-hour journey by the clock, listeners will probably lose track of time entirely.
Kung-Fu Robotic Pool (Kung-Fu Robots /Matsumoto & Twunk)
Kung-Fu Robotic Pool (Kung-Fu Robots /Matsumoto & Twunk)All based around a one minute loop from Mr Jordo- aka Robot 01- Matsumoto & Twunk. Just the first attempt at an arrangement.. I want to do more cutting the scat vocals into patterns, more drum loops, & some additional synths, but I just figured why not put it up (that's part of what Soundcloud is for, right?). Later on, if Jordo remixes it, it will start to become a proper Kung-Fu Robots song...
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine (demo mix 3.0)
Come Josephine In My Flying Machine (demo mix 3.0)(Demo version of) My new cover of the century-old classic pop song (known to most these days as the song Rose sings in "Titanic"). I'd wanted to cover it for years now, but it was originally in 3/4 time, & it took me a while to notice that one could play it in a straight 4/4 beat without even altering the original melody.
Type (Living Colour cover) [v4.1 mix]
Type (Living Colour cover) [v4.1 mix]Synthcore / avant-laptop-rock / minimalist-digital-noise-punk cover of the 1990 metal-funk song by Living Colour.
The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (mix 1.0)
The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (mix 1.0)A mix-in-progress..
Tribal Improvisation (Terry G. & Phil Ford)
Tribal Improvisation (Terry G. & Phil Ford)Tribal improvisation by Phil Ford & Terry G. Drums, percussion & rattles: Phil Ford Native American flute & plastic bag: Terry G. Engineering, additional production & general sonic shamanics by Terry G.
Fort Worth Stomp (Funkytown F-Dub remix 5.0)
Fort Worth Stomp (Funkytown F-Dub remix 5.0)Work in progress- a rough edit of my remix of the western swing classic. Funkytown represent.
World Newz (Information Overload mix 4.0)
World Newz (Information Overload mix 4.0)World Newz, finally cut and polished as the multi-faceted gem it was originally conceived as rather than the eerie minimalist demo you hear in the other (previous) upload. Still tweaking the mix slightly, but this is basically finished.
Top Secret...Shhh - What Is Lost (RedRabbit/Soul76 remix)
Top Secret...Shhh - What Is Lost (RedRabbit/Soul76 remix)Remix of the song by Top Secret...Shhh
I Am Beautiful (v1.0)
I Am Beautiful (v1.0)You are beautiful.
Bad Day For the New World Order (mix 1.0)
Bad Day For the New World Order (mix 1.0)Visualize the future you would like to see. We are the ones we have been waiting for- if YOU don't change the world, who will? If you like this song, here's another one you may find amusing: http://soundcloud.com/user3772088/rich-man-all-in-the-family-mix/s-MJW1K
SufisticationShake your sistrum for me, baby. '-)
POWER (Terry G's Alchemical Transmutation mix) - Kanye West cover
POWER (Terry G's Alchemical Transmutation mix) - Kanye West coverRemix/cover of the song by Kanye West. I liked it, so I smooth took that sh*t. If you liked this one, you may enjoy these as well: http://soundcloud.com/user3772088/bad-day-for-the-new-world http://soundcloud.com/user3772088/rich-man-all-in-the-family-mix/s-MJW1K (secret track)
M0₦€¥ 1$ $€xxx¥ (Money Is Sexy) [working mix]
M0₦€¥ 1$ $€xxx¥ (Money Is Sexy) [working mix]Rough mix of the new single. Tentative album release in Winter 2012/3.
This Is Yo Dig (feat. Tracy Morgan)
This Is Yo Dig (feat. Tracy Morgan)See this? This is yo dig. Put it down here. And always bop- bop HARD!
So FashionDo YOU have what it takes to be America's Next Top Model? Mix 1.0 - "the Pattern"
Smoke & Glass (Terry G. & Phil Ford)
Smoke & Glass (Terry G. & Phil Ford)Terry G. & Phil Ford having a little fun. Can you handle what happens when we're Serious? Recorded in Spring 2012; produced & engineered by Terry G. Terry G. - synth strings, drum programming, mixing Phil Ford - guitar, guitar feedback, feedback "shaker", mixing --- --- --- --- UPDATE- Phil Ford's mix of this song can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/user3772088/smoke-glass-terry-g-phil
Tmr Nvr Knos (mix 3.0) [Tomorrow Never Knows- Beatles cover]
Tmr Nvr Knos (mix 3.0) [Tomorrow Never Knows- Beatles cover]
MoghulOriginal song blending environmental field recordings with ethno-inspired rhythms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FYI- Yes, I DO know that it's actually "Mughal" and not Moghul, but I wasn't intending it to be an accurate ethnomusicological document, merely a loose evocation of a certain frame of mind (in fact, even though the wildlife sounds are all from animals native to India, the vegetable market people are mostly speaking Chinese). So in other words, it might be best to think of it more like an aural Orientalist ("Aurientalist"?) sound-painting rather than a National Geographic photo essay...
World Newz (the Small Beginnings Minimal Mix)
World Newz (the Small Beginnings Minimal Mix)
Ernie's guitar rawk
Ernie's guitar rawkAn experiment recording multiple synced guitar tracks. Posted because it amuses me.
Depth ShadesAmbient synthesizer track.
LA pier turnout
LA pier turnout