Cyclops Cow
welcome
Thank you for your interest. The music of Cyclops Cow is unique and eclectic. At times it may sound average and normal, and at other times it may not. The music can best be described as Indie, Experimental, Alternative, Multi-Genre.

Below is the music catalogue. Please note: it is recommended to listen to many of these songs with a good low-end sub-woofer. The music player to the left is here for you to enjoy a few of the songs made available.
music catalogue
  • Avoiding Shadows (4:52) -- A semi-orchestral instrumental experiment.
  • Black and White, Part 1 (7:34) -- Experimental duet for Piano and Theremin
  • Black and White, Part 2 (6:32) -- Experimental duet for Piano and Tympani
  • Blues for Blues (8:37) -- Swinging Blues
  • Boogie Ransom (6:10) -- A strange subject, but proof that an entire song can be written based on a definitive first line.
  • Bright and Early (6:19) -- An inspiration for waking up in the morning.
  • Celebrate, love, Dance and Sing (17:06) -- A walk through at least three (possibly four) musical genres, but who's keeping track anyway? Notice that there is no singing in the song.
  • Central Omnibus Hatchery (4:43) -- A very free-flowing rant, basically a 4 minute jam.
  • Charlie the Man (7:38) -- A silly song with homage to Charles Darwin.
  • Checksum (5:58) -- A fun stab at pretending a computer has written a song.
  • Chorismo (9:12) -- An eerie instrumental, suitable for a movie soundscape.
  • Covered and Stored (5:30) -- Minimally appealing with no inspiration.
  • Crazy Remus (3:30) -- An experiment in musical chaos.
  • A Day in the World (2:57) -- A filler song just to perform a saxophone solo.
  • Day of Lung (7:33) -- A low-key inspiration for breathing.
  • Deconstructive Reasoning (6:02) -- Jam in a floating key signature.
  • Depth Charge (9:15) -- A dark and driving instrumental in 6/4 time. No caffeine was used when recording this piece.
  • D (7:29) -- An experiment where every note played is D.
  • Ecology Transfusion System (8:26) -- An attempt at a drum-n-bass song.
  • Eggs in My Pocket (5:22) -- A narative song related to varrying realities.
  • F (7:23) -- An experiment where every note played is F.
  • Film at Eleven (2:11) -- This jazz-influenced instrumental has the time signature of 11/4.
  • Fine Line (6:15) -- Working proof that there is a fine line between randomness and insanity.
  • Fire Fish (4:37) -- A song loosely based on a story by Lewis Carrol.
  • First Take (6:08) -- And electronic drifting of moods.
  • Fistful of Rain (5:40) -- Sort of a tribute to Warren Zevon.
  • Fluid Visions (8:51) -- Inspired from a book by a Buddhist monk.
  • Fourth Cranial Nerve (4:20) -- A Sci-Fi oriented tune about meeting aliens and learning about their technology.
  • Free At Last (6:00) -- Not recommended to listen to this late at night.
  • Freedom $3.09 (5:54) -- An editorial on the rising cost of living.
  • Full Moon (Suite in Three Movements) (7:48) -- A random sequence of events during recording brought forth this piece during the time of a full moon. The unclear separation of the three movements was entirely intentional.
  • Funky Coffee Bean (4:33) -- A rhythm and blues tune about a little coffee bean growing up to become something wonderful.
  • G Sharp (8:49) -- An experiment where every note played is G#.
  • Get Used to It (6:59) -- An over-driven attempt at an R&B song.
  • Heart of the Sunset (7:35) -- A little groove and move tune, inspired by the sunset.
  • Hot Coals Cold Ice (7:50) -- A driving techno-based piece with hints of disco, journeying into the depths of experimental fusion jazz.
  • Ignore What I Said (8:46) -- A noisy, over-driven experimental piece with distorted backwards guitar and percussion. A perfect song to be played if you want the police to arrive.
  • Il ya du vent (4:29) -- A nice smooth piece, with words inspired by a walk during a snow storm.
  • In Finite Space (9:35) -- A test song to try out a new mouthpiece.
  • Impromptus (40:12) -- The idea was to create a song as long as a CD. Various changes throughout.
  • Introduction To Something (6:48) -- Free flowing with no particular direction, other than to use up some time.
  • I Want More (9:27) -- Originally intended to be a song in the zydeco style, but somewhere things took a turn.
  • Kittens with Mittens (4:26) -- A blues tune about two very special kittens.
  • La Gioconda (Reflection Of A Portrait) (4:08) -- This is a dedication to one of the most famous and enigmatic portraits ever painted.
  • Lesson Four (11:39) -- An experimental piano and knee-slapping duet, ending up to be much longer than intended.
  • Light On (5:18) -- Dark, empty and suspenseful. So much for the light.
  • Lucky Me (5:01) -- A little reggae ditty in a positive way.
  • Manual North Setting (8:48) -- A bizarre and random playing song, with the occasional grouping.
  • Metro Nomb (4:49) -- The metronome was turned on, ambient things happened with a Moog.
  • Minuette in F# (4:59) -- An attempt at a rap song with lyrics that never end.
  • Non-musical Theme (7:00) -- This piece was originally intended sound like a famous Santana song, but an important discovery in the studio resulted with this product.
  • Nothing Happened (4:45) -- A bright and inspirational piece, whereupon the recording of this song resulted in a very uplighting experience.
  • Nougat (10:36) -- Medium slow blues.
  • Pants (8:15) -- An unsatisfied attempt at sounding Latino.
  • Pleasure In A Whole Note (4:25) -- The realization that there are just not enough whole notes in today's music resulted in this song.
  • Powdered Enchilada Espresso (8:26) -- An experimental rock piece.
  • Pranic Detox (6:45) -- Started from a simple riff on a distorted bass guitar (which is actually the lead guitar part), this tune evolved into an electronic power house of mayhem, ending with a bass guitar solo in a normal state.
  • Prefunct Order (7:16) -- A collection of verses formed into a song, mainly to make a song, of course.
  • Rare Earth Element (7:23) -- Inspired by watching a television special about volcanos.
  • Red Letter Day (6:09) -- An experiment with the use of layering of orchestral sounds.
  • Red Rondo ala Smirk (3:29) -- A fun tune poking fun at having a hard time writing lyrics, and just basically having fun.
  • Reduced To Salad (9:37) -- An instrumental that plays on the dark and mysterious corners of one's mind, building and building to a climax at the end.
  • Regarding Shel (5:02) -- A dedication to a favorite author of children's stories.
  • Rehearsal For Polyphemus (9:36) -- This is the product of recording various instruments without hearing the other instruments. Complete and utter musical chaos.
  • Rhythm Thing (6:42) -- A percussion-based jam. Very fun and flowing.
  • Sand of Tides (3:20) -- A narrative song about sand and its influences.
  • Season Change (8:37) -- A piece inspired by the jazz song, "Autumn Leaves".
  • Shot of Coal (4:51) -- An instrumental based on a single rhythm passage.
  • Shuba Dooba (4:44) -- A song that was recorded to fill up time and space and with some dumb lyrics.
  • Silence Before Storm (6:49) -- A free flowing song playing on counterpoint and tension.
  • Sinister Eyes (2:44) -- A short loop-based song, slightly driven and dark.
  • Solar Tune Of Flame (8:17) -- This awkward reggae piece was inspired by the sun and shaddows.
  • Somnambulist (7:17) -- During the early morning recording of this tune, there was a gray area about being awake and asleep.
  • Star Child (4:37) -- An instrumental dedicated to David Bowie.
  • Static (8:20) -- This industrial sounding tune jumps into the depths of manic behaviour.
  • Straw Needle (6:35) -- This tune starts out strange, and develops into a surprisingly cool groove.
  • Summer Pitch (4:43) -- The feeling of long summer days come to mind, with warm breezes, a laid-back approach to things, and being bare feet in the grass.
  • Suspended Animation (4:11) -- Another tune based on recording a song with very little sleep.
  • Takalit Etude Of 6 (8:45) -- A free flowing experimental jazz piece in 6/4 time.
  • Take Eight (6:30) -- Kind of a strange beat and progression in this song, but cannot think of what inspired the words...probably just randomness.
  • Tangled Tongue (4:57) -- A tune somewhat inspired by James Brown, but during the bridge parts, the inspiration came more from Joe Henderson.
  • Tender Waves of Gravity (3:47) -- A rap tune dedicated to the recent discovery of gravity waves.
  • Those Dreaded Rust Stains (5:23) -- Another experiment in mixing strangness together with insanity.
  • Tongue and Groove (5:32) -- A tribute song to the hard bop era.
  • Two Of Everything (6:45) -- A loose and free flowing piece, intended to take you off through the clouds.
  • Umleitung (13:23) -- Delving into the ambient realm with sounds of nature. Can we really call it a detour (umleitung) if it is already nature's path?
  • Unfermented Inversion (3:53) -- A cute little ditty in 3/4 time, with a slight attempt at mixing blues into a porous concrete floor.
  • Ununoctium (2:06) -- A song dedicated to the element of the same name, with atomic number 118, which also happens to be the number of beats in the tune. The ticking in the background possibly attributed to a Geiger counter.
  • Vacuum Of Science (4:16) -- An experimental piece that does not make any attempt at answering the questions that science leaves behind.
  • Wah (9:03) -- A dark, mysterious and beat-driven piece that incorporates excerpts from shortwave radio numbers broadcasts.
  • Weather (10:54) -- A swinging piece where the words are the assemblance of a collection of emails received from Spammers.
  • What's It All About (6:06) -- An piece about participating in the yearly RPM Challenge.
  • What You Said (6:44) -- A silly piece about messages conveyed through various media outlets, and their utter lack of importance in their messages. This song, of course, is included in the editorial statement.
  • When the End Comes (6:53) -- An instrumental dedicated to the recent passing of an aquaintance, and referring to the changes from life to death, and whatever else there may be.
  • Wooden Spaces (2:38) -- An experiment with marimba, xylophone and oboe.
instrumentation
The following types of instruments were in these recordings: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Violin, Tenor Saxophone, Theremin, and Vocals, along with many tape effects, loops and processing effects.

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