War Songs, Tunes, Tracks & Mixes
Description : I haven't uploaded a beat in a while, so to pass time, I figured I share this.
Description : I can't believe I never shared this track with this community. In the first half of last year, before I met Sunny War and started recording with her in December, I recorded an album called "Woman" with Lisagaye Tomlinson, an old friend from Florida days (we both live in L.A. now). All my songs, orchestrated entirely from loops from this site, with Lisagaye providing the vocals. When we finished last summer, for some reason I just sat on the album and did nothing. Then I met Sunny. Was just listening to these and really liking them. So I'd like to get some feedback from you guys! This particular song came out of an experience when I was driving up to San Francisco at 3 a.m., and the words "just let it go" welled up from inside of me three times and left me in tears. Yes, it's so classically spiritual it's almost funny. I think it came from my Mom's spirit. Or just from my own need to - after divorce, losing everything, and so on and so - just let it the f*ck go. I was so much more at peace after that experience, and so of course I had to turn it into a song. Still brings tears.
Description : This song started out years ago as the bridge to another song, but the bridge demanded to be expanded into its own song, and so here it is. With vocals and guitar by the great Sunny War on top of that powerful gospel piano (or slow rock ballad piano chords, as rasputin1963 calls his loop). The song is just 3 verses joined by musical interludes, no chorus or bridge. I think of this track, and the video I created for it - https://youtu.be/b6o59mjXep4
- as a peaceful moment amidst crazy times. I hope you like it.
Description : I wanted to write a song about walking down the street, which is something I do a fair amount of, and to capture the nonsense that runs through my head as I walk and how it tends toward the spiritual, as nonsense does, and to write a happy song for once. This is the result. It's the first song on the "Rising" album, vocals & guitar by the great Sunny War, on top of loops provided by this essential community. I made a music video of it yesterday which I couldn't wait to post this morning because I'm proud of it, I hope you check it out: https://youtu.be/Yr8s_MdWEnA
Description : I can't describe it just listen.
Description : Out of the 55 songs I recorded with Sunny War from December to May, well, they're all my favorites, frankly, but this is one of my favorite favorites. For some reason, the melody or the words of the chorus, don't know which, affect me deeply. I remember writing it in my head walking the streets of San Francisco weeping behind my black shades. Yeah I'm a fool like that. When I started working with Sunny, I finished the song and wrote the verse around her. That happened a lot in the songs I wrote during the Sunny Sessions - a melding of both our experience - as we learned more about each other over time. I had some more orchestration going in but trimmed it back and just let the guitar sing on top of the drum loop, she did such beautiful guitar work it makes me smile every time I hear it, smile with tears in my eyes. I really hope you like this one.
Description : From my "lol kms" album
Description : Written & produced by moi, vocals & guitar by Sunny War. This is on our protest album, BURNING. One of the 55 songs we completed in the Sunny Sessions. You can check them all out at thesunnysessions.com which I just created this week. Made a video of this song on youtube, please check it out here: https://youtu.be/vTXDOYVJMO0
Description : This song is for my daughters. I wrote it about 10 years ago when I was living in Florida and they in LA. Now I'm living in LA near those two daughters but my youngest is teaching in South Korea. No matter where I am, or where they are, I think about them every day, throughout the day, imagine what they're doing, having conversations with them, cracking a few jokes, and that's really what this song is about. Finally after 10 years, I got an opportunity to record it right, with the great Sunny War. It's part of our album called RISING. (In one app I play it on there's a glitch at the start, but only in that app. I haven't been able to find what's causing it. I hope you don't hear it.)
Description : About the Horse of War they talk about in the Bible. Tanks to steelyvibe for her acapellas.
Description : No more war.No more crimes. Fun everywhere.
Description : Hip-hop(?) meets blues guitar. Written and produced by Citizen Mofo, vocals and guitar by Sunny War. The Sunny Sessions Vol. 1 produced 3 albums, this song's on LONE. We're working on 2 more albums in the Sunny Sessions Vol. 2. Over 50 songs total in 5 months. Will be done in a couple weeks. Haven't posted anything anywhere except here. Comments very welcome!
Description : an epic track composed by me with yamaha mx61 and cubase For commercial use contact me. If you use it on personal projects credit me and let me know. thanks Better sound quality at soundcloud.com/najuzaith
Description : Yeah, not my title. This took about 3 months of intermittent work because school saps away at your free time like nothing else. | This is my first published use of Serum and Massive (Massive being used for the screechy bits, Serum for the wob-wobs and lead noises). Also quite a bit of difference in terms of mixing, mastering and dynamics - I've been messing around with a little saturation (Softtube's Saturation Knob, if you are interested) to try and go for that 'loudness'. But I must admit, if the loudness war never happened my life would be so much easier. | Download is available through my soundcloud, which is on my profile. Heads up, its got a download gate on it, because I need the reposts and followers.
Description : made from an acapella by Dream Vacation and loops from this site
Description : Various artists. My dub creation. Lets party.
Description : Recorded this about a week ago when I was in the midst of a move, ugh. But this made my week. Sunny War on vocals and guitar. Simiple simple simple orchestration. A few loops strung along and then just Sunny's pure songstress magic and truly beautiful guitar playing - the bridge is...well, it just is. The gossamer guitar-strung thoughts of Sunny War floating in the clear blue air. You gotta hear it.
Description : Gladly to be on LM again with some fresh sound. I am sorry for being away for months now. A lot of things happening the last year(for better and for worse). Found less time and creativity to be making music and listening to the tracks on LM. I am glad to see the talent is still here and really like some of the tracks that I heard here recently. It got me back on track and helped me make this track. War sax with some loungy backbone. Hope it will bring some sunny spring feelings...
Description : Another apocalyptic epic. Ho hum. This sat there a couple months before we recorded it - with Sunny War on vocals and guitar - because we've already done several apocalyptic epics, in, appropriately, our album APOCALYPSE. But I'm really glad we finally got it done. This will be the 10th and final song on our album called TRIBEZ. I think. Subject to second-guessing. Anyway... I put extra time into the loop orchestration and the lyrics before we recorded, and then Sunny deftly wove her guitar ministrations into the existing music. When I listened to it at home afterwards, over and over until 2 a.m., I was ecstatic. And obsessed. You can just listen to her guitar work forever, it's that good (to me anyway; I hope you agree). There are too many loops in the mix to name them all, but thanks once again to looperman for a song that otherwise wouldn't exist. This is the first draft so I'm sure it could be improved. Please let us know what you think. Thanks.
Description : This song made its own path, inspired by the loop groove I was building, and I just went along for the ride with its weird structure. Vocals and guitar by Sunny War, will be on our album TRIBEZ. Sunny plays the guitar but the licks were inspired by the guitar loops we replaced from the scratch build, in many cases she played the same note pattern but with a different timbre. Thanks to MrFunktastic for the opening riff, and to the great Danke for the 2nd guitar riff that comes in later. Thanks to zipbass for the funky guitar in the break - that ain't Sunny - and another thanks to MrFunktastic for the big band break. There are other loops in the mix with Sunny, thank you all - another song that would not exist without looperman. Please let me know your thoughts on this one.
Description : This song started out as a guitar and piano loop instrumental where I was experimenting with themes and variations. Then it called forth lyrics and I wrote the song and recorded the vocals with Sunny War over the instrumental. But the music clouded the purity of the vocals and so we stripped it all away and Sunny just played guitar. I think her vocals sound particularly beautiful and vulnerable in this piece, and her guitar work as always just seems perfect to me. Very interested in your thoughts on the stripped-down approach to the music and the sentiments expressed in the song. Thank you.
Description : Jail ain't fun but writing songs about it is. I recently watched a movie on Netflix - "Imperial Dreams," I believe it was called - a great film about the odds stacked against ex-cons trying to live right. The system doesn't want you to succeed because prisoners are commodities that can be exploited for profit. That's why there's so many of them in America, land of the free - more than any other country on earth, including China, a totalitarian state with 4x our population. And yet we sit meekly by and applaud the disastrous war on drugs as it continues to destroy the lives of millions to no good purpose whatsoever. OK, jesus sorry, there I go again. Sunny War on vocals and guitar. Nice funky guitar and an old-school rock-out break. I'm proud of this song. It will be on the TRIBEZ album, which we look good to finish this week. Please comment - it's always encouraging and helpful.
Description : There were two separate tracks in work, but who knows why I got tired with them and then decided to merge them (or at least what left from them) into one piece hence they originate out of same musical purpose. No worries...no world war was ment here, except my recent personal one...haha...and you don't want to know about it.:) It's not real etude by any means, yet it's quite alot about practicing...practicing...