Steampunk Music

Showing posts with label Steampunk Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steampunk Music. Show all posts

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Clockwork Dolls – The Complete Instrumental Collection… and outstanding free download!

The Clockwork Dolls provided an excellent Christmas present to Steampunk music lovers – a compilation of their complete instrumental collection – and it is gratis!  Literally, follow this link and download it now – I have it playing as we speak, and it has rocketed as one of my favorite Steampunk albums of this year (next year)?  All I can say is “thank you” to the Clockwork Dolls, and make it a point of acquiring their previous works!  Again, the link for the album is: http://theclockworkdolls1.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-instrumental-collection – and please do enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers – The Moustache-powered Tuba Cabret!

Earlier on, I had the good fortune of being contacted by Mr. Biscuit about his musical endeavor, Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers!  Being across the pond, in the backwoods of the Southeast, with my pet alligator and corncob pipe, I hate to admit I was unfamilar with their musical stylings.  Taking a quick jaunt to watch the video of their latest production, I quite enjoyed their latest work, The Greatest Show on Toast (which will see its realease soon)!  As they are described…

“…Virtuosic piano, delicious drumming, twanging ukulele, astounding vocals and a tuba, rooting around at the back like a mother elephant, are brought together to beautiful effect by this fantastic quartet.”!

Do indulge in their video, then consider heading over to their homepage, where you can enjoy more of their work!  To do so, please saunter on over to: http://www.biscuithead.co.uk/
(and yes their Facebook link is at: https://www.facebook.com/biscuitbadger?sk=events)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Steampunk Music: “Help Me”, by Alkaline Trio

Located this particular work posted Steampunk Empire (by Lt. Sir Alexander Von Gitzinger – my thanks, sir!), which is chock full of Steampunk imagery, including steam-driven trains, Mono-wheels, evil villians in aeroplanes, skyships, and heroes with jetpacks saving a damsel in distress.  Excellent work by this oustanding group!  For more works from the Alkaline Trio, please visit their You Tube location here!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Steampunk Music: “Gold”, by Antoine Clamaran

Still attending some pressing circumstances atm, but I do leave this video note card, an visually impressive video by the French musician Mr. Antoine Clamaran.  Though the music may not be to everyone preference, the Steampunk-esque images are quite well done – engines, mysterious scientific experiment, though the ending is a tad more modern than I’d prefer.  Please do enjoy!
To learn more about the gentleman, please visit his website, at : http://www.antoineclamaran.com/

Monday, April 12, 2010

Classic 80’s Hits… Interpreted for Ragtime Piano, by Mr. Scott Bradlee

I had been searching out for some graphically intriguing Steampunk videos, when I came across this gem!  Not visually unique, but I did enjoy not only listening to the recreation of classic 80’s songs done “a la ragtime“, but also trying to name them as Mr. Bradlee played them!  To learn more about the talented gentleman, please do visit his website, at: http://www.scottbradlee.com/

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Steampunk Music: Death of the Cog

Variety is a quality that often adds to the sum of the whole.  As Steampunk slowly but steadily enters the larger conciousness of the general public, more individuals and groups are able to find an outlet for their pent-up skills.  An example of this are the talented gentlemen of “The Cog is Dead”, an up-and-coming group of fellows with an exemplary sound and Steampunk bravado!

“Steam Powered Stories” Promotional Trailer for The Cog is Dead

In addition to their main website, the have three of the (what I would imagine) are selection from their upcoming album (with a release date sometime in “Spring of 2010”, but I’ll keep an ear out for more information, of course).  They take a very hand-on approach to documenting their album’s progress, with updates (on their website and MySpace), and a cacophony of supplemental items and information at their aforementioned sites.

“Death of the Cog” single from The Cog is Dead’s upcoming album

A recent interview of Mr. Sprocket was completed by Altern8 (an ‘zine that covers quite a bit of online and RL topics) and is most certininly worth a read to learn more about the band it and its inspirations.  To read said article, please turn here

Their website is here: http://www.johnmondelliproductions.com/thecogisdead/index.html

… followed by their MySpace (with more tracks), at: http://www.myspace.com/thecogisdead

… and finally their Facebook locale, at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cog-is-Dead/97081207130

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Steampunk Music: Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

One of Steampunk perennial dichotomies is its definitition of “Steampunk Music”.  The standard bearer of the most listened to “Steampnk Music” at this point would seem to be Abney Park, but there are plenty of outstanding musical talent with tangents towards Steampunk.  One such musical group is Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.  Not quite in the mode today’s “small piece band”, the Secret Society consists of eighteen exceptionally talented musicians, led by its “Composer-Conductor-Ringleader”, Mr. Darcy James Argue, a recognized talent in Jazz circles in North America.

I am confident that there are those who might, after hearing more of the Secret  Society’s track say “… Hey, this isn’t like Abney Park – it can’t be Steampunk”!  Well, I would counter with a quote from the above YouTube entry…
“…not unlike the Steampunk literary genre, the Secret Society blends the ‘old fashion’ style of Big Band with modern technologies such as electric guitars… and techniques such as reverb and looping.”
Their list of awards and accolades are impressive as well – perhaps one of the best known up-and-coming Jazz groups of 2009, with Infernal Machines receiving kudos from industry standards such as Jazz.com, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, and the Villiage Voice’s Jazz Critics’ poll, as well as recognition from more generalized works such as the New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.  (The complete list of awards for Infernal Machines is located here.)

The Poisson Rouge track from Infernal Machines
As a bit of a Jazz enthusiast myself (for those that are in the know, I even had a now-defunct SL Jazz blog – “SL Jazz After Midnight“), it is heartening to see the definition of Steampunk extend in to Jazz, and perhaps finding a home (or at the very least lingering for a bit) to have each make impressions on each other.
For web links about the Secret Society…
And to obtain downloads (or copies of the Secret Society’s CD), please visit New Amsterdam Records, at: https://www.newamsterdamrecords.com/#Album/Infernal_Machines
Finally, their very well-done website is located at: http://secretsociety.typepad.com/darcy_james_argues_secret/infernal-machines.html

Friday, February 12, 2010

Stemapunk Media: Abney Park Live, at the San Francisco Burton’s Wonderland Ball

My apologies as I’ve been conscripted to attend to pressing RL duties, but I do present the latest performance of Abney Park a the aforementioned San Francisco Wonderland Ball, earlier this month!  Please do enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Abney Park’s Remasterd “Sleep Isabella”

A number of Abney Park’s selections have been recently released, remastered, on YouTube. In addition to their better known works, I decided to post this song, which I would say, has a new sheen with the additional work – enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Abney Park’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

At the latest Dragon*Con 2009, Abney Park ad-libbed the ’60’s classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – and did quite an impressive job, I would say. No word if this piece will be on their next album, but one can hope! For further information regarding Abney Park, please visit their home page, at : http://www.abneypark.com/
or their Myspace page, at: http://www.myspace.com/abneypark

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Steampunk Music: Mr. Vernian Process’ new album, “Cries of the Planet”

Discovered the new album in which Mr. Process (a noted Steampunk musician, who has been a visitor to New Babbage), has re-worked the musical soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII into an orchestral endeavor (as per the advert). Still listening to the download (which was generously provided gratis), and so far it is is quite good! To obtain a copy of “The Cries of the Planet”, please turn to:
And do visit his main site, at: http://www.myspace.com/vernianprocess

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Steampunk Music: “Tonight, Tonight”, by the Smashing Pumpkins


I had meant to publish this video a bit earlier (say, during the anniversary of the “Voyage to the Moon earlier this month – the inspiration to this video)! Nonetheless, please do enjoy this classic homage to the original work.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Steampunk Media: German Techno Steampunk

In a not-so-subtle salute to our new Teutonic residents, Mr. Amadeus Hammerer and Miss Obscura Benoir, who have recently opened the Brewery, I’ve added Blumchen’sIch bin weider hier“. The piece involves a skyship, flying whales, whirlpools, and other Steampunkesque items (and an illustrative lesson on the importance of secure safety lines topside), so it seemed apropos – please enjoy!

(A “ty” to the good ladies and gents at Steampunk Empire for the direction to this entry!)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Steampunk Music: Abney Park’s “Clock Yard Live” performance

Not only is Abney Park releasing a new album soon (Aether Shanties), but I located a single that is projected to be off of it. Once again, they demonstrate their prowess – do enjoy!
For more AP goodness, do visit http://www.abneypark.com/

Thursday, April 23, 2009

RL Steampunk: The Clockwork Quartet

I would imagine that being a musician is always a challenge (the travel to exotic cities, meeting exciting indvidiuals, galavanting and having a merry time after performances) – especially when one belongs to a Steampunk band of entertainers! Nonetheless, I stumbled upon these talented individuals, and had the opportunity to sample a couple of their tunes, and was pleasantly surprised.

Though labeled as a quartet, the group actually has thireen musicians!

Working together since September of 2008, the Clockwork Quartet, they have been featured by in the Guardian, the Chap, and a plethora of other publications who have marveled at their musical prowess, impressive songwriting, and of course, adherence to the Steampunk genre.

An image from their blog entry on Steampunk Archecture (now I need to find this locale, irl…!)
I’m certainly looking forward to their full album, but for the time being, they have two singles released on their website (and on YouTube, of course). However, to learn more about the Clockwork Quartet, do visit their website at:
and their blog, at: