Original Music

“Shanklish,” by The War Orphans, Debuts on Argali Records Compilation

The War Orphans, a band on the Sophisticated Ape roster,  debuted their experimental composition, “Shanklish,” on a compilation called “Dream Topography,” put out by Argali Records. It was a reaction to atrocities in Syria. It’s dark and noisy and brutally fun. We think it lies somewhere between early Butthole Surfers and John Zorn’s Painkiller. Check out the whole comp and download it for free. This track will also be streaming on Sophisticated Ape Radio.

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Film Music Cue – “Cartooning”

This piece was an attempt at writing cartoon music in the style of Carl Stalling who composed the music/sound effects for the Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1930s to the 1950s.  What images come to mind when you listen?

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