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Meanings to Endings

8 tracks by Sudara

My demo album of songs made the last time I lived in Hawaii, which of 2004 to summer 2005.


My first real attempt at a pop tune, written and recorded in Hawaii.
Fireworks! Andy Hentz on the bassoon with a breakbeat track and a wonderful father counting out loud for me. What more could you ask!?
Fireworks! Andy Hentz on the bassoon with a breakbeat track and a wonderful father counting out loud for me. What more could you ask!?
Written for my father.

songs that stay at home (2010)

11 tracks by Sudara

Demos for my upcoming album. I'm poptimistic that it will be the best Sudara album ever.


A chillaxed and noodling instrumental with just my acoustic guitar and a tad bit o bass.
After an adventure in re-recording the entire song down a third, we came back to the original, tightened and tuned. Always the self flagellating perfectionist, it still needs a bit more love. Always the pragmatist, it is probably done for now.
David DeSoto is on the upright bass fiddle.
added a bass. added the chorus, which i'll probably redo. added a bit of an ending. oh, and a smattering of pianer.
In which I start a new project
Quick demo.
A typical folk song. Written and recorded in about an hour for the 24 hour album (attempted on March 13th). Excuse roughness and vocal glitches, it was 2am and this was my first full take. Thanks to montgomeru for his chord suggestions…read more

Obsessed With Progression

6 tracks by Sudara

The first album I made in Oberlin, Ohio.


The text on this track comes off a B-side from one of [Putnam Aldrich's]( (my great-grandfather) records. He was a harpsichordist, a professor at Stanford, a chain smoker, and apparently had a sense…
Here's a demo i'm offering up for the band i'm in the Big Bad Dog...Jon put he music together.... i may add a lot better player than myself the first demo i think was Em all the way through that i played him luckly he can see what i'm trying to…read more
I had a wish to sing along with Greg, so he offered me a piece of his Cherry Pie to sing along with... I added a few other bits here and there as well. Thanks Greg!!! This was a fun one for me... added some piano and a teeny bit of percussion....

Last Ditch Effort

10 tracks by Sudara

"Instrumental tapestries" and other songs written and recorded in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Singing by Kim Cook. Trumpet by Ben Montgomery. Bass Clarinet by Andy Hentz. Financial support by DotFoil.


Written for/about Ben Montgomery. Answering machine messages wondering where he might be are from yours truly and Jason Biehler, his two closest friends who were always trying to track him down.
The first track I wrote upon moving to Santa Fe, NM, before we got the studio set up.
Every single sound source on this tune comes from a cheesy 70's Capitol Records promotional record. A great record, mind you, complete with faked dialogues between engineer and producer. At times, it's messy, so hold onto your faders.
Kimberly Cook is on the vocals. The instrument is the hammered dulcimer.
Written for Adam LaVail and his son.
The last track I wrote in Santa Fe, New Mexico before moving back to Hawaii.