February 9, 2013

can i be close to you?
ooh, ooh, ooh

we love making music when there’s crazy weather out! here’s the result of some blizzard jammin’ — our first cover of 2013. let us know what you think! personally, i think it’d make some good mood music for valentine’s day to let that special someone know how you feel ;)

(sorry, the hopeless romantic in me couldn’t resist)

as always, you can download our tunes on our soundcloud.

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February 1, 2013
  • Song: heartbeat (original) - work-in-progress
  • Artist: embers and arias
  • Album: original beatz
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and when we’re falling asleep, i can feel your heartbeat
and when you’re in my dreams, you’re all i see

we made some beatz tonight! jon got this really cool iphone app for making music called¬†figure (made by the same guys behind reason, propellerhead). it’s super easy to use and also very flexible so you can do a lot with it! we were just playing around until i made this drum/bass beat and jon started thinking of some melodies and lyrics… loaded it up in dp (digital performer) and did some vocal wizardry… and this was the result :)

let us know what you think!

feel free to download here.

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January 25, 2013

it’s been a whiles! :(

one of our resolutions this year is to make an album (of covers / possibly originals) so hopefully we will be posting some tunes soon. in the meantime, if you wanna check out what we’re doing outside of our jam sessions, and especially if you are into food+health, head over to our latest tumblr adventure: food-trotting.tumblr.com

we’re doing this thing called whole30 (whole for “whole”, unprocessed foods, and 30 for 30 days). it’s supposed to give us more energy… more energy = more music :)

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November 30, 2012
  • Song: a very rough take of sonato no. 5 in e minor for 2 violins
  • Artist: jean-marie leclair
  • Album: album of iphone memos
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bet you didn’t know that both of us play violin, huh???

…just kidding. i dusted off the ol’ violin case tonight and wanted to play this violin duet (sonata no 5 for 2 violins, leclair) so jon played the other part on keyboard using a (quite realistic) violin sound! can you tell which one is him and which one is me? [he was sightreading btw haha…and both of us were rushing..]

sorry for the sad lack of music on here :( gonna get back into it….!

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September 8, 2012

just a little rainy day jamming :) we discovered this song yesterday and had to try covering it… hope you like it! the original duo/couple is super good and we now feel inspired to kick our music up a notch haha. hopefully that means more frequent posts!

click here if you’d like the mp3 fo’ free.

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June 17, 2012

Here’s the mp3 for our cover of If I Ain’t Got You! Wanna download it? For freee? Here it is! —> click me!

Check out the video below if you are so inclined (sorry for the mic in front of Joanne’s face…).

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June 17, 2012

Our cover of “If I Ain’t Got You”, originally by the amazing Alicia Keys.

Soooo yes it’s been a long time since our last cover :( Hopefully this gets us back into the groove of making more music! The past few months have flown by… not too many updates on the musical front, BUTTT we are super excited to have the honor of doing music for a couple of our friends’ weddings this fall! (I also have wedding fever, having not been to one yet, ever.) Also, I’m starting to pick up ukulele. Jon is… going to continue working on being confident singing :)

I had a sudden urge to cover this a few weeks ago, and we finally got it recorded last night after pushing it off for a while. I almostttt made it through without my voice cracking once! Sadness. Anyways I hope you enjoy it! As always, feedback appreciated :)

- Joanne

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May 6, 2012

Music Video for our cover of Such Great Heights (orig. The Postal Service)

we spent yesterday afternoon spontaneously filming video for this cover we made a while back! hope you enjoy the slow motion action :)

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April 1, 2012
we had our debut performance tonight!! our church has an annual arts event called artspeak and we covered two songs by elenowen for it. it was jon’s first time singing lead… ever! and joanne’s first time performing on keys! and we didn’t crash and burn! yaaay!
when we got back afterwards (11pm-ish) we continued the fun by:1) starting to arrange string parts for easter service (jon arranges, joanne gives input & plays violin)2) writing our first original song!!! well, part of one. it’s quite sad, as in depressing sad.3) having a music sharing session (jon shared suburban legends; joanne shared meiko) way past our bedtimes (it’s half past 2am now)
[1 sort of devolved into 2+3, so now we have to wake up early to do more arranging…]
fun! hope to post new stuff soon :) 

we had our debut performance tonight!! our church has an annual arts event called artspeak and we covered two songs by elenowen for it. it was jon’s first time singing lead… ever! and joanne’s first time performing on keys! and we didn’t crash and burn! yaaay!

when we got back afterwards (11pm-ish) we continued the fun by:
1) starting to arrange string parts for easter service (jon arranges, joanne gives input & plays violin)
2) writing our first original song!!! well, part of one. it’s quite sad, as in depressing sad.
3) having a music sharing session (jon shared suburban legends; joanne shared meiko) way past our bedtimes (it’s half past 2am now)

[1 sort of devolved into 2+3, so now we have to wake up early to do more arranging…]

fun! hope to post new stuff soon :) 

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March 29, 2012

did you know that when you do a youtube search for “embers and arias” these cute little kittens show up?? (after our videos, hooray us)

they are named ‘ember’ and ‘aria’… what are the chances! their names were given before we came up with ours, so i guess we can start telling people we named ourselves after a pair of cats.

- joanne

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