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Unplugged
Rough drafts of musical ideas, with few overdubs and minimal arrangements. Recorded and mixed down on a Boss BR-532 4-track digital ministudio recorder.

"Come Home To Me" (2003) [time: 2:49] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.
  • Bass: Electric guitar played through bass emulator.

"Persistence of Vision" (2003) [time: 3:54] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.
  • Synth pad: Absynth.

"The Alchemist" (2003) [time: 2:25] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.

"Just Plain Folks" (2003) [time: 3:51] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.

"Wind In Your Sails" (2003) [time: 1:45] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.

"Silver Tide" (2003) [time: 2:14] [poll] []

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  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2003.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.

 

Demos
Fully-produced tracks with more elaborate arrangements, recorded and mixed down on a Boss BR-532 4-track digital ministudio recorder.

"Calla Rain" (2002) [time: 6:03] [poll] []

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  • I wrote this song for a friend's newborn baby.
  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 2002.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.
  • Electric guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1970 vintage.
  • Trumpet: Bach Stradivarius Model 37, 1977 vintage.
  • Drum sample programming: Sonic Foundry Acid Music v 3.0.
  • Bass: Electric guitar played through bass emulator.
  • Amp modeling: Boss BR-532.
  • Dialog sample #1: Finale from Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Dialog sample #2: Rasta wisdom from the 1982 film "Countryman."

"Summertime" (2002) [time: 3:30] [poll] []

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  • This is my cover of the jazz standard by George Gershwin, updated with an acid jazz groove.
  • Arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem, 2002.
  • Electric guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1970 vintage.
  • Drum programming and amp modeling: Boss BR-532.
  • Bass: Electric guitar played through bass emulator.

 

From the Archives
These older tracks were recorded on a Ross 4x4 Series II 4-track cassette ministudio recorder and mixed down to a 2-track cassette deck. By today's standards, the sound quality on these tracks is subpar.

"None the Wiser" (1995) [time: 4:47] [poll] []

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  • Written as a present for a young woman, this song is my nuevo-flamenco take on "Happy Birthday."
  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 1995.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.
  • Electric guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1970 vintage.
  • Amp: Roland Jazz Chorus 50.

"Incognito Gypsy" (1991) [time: 6:59] [poll] []

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  • The first half of this tune is a tribute to Ennio Morricone, whose film music set the mood for director Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. The second half pays respect to the furious 1970s-era fusion sound of guitarist Al DiMeola.
  • Composed, arranged, performed, and engineered by Lars Kongshem. Copyright 1991.
  • Acoustic guitar: Ovation Ultra.
  • Electric guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1970 vintage.
  • Amp: Roland Jazz Chorus 50.

 

Burn Your Own CD

CD Cover

The songs listed on this web page comprise my privately released CD "Unfinished Business." Please feel free to download all the songs and burn your own copy of the CD. For best results, you may also download and print out the cover art (CD front and back) on high-quality photo paper.

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