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FUNKYLB is a Philly-based ASCAP member, musician, songwriter and composer who plays bass, guitar, keys and adds vocals in several bands. She writes and records her own music in her small studio (Lady Brown's Child Studios) and composes music for short films and spoken word projects. If you're a filmmaker in need of a score, please CONTACT ME!  I offer competitive scoring rates with a swift turnaround time.  Find out more about me on my BIO PAGE.



 

WHAT'S NEW...

MAY 2015: SPOTLIGHT -- SCORES WRITTEN BY FUNKYLB# 1: Alma Machina

ALMA MACHINA
 

copyright A24 Pictures / Film Distributors



A few weeks ago I saw Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, a thriller about (among other things) the potential of artificial intelligence to be programmed and fine tuned enough to display emotional intelligence ie. to become truly human. The film really made an impression on me philosophically, existentially, and with respect to film scoring. SPOILERS-- If you’ve seen the film, then you know how impactful the scene is when the AI/Ava finally gets to roam free and explore Dr. Bateman’s house/lab/high tech & remote castle in the sky. I wrote this piece for that scene. Ava has such an interesting way of moving; it’s both deeply fluid and slightly cybernetic-awkward. This piece is very much about how I think she moves and also about how she’s processing what she’s discovering as she moves through the lab, especially when encountering those closets filled with ‘failed’ AI protoypes. (score composed, performed, sequenced, and produced by FunkyLB, © 2015)
 
HEAR MY SCORE  ➙ ➙ ALMA MACHINA MUSIC

 

MARCH 18, 2015: new song-work in progress

MARCH 17, 2015


NEW MUSIC: The 4th and final song (READY) of PART 1 of my ep is available in MY STORE.

FEBRUARY 16, 2015

NEW BLOG POST: MY 15 FAVORITE FILMS OF 2014


 

JANUARY 30, 2015

GO VOTE FOR ME FOR INDIE NATION'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH.
VOTING STARTS FEB 1ST
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JANUARY 24, 2015

PROMO VIDEO for my 3rd single: water breath fire flesh: andante. A before and after video clip of the song as I was working on writing it and then a snippet of how it developed at the recording stage.  This single will be available in my STORE on FEBRUARY 1ST.

PROMO VIDEO--wbff andante before and after

JAN 2015:



Check out my profile on IndieNation. You can stream my 2nd single "You Want This" in full, for free there.

FUNKYLB ON INDIE.NATION BLOG.


 


DEC 2014:


The first and second tracks (REACH ME and YOU WANT THIS) from my digital ep, WATER. BREATH. FIRE. FLESH. are now both available for download on right here on my website STORE. This ep has been a beast of hard work, setbacks and pure joy. I wrote, performed and recorded every aspect of it on my own in my home studio (Lady Brown’s Child Studios). I've been recording myself and making songs available for download on my various websites for at least 12 years. The stakes are higher for this project because I know so much more about audio production and composition than I did in those early years. The more you know; the more you're aware of how much you DON'T know and the more afraid you are to release personal art into a hyper-critical, bullying from behind faceless computer IP's world.

In any event...as I switched course away from setting aside my own music to work as a 'journeyman' in a few bands over the years, I started to remember how much I love this stuff!!! From researching and purchasing hardware, software and instruments for recording and mixing to figuring out how I'm going to make the songs from this ep come alive onstage with just me by myself playing synths/keys, guitar, drums, bass and singing all parts within the span of single songs with the help of some looping and vocal processing pedals. (Aside: I've got a few LOOP PEDAL videos up that show my process for mapping this out from both a tools and a performance view
HERE).  Recording this ep and moving in a solo performer direction has been a JOY! I had lost sight of my real purpose for a minute, but The Creator picked me up and turned me around and set me back on my path. Won't He Do It!!! Thank you, Master, for my sensitive soul and for this gift of music that lives in me. Check the promo videos below. Full mixed and mastered mp3s are available now in the FUNKYLB STORE!!!

 
 
PROMO VIDEOS:

PROMO VIDEO for YOU WANT THIS. Available for download now

The stripped down version of the EP song AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW IN MY STORE

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NEWS: {FEBRUARY 2014}

The Rosemary Fiki Band has been getting a fair amount of print and video coverage...{click to read more}


 




 

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