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Dirt Nap

By Jim Wood on February 25, 2016 3:49 pm

Primary sound sources: 1962 field recordings, kitchen pot lids, crumpled tracing paper. The basic idea was to write an "ambient" piece where all the event transistions were compressed -- not the usual relaxing wash.

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February 29, 2016 12:24 am

It's kind of scary sounding in a good way.  I kind of picture being lost in a forest with something stalking me.

February 29, 2016 1:33 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

It's kind of scary sounding in a good way.  I kind of picture being lost in a forest with something stalking me.

Now I won't be able to shake that image :-)

February 29, 2016 4:54 am

next stop: spooksville. I like the descending glissando of the monster voices.

February 29, 2016 12:58 pm

A lot of spooky pieces this week... Great sound design as usual

February 29, 2016 2:06 pm

Nice track. Where did you get the 1962 field recordings from? (you're not thàt old, are you? wink )

February 29, 2016 2:08 pm

It's a dark forest with beams of light shining through. And birds are chirping and reassuring everyone it's ok. No?

February 29, 2016 3:24 pm

February 29, 2016 4:01 pm
dj someguy wrote:

Nice track. Where did you get the 1962 field recordings from? (you're not thàt old, are you? wink )

Yes, I am (74). Made them in college :-)))

February 29, 2016 4:03 pm
Brackleforth wrote:

next stop: spooksville. I like the descending glissando of the monster voices.

laguna wrote:

A lot of spooky pieces this week... Great sound design as usual

cfurrow wrote:

It's a dark forest with beams of light shining through. And birds are chirping and reassuring everyone it's ok. No?

And I thought it was just restful (albeit somewhat rushed).

February 29, 2016 6:51 pm

Definitely sounds like horror movie music, very effective, really cool!

March 1, 2016 12:23 am

Absolutely beautiful. Quite interesting that there is still a desire (of sorts) for a pulse (of sorts).

March 1, 2016 12:58 am
vinpous wrote:

Absolutely beautiful. Quite interesting that there is still a desire (of sorts) for a pulse (of sorts).

I find it difficult to drop some kind of pulse; something to be aware of.

Thanks for not saying it sounded like horror music :::-))

March 1, 2016 1:33 am

Great pastiche of sounds!

March 1, 2016 2:32 am

you could make a whole album with this style of source material and arrangement. well done!

March 1, 2016 3:49 am

definitely open enough to fit the ambient bill -- not sure what it reminds me of. something I could work to, which I mean in a good way

March 1, 2016 4:42 am
Jim Wood wrote:
vinpous wrote:

Absolutely beautiful. Quite interesting that there is still a desire (of sorts) for a pulse (of sorts).

I find it difficult to drop some kind of pulse; something to be aware of.

Thanks for not saying it sounded like horror music :::-))

Well, you're welcome. But it really didn't sound like that to me. Maybe I don't watch enough (read: any) horror films?

March 1, 2016 5:27 pm

Really good. Atmospheric, dark, image provoking music.

This is how you do ambient.

March 1, 2016 7:30 pm

I was going to ask where the old field recordings came from, but seems like someone beat me to it... definitely evokes feelings of naps in dirt(s), love it

March 1, 2016 7:48 pm

Exquisite work here, made all the more impressive by the choice of the source materials, and how you've processed them.  Outstanding, Jim!

March 1, 2016 9:08 pm

Great work!

March 2, 2016 6:06 pm
GrainBastard wrote:

Really good. Atmospheric, dark, image provoking music.

This is how you do ambient.

ice smashing wrote:

I was going to ask where the old field recordings came from, but seems like someone beat me to it... definitely evokes feelings of naps in dirt(s), love it

onezero wrote:

Exquisite work here, made all the more impressive by the choice of the source materials, and how you've processed them.  Outstanding, Jim!

Tomavatars wrote:

Great work!

Thanks all!

March 2, 2016 10:10 pm

Nice, getting a Future Sound of London: Environments vibe from this. Atmospheric and interesting.

March 6, 2016 7:08 pm

Superb atmospheric piece. The sources are good in themselves, but I am very impressed by how you structured this into a composition.

March 12, 2016 6:56 pm

great work. cinematic. like.

March 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Abstract and very interesting Sound.

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