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Building Better Paragraphs

By Jim Wood on December 23, 2018 8:42 pm

Voices from "Building Better Paragraphs" (Coronet Films, 1953). https://archive.org/details/BuildingBetterParagraphs). A more subtle use of Live's groove pool. Extensive editing of the "girl's" voice made her sound like she was cajoling a puppy.

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December 24, 2018 3:06 am

I don't know how you're getting these sounds but I love it.

December 24, 2018 4:45 am
cfurrow wrote:

I don't know how you're getting these sounds but I love it.

Sometimes I don't know how either. ::)

December 24, 2018 10:22 am

I wouldn't necessarily cal them voices since the words have been destroyed, but rather vocal samples.

December 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Devieus wrote:

I wouldn't necessarily cal them voices since the words have been destroyed, but rather vocal samples.

If you like.

December 25, 2018 9:24 am
Jim Wood wrote:
Devieus wrote:

I wouldn't necessarily cal them voices since the words have been destroyed, but rather vocal samples.

If you like.

Thanks, I'll do that.

December 26, 2018 2:23 pm

this is some very inspiring sound design. amazing!

December 26, 2018 8:36 pm

East meets west meets ET. Sounds like an Asian influenced piece with western orchestral instruments mixed in with very cute cuddly aliens. I found that film clip both amusing and informative.

December 27, 2018 12:56 am

Somehow soothing and unsettling at the same time. 

December 27, 2018 1:04 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Somehow soothing and unsettling at the same time.

agreed, that's the Jim Wood secret sauce!  Excellent job, Jim!!!! heart

December 27, 2018 1:45 am
NWSPR wrote:

East meets west meets ET. Sounds like an Asian influenced piece with western orchestral instruments mixed in with very cute cuddly aliens. I found that film clip both amusing and informative.

Being part of the AV Club, those were were the main focus of my existence. smile

CosmicCairns wrote:

Somehow soothing and unsettling at the same time.

orangedrink wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:

Somehow soothing and unsettling at the same time.

Getting a bit formulaic, maybe I should try unsettling and soothing.

agreed, that's the Jim Wood secret sauce!  Excellent job, Jim!!!! heart

Thanks, man!


December 27, 2018 1:46 am
Bleeoop wrote:

this is some very inspiring sound design. amazing!

Thanks for listening!

December 27, 2018 2:31 pm

Agree with east meets west comment, interesting blend of sounds, like where the voice almost starts sounding like a trumpet.

December 27, 2018 10:21 pm

One of the things I love about your tracks is how the sounds are "synthetic" but still preserve the human element in them, and the fact that you tend to find the perfect balance between strangeness and accessibility.
This track is no exception. Well done!

December 28, 2018 9:24 am

I get a great gamelan vibe from this... has that ethereal, "temple of the robots" combination. Very successful mix of interesting elements.   

December 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Agree with east meets west comment, interesting blend of sounds, like where the voice almost starts sounding like a trumpet.

Plantrain wrote:

One of the things I love about your tracks is how the sounds are "synthetic" but still preserve the human element in them, and the fact that you tend to find the perfect balance between strangeness and accessibility.
This track is no exception. Well done!

Ashen Simian wrote:

I get a great gamelan vibe from this... has that ethereal, "temple of the robots" combination. Very successful mix of interesting elements.

"Strangeness and accessibility." Sounds like my life. smile

December 29, 2018 2:32 am

Sounds kinda cute in an alien way and I love the title!

December 29, 2018 9:47 pm

Makes me think of a kind of fantasy elvish holiday tale for some reason. Enjoyed.

December 30, 2018 1:30 am
LydiaPrimate wrote:

Sounds kinda cute in an alien way and I love the title!

miraclemiles wrote:

Makes me think of a kind of fantasy elvish holiday tale for some reason. Enjoyed.

Alien and elvish; can't beat that!

December 30, 2018 9:55 pm

My kind of paragraphs! A ceremony held in a temple located on a distant moon, love the bell-echoes big_smile

January 4, 2019 2:18 pm

Really cool sound design on the voices and I enjoyed the aphex twin-like rhythms smile

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