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By Jim Wood on April 26, 2018 6:30 pm

A continuation of last week's approach. Simple syncopated I IV chord progression. Vocals: English as a Second Language podcast #1091 "Punishing Children." C Major.

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April 30, 2018 12:22 am

I got images of a fragmented world of prisms and lights going through my head while listening, really love the chopped n screwed approach you went with. The synths and voices mingle together quite beautifully smile

April 30, 2018 12:40 am
Gab Manette wrote:

I got images of a fragmented world of prisms and lights going through my head while listening, really love the chopped n screwed approach you went with. The synths and voices mingle together quite beautifully smile

High praise indeed. Thanks!

April 30, 2018 12:40 am

Love the vocal chopping. human and robotic at the same time. Is it autotuned into a melody? btw, "Punishing Children" is best done in e minor.

April 30, 2018 12:46 am
NWSPR wrote:

Love the vocal chopping. human and robotic at the same time. Is it autotuned into a melody? btw, "Punishing Children" is best done in e minor.

Not if you want a major behavioral change ::)

April 30, 2018 2:38 am

This is ear candy. I love it

April 30, 2018 3:13 am

Major-key corrections seem to work the best. This is like lying on a beach and having your toes occasionally bathed by warm grains of speech sounds.

April 30, 2018 3:39 am

If robots could sing it might sound something like this.  Really awesome stuff.

April 30, 2018 9:19 am

Really fun use of the vocals and the overall vibe is very nice

April 30, 2018 2:01 pm

wow, I love this!  reminds me a bit of Pogo

April 30, 2018 2:42 pm

Hell yeah this rules. Great rhythmic consideration going on with them vocal chops.

April 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Oh! Weird in a good good way! The synths are lovely. Sounds like a mix between DVA and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

April 30, 2018 3:26 pm
mikememo wrote:

wow, I love this!  reminds me a bit of Pogo

Was gonna say this as well, definitely has a bit of a Pogo vibe going on, it's a nice vibe. Absolutely wonderful tune, really lush and beautiful.

April 30, 2018 3:33 pm
mikememo wrote:

wow, I love this!  reminds me a bit of Pogo

Parallelis wrote:
mikememo wrote:

wow, I love this!  reminds me a bit of Pogo

Was gonna say this as well, definitely has a bit of a Pogo vibe going on, it's a nice vibe. Absolutely wonderful tune, really lush and beautiful.

I'll take that Pogo comparison with a big smile.

April 30, 2018 3:35 pm
cfurrow wrote:

This is ear candy. I love it

onezero wrote:

Major-key corrections seem to work the best. This is like lying on a beach and having your toes occasionally bathed by warm grains of speech sounds.

CosmicCairns wrote:

If robots could sing it might sound something like this.  Really awesome stuff.

LydiaPrimate wrote:

Really fun use of the vocals and the overall vibe is very nice

bc likes you wrote:

Hell yeah this rules. Great rhythmic consideration going on with them vocal chops.

??? wrote:

Oh! Weird in a good good way! The synths are lovely. Sounds like a mix between DVA and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

Have to check them out. Thanks.

Thank you all for listening and commenting!

May 1, 2018 4:35 pm

lovely and heartwarming. enjoyed every millisecond of it. did not find the link: how to punish children with english as a second language.

May 1, 2018 5:14 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

lovely and heartwarming. enjoyed every millisecond of it. did not find the link: how to punish children with english as a second language.

Danke sehr! That podcast was from 2015, so it's probably long gone (but still on my hard drive) ::)

May 1, 2018 8:42 pm

Hypnotic and gives me some good mood... Don’t feel punished at all wink
That voice processing is surely one of your best!

May 2, 2018 3:29 pm

Excellent soundworld... I like the twitchy progress with the chords, works nicely with the chopped voices.

May 2, 2018 9:19 pm

Love how the vocals are human, but still not entirely human. And the chopping gives it a very cool rhythmic feel.
A strange topic for an english lesson put to good use here!

May 3, 2018 4:00 am
theGuen wrote:

Hypnotic and gives me some good mood... Don’t feel punished at all wink
That voice processing is surely one of your best!

Ashen Simian wrote:

Excellent soundworld... I like the twitchy progress with the chords, works nicely with the chopped voices.

Plantrain wrote:

Love how the vocals are human, but still not entirely human. And the chopping gives it a very cool rhythmic feel.
A strange topic for an english lesson put to good use here!

Thats what I love about language podcasts; they often deal with fairly bizarre material.

Thank you all for your comments!

May 4, 2018 4:34 pm

Really cool use of the voices but those nice soft underlying pads fading in and out really bring it together.  Nice work!

May 6, 2018 3:31 pm

May 7, 2018 1:36 pm

Really warm vibe to this.  Like a pop record melting in the sun.  Maybe it's because of that I IV progression with the pop comfort hidden there subliminally.  Nice work.

May 9, 2018 2:18 am

really enjoyed this, love the back and forth between the chopped voice samples and those warm synth chords its like a dialogue

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