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The Highest Level of Special

By Jim Wood on October 6, 2018 5:07 pm

Fun with sine waves. Vocals: Slow German podcast "Migration," moving the playhead again and capturing mangled audio with Audio Hijack. Varied tempos, centered around 120 bpm. B Minor.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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October 8, 2018 3:58 am

I'm not sure what was messing with my brain more, the warped vocals or the warped synths.  Very disorienting, in a good way of course.

October 8, 2018 6:48 am

As the title pronounces, this song is very special. A very special muscal friend to start the week with. Well organised with lots of surprises. Love it mucho.

October 8, 2018 7:40 am

It's just full of special to be sure.

October 8, 2018 11:25 am

Nice effects and vocals work as usual. Sin waves are always fun!

October 8, 2018 11:51 am

Love the warped things, really cool.

October 8, 2018 2:26 pm

Woah. sup-er-staaaaarrr

October 8, 2018 2:34 pm

The intro sounds like getting the high score on an old 80s arcade machine that went senile. And as a hobby in it's off time attempted to learn German. Love how warped you push this composition into a a very active sound collage. Pushing things to a new level.

October 8, 2018 2:57 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I'm not sure what was messing with my brain more, the warped vocals or the warped synths.  Very disorienting, in a good way of course.

Fred und Luna wrote:

As the title pronounces, this song is very special. A very special muscal friend to start the week with. Well organised with lots of surprises. Love it mucho.

Thanks! The title was a snide comment re our bloviating president.

October 8, 2018 2:58 pm
Devieus wrote:

It's just full of special to be sure.

hieme wrote:

Nice effects and vocals work as usual. Sin waves are always fun!

Bleeoop wrote:

Love the warped things, really cool.

Special is as special does? ::)

October 8, 2018 3:00 pm
mikememo wrote:

Woah. sup-er-staaaaarrr

NWSPR wrote:

The intro sounds like getting the high score on an old 80s arcade machine that went senile. And as a hobby in it's off time attempted to learn German. Love how warped you push this composition into a a very active sound collage. Pushing things to a new level.

Heh, I almost subbed it out at the last minute because I was sure how well it was working.

October 9, 2018 12:59 pm

Sinewave fan here such as my track this week  is mostly sinetones!  Nice work on the manual playhead capturing again. I like the organic yet random vibe about it.

October 9, 2018 2:37 pm

I like the rhythm here, and the mysterious feel... I imagine myself walking through a dark museum exhibition listening to this...

October 9, 2018 9:55 pm
NWSPR wrote:

The intro sounds like getting the high score on an old 80s arcade machine that went senile.

Such an apt description!  I'm imagining Space Invaders thought it was Burgertime and it's throwing sandwiches at the aliens.


October 10, 2018 9:09 am

I love that atonal, jazzy vibe of the "chords" and the voices, again. This somehow evokes very old skool avantgarde feelings in me, a bit like a modern take on some of the work by Stockhausen... excellent!

October 10, 2018 3:34 pm
rdomain wrote:

Sinewave fan here such as my track this week  is mostly sinetones!  Nice work on the manual playhead capturing again. I like the organic yet random vibe about it.

Mission Crossing wrote:

I like the rhythm here, and the mysterious feel... I imagine myself walking through a dark museum exhibition listening to this...

orangedrink wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

The intro sounds like getting the high score on an old 80s arcade machine that went senile.

Such an apt description!  I'm imagining Space Invaders thought it was Burgertime and it's throwing sandwiches at the aliens.

You are too kind (but I'll bask in your positive comments anyway).

Ashen Simian wrote:

I love that atonal, jazzy vibe of the "chords" and the voices, again. This somehow evokes very old skool avantgarde feelings in me, a bit like a modern take on some of the work by Stockhausen... excellent!

It was Paul Lansky's "Mild und Leise," but that was the general idea.

October 11, 2018 5:26 pm

What a trip! I love when the repitch scales up and down, it gives off the best vibes big_smile The stretching and bouncy vocal clips are spot on heart

October 11, 2018 5:31 pm

such neato sounds!

October 12, 2018 11:40 am

Has a very quirky and cool atmosphere, like the vibe a lot!

October 12, 2018 3:03 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

such neato sounds!

Wait. Are those Gnus crossing a crocodile-infested river?

October 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Fun fun. I've never thought about there being levels of special. A good thing to ponder. I think I like the sin waves most, but vox have some lovely moments, I like when it sounds like "superstar"

October 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Jim Wood wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

such neato sounds!

Wait. Are those Gnus crossing a crocodile-infested river?

i think they are waterbuffalo smile

October 14, 2018 4:07 am

Deliciously weird... weirdly delicious

October 14, 2018 12:17 pm

Oh, man, when the strings subtly come in this really started speaking to me. It's pretty in a very strange (special?) way.

October 26, 2018 3:46 pm

Hijack is such a handy program!  You definitely got some unsettling and creepy sounds out of this yikes  PS that makes two of us with 'doofus leader' inspired titles smile

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