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Vacation

By Jim Wood on February 21, 2018 6:34 pm

I was watching a cellphone video of a fight on a Carnival Cruise ship (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=P1c2s0dQD3g) when I inadvertantly triggered a loop I'd been working on in Ableton Live. Thinks: "This could work." I quantized the sound from the video to sync with the tempo, rearranged sections, and this is the result. Ending is Paulstretched.

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February 26, 2018 12:09 am

Proof that there's music everywhere if you keep yourself open to it.  The fight noises almost sound celebratory in this context. 

February 26, 2018 12:57 am

As much as we seem to be surrounded by human ugliness as current society winds itself down...it's great to hear art made from the detritus.  Nicely done!

February 26, 2018 2:17 am

Total agree with onezero.  It's important to take the bad stuff and make good stuff with it.... Something about lemonade.

February 26, 2018 2:50 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Proof that there's music everywhere if you keep yourself open to it.  The fight noises almost sound celebratory in this context.

onezero wrote:

As much as we seem to be surrounded by human ugliness as current society winds itself down...it's great to hear art made from the detritus.  Nicely done!

User Agent wrote:

Total agree with onezero.  It's important to take the bad stuff and make good stuff with it.... Something about lemonade.

If life gives you lemonade, drink it. Thanks, all!

February 27, 2018 6:15 am

To me the overall effect is kinda eerily dystopian. Like it.

February 27, 2018 3:07 pm

Coll vocal chops... and this stumbling in the melody fits nicely.

February 27, 2018 4:15 pm

woah cool, that ending would make a great pad too smile

February 27, 2018 7:22 pm

Crazycool.

February 27, 2018 9:21 pm

The youtube video was shocking for me. The musical processing works fine but still leaves a strange impression in my brain. This kind of vacation is nothing I would like to experience. But thank you for documenting all those artefacts in the www.

February 27, 2018 11:11 pm

Just when I think they're done, they come back! Nice creation, creative ideas. I like thinking of them as celebratory sounds. Scared to watch that video and see what truth is. This new reality you made here is better no doubt. Glad you mentioned paul stretch, been meaning to play with that.

February 28, 2018 1:34 am
Avarine wrote:

To me the overall effect is kinda eerily dystopian. Like it.

theGuen wrote:

Coll vocal chops... and this stumbling in the melody fits nicely.

Tone Matrix wrote:

woah cool, that ending would make a great pad too smile

E-dub wrote:

Crazycool.

Q-Rosh wrote:

The youtube video was shocking for me. The musical processing works fine but still leaves a strange impression in my brain. This kind of vacation is nothing I would like to experience. But thank you for documenting all those artefacts in the www.

I think of cruise ships as a kind of floating prison; nothing to do but eat and get on one another's nerves.

miraclemiles wrote:

Just when I think they're done, they come back! Nice creation, creative ideas. I like thinking of them as celebratory sounds. Scared to watch that video and see what truth is. This new reality you made here is better no doubt. Glad you mentioned paul stretch, been meaning to play with that.

Thanks for the comments!

February 28, 2018 5:09 am

Didn’t read the description or watch the video until after I heard the track, but I felt like something was disturbing/guttural about the vocal samples, now watching the video it makes sense, interesting piece, certainly enjoyed listening to it, going on vacation tomorrow with my wife and two kids, I’m sure it will be nothing like this

March 1, 2018 6:56 pm

Geezus that video was nuts! Nice way to turn that frown upside down, if you will!

March 1, 2018 10:55 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Didn’t read the description or watch the video until after I heard the track, but I felt like something was disturbing/guttural about the vocal samples, now watching the video it makes sense, interesting piece, certainly enjoyed listening to it, going on vacation tomorrow with my wife and two kids, I’m sure it will be nothing like this

I hope not. ::)

cfurrow wrote:

Geezus that video was nuts! Nice way to turn that frown upside down, if you will!

Turning the frown upside down in this case would be the Poseidon Adventure.

March 2, 2018 6:26 am

It's like contemporary classical music mixed with electronic music and people yelling, could be used as a soundtrack for performance art!

March 4, 2018 2:53 am

Why would one go on a cruise to fight? People are stoopid... great track!

March 4, 2018 4:40 am

Very groovy and tastefully done.  Some great tones and rhythms here.

March 4, 2018 5:36 pm

Full of surprises. Like this very much. Chopping up the sounds of people fighting really works. The breaks in the melody patterns are somewhat representing the fact that cruises are so artificial and that the reality really wants to break out somehow.

March 4, 2018 10:12 pm

Watching the video muted while listening to this track was a slightly weird experience, very cool track created from a unique starting point.

March 9, 2018 1:03 am

April 1, 2018 7:25 pm

Tense!  Creative use of the sample.  Also the juxtaposition of pleasant/terrible : vacation/fight : pleasant melodies/stark noises

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