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By underground Luau on March 30, 2018 3:29 am

low effort post of my practice session before i visit smoothies in DC to record this weekend. will post that piece upon completion!

for now enjoy some tape noise

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April 2, 2018 2:23 am

Love that old tape sound.

April 2, 2018 12:16 pm

Noise from tapes is like taking a shower for me. Love it.

April 2, 2018 3:24 pm

Hissing good stuff

April 4, 2018 2:32 am

damn, tape really does work wonders, no other medium has a such a distinct and pretty noise floor. this really came out wonderful, works super well as an ambient / experimental tune. would be interested to see what this sounds like layered on top of itself at different pitches and speeds. those slower segments sound so ethereal.

April 7, 2018 11:42 pm

April 17, 2018 1:11 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Love that old tape sound.


right there with ya, it's really uncharted territory for me

Q-Rosh wrote:

Noise from tapes is like taking a shower for me. Love it.


haha love the analogy. there is something about it that just feels right isn't there


acid wrote:

Hissing good stuff


thank you!


Parallelis wrote:

damn, tape really does work wonders, no other medium has a such a distinct and pretty noise floor. this really came out wonderful, works super well as an ambient / experimental tune. would be interested to see what this sounds like layered on top of itself at different pitches and speeds. those slower segments sound so ethereal.


thanks! damn that's a great idea will definitely experiment with some layering and warping. you're pretty well versed in the tape/lofi production, you got any resources for experimenting inspo?


kaedo sevaada wrote:


:-0

April 17, 2018 1:45 am
underground Luau wrote:


Parallelis wrote:

damn, tape really does work wonders, no other medium has a such a distinct and pretty noise floor. this really came out wonderful, works super well as an ambient / experimental tune. would be interested to see what this sounds like layered on top of itself at different pitches and speeds. those slower segments sound so ethereal.


thanks! damn that's a great idea will definitely experiment with some layering and warping. you're pretty well versed in the tape/lofi production, you got any resources for experimenting inspo?

One of my favorite things to do w tape is to record something onto it and then physically mess with it. I did a project a while back where I used a paper clip to shred some of the magnetic emulsion off and crinkle up the plastic, made everything sound super fluttery and wet. Almost underwater sounding. I want to mess more with microcassette though! I've mostly only done stuff with straight up cassettes.

Here's what the tape looked like afterward (arranged to look pretty of course)

April 17, 2018 2:11 am
Parallelis wrote:
underground Luau wrote:


Parallelis wrote:

damn, tape really does work wonders, no other medium has a such a distinct and pretty noise floor. this really came out wonderful, works super well as an ambient / experimental tune. would be interested to see what this sounds like layered on top of itself at different pitches and speeds. those slower segments sound so ethereal.


thanks! damn that's a great idea will definitely experiment with some layering and warping. you're pretty well versed in the tape/lofi production, you got any resources for experimenting inspo?

One of my favorite things to do w tape is to record something onto it and then physically mess with it. I did a project a while back where I used a paper clip to shred some of the magnetic emulsion off and crinkle up the plastic, made everything sound super fluttery and wet. Almost underwater sounding. I want to mess more with microcassette though! I've mostly only done stuff with straight up cassettes.

Here's what the tape looked like afterward (arranged to look pretty of course)

oh my god thats beautiful hahaha. got a link to the project?

April 17, 2018 2:57 am
underground Luau wrote:


oh my god thats beautiful hahaha. got a link to the project?


Sure thing! It's a set of slow burn / sound art style pieces. All of the sound recordings and samples are from places affected by sea level rise.

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