Rob Beschizza at 7:11 am Tue, Aug 17, 2010
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Since that link’s down, here’s Svefn-G-Englar sped up from 8 mins to 2 mins. It becomes quite a foot-tapping ditty.
That was a good idea. Enjoyable.
I used to do this with old 78s, played at 33 even uptempo swing is pretty mellow.
Mellow? Not when the Caretaker’s finished with ‘em: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKFcxRSLCHg&feature=related
I’m actually listening to this *right now*
I’ll reserve judgement until someone provides me with some 800% sped up sigur ros.
I would be curious to know what tools were used. It seems like there is some reverb or other sustain added to the slowed-down track.
Is the reverse true? If you speed up Sigur Ros…
The new magic is being able to slow stuff down without changing the pitch *and* without it creating horrible stretching artifacts in the sound. Not to be missed.
Did we miss the announcement explaining grey-enhanced comments?
Gray box comments are editors and mods.
So does this mean if you speed up Sigor Ros it sounds like Bieber?
Dear Internet, Can you please fix it for me what I can hear Sigur Ros sped up?
You can’t slow down by more than 100%. It’s really slowed down 91%, so it plays back at 9% or 1/11 speed.
Sure you can, it just means that it has been stretched out to last eight times longer.
moby already did this in 1994 with “Hymn.Alt.Quiet.Version” (33:43).
sounds about the same, anyway.
Update: The protocol name at the start of the hoax claim link has an extra “h” in it! Try this.
Yes, and the hoax claim is a hoax anyhoo. Two hoaxes make a legit, right?
Played out of sync in two tabs simultaneously is extra-weird, but kind of sublime too.
Wow, this is a major improvement for JB. I figured I’d give it a minute or two, and now 15 minutes later I realize that it is still playing in the background.
I just tried speeding Hafsol up by 800% and, well, no. Trying some others :D
Speeding up Vidvar Vel Til Loftarasa by 100% isn’t bad, actually. Not as epic, but decent.
@MrScience Wow! The artifacts in the re-sped-up version grind off the icky bubblegum veneer and make that into a very listenable, catchy and slightly trippy song. Gonna have to try that on a few more of Mr. Bieber’s gummy treats.
See, I you never know what two things might have in common. I’d rather go deaf than listen to either.
Actually, Bieber might be more honest, though. Sigur Ros is the embodiment of the emperor wearing no clothes..
Having seen them perform, I couldn’t disagree more. They may not be to your taste, but they are very talented.
Yeah, I sped it up too. It’s real. Also, awful.
Bieber is so talented. He was talked about in a video on YouTube because he was the Top Trending Topic of the day – http://www.youtube.com/user/TopTrendingTopics#p/u/0/I6sH2cUu-mI. You should check it out. :)
I just did the same thing with two rounds of Amazing Slow Downer and Audio Hijack Pro. It’s legit!
here’s the proof
This would probably be funnier if I had any idea what the original sounded like. Is it the kind of music 40 year old indie dorks like me usually like?
Your ‘Hoax claim’ link is broken. There’s an extra h before http…
F***ing Slowed down Justin Bieber sounding like Sigur Ros, how does it work?
Holy cow. I just threw this through the open source Audacity, did a Tempo Change of 800%, and came up with this. Legit!
Someone at the site brought this track to our attention. We may have been had.
Wow… Justin Bieber, only more tolerable…
It’s apparently fake:
Seems it’s just a renamed Photon Wave Orchestra song.
Thanks for the download link!!
This is actually some one else’s music:
Much as you’re right about there being a hoax here, you’ve obviously not spotted the upload date of the Photon Wave Orchestra song to see which song is the hoax.
You are right –
I am trying to figure out how two separate individuals decided to speed up the same song at the same rate independent of one another. Something about this seems VERY fishy…
It’s not a fake .. it’s a fake fake .. or something. If you take that track, speed it up 8x, the result really is bubblegum.
It’s been run thru some filters, but it’s unmistakable.
It seems this Photon Wave track, released April 1st (according to your link), managed to troll us some 6 months later. And the article is accurate (or close to, it is post-processed, not purely 1/8th speed).
I used “Paul’s Extreme Sound Stretch”/”Paulstretch” to put the file back to normal. You can do this yourself. It really is Justin Bieber.
But the song seems to be altered, it’s very hollow, fading in and out with a lot of flanging and reverb.
This Mortal Coil…
I just used the app soundstretch (from libSoundTouch) to speed the track back up by 1000%, and it gets it back to a close enough tempo that my iPhone (using SoundHound) recognizes it as U Smile.
I think the hollowness might just be an artifact of stretching it so dramatically.
Alas, Sigur Ros sped up does not sound like Justin Bieber.
I just sped up the track and this is not a hoax. it wasn’t exactly 800% and there was definitely a lot of reverb and stuff added afterwards, but it is still very much the Bieb.
Photon Wave Orchestra does not exist at all.
For anyone interested, here’s what it sounds like if you speed up Sigur RÃ³s (Svefn-G-Englar, to be more specific) by 300% or so- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1996817/02%20Svefn-G-Englar%20300%25%20Speed.mp3
(via The Daily What)
Not a hoax. Download Paul’s Extreme Sound Stretch and try it.
Reminds me of 9 Beet Stretch:
a good program for this sort of stretching is paulstretch:
i used it to make a 3+ hour version of barber’s “adagio for strings,” which i call “adagissississississississississississimo for strings.”
post-bubblegum pop? i love it. since i have never heard the 8oox faster bieber, i have to say i’m a fan. but i have always been a sucker for canadian music! i was in buffalo, ny the same week j.bieb was in toronto for a concert. there were fliers and radio stations pushing the show and concert tix up for grabs if one registered. had i know it was going to sound like this, i’d have totally made the effort to attend! i wonder if he is going to hook up with godspeed you black emperor!? would that be “post-canadian”?
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