David Pescovitz at 8:56 am Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Blondie's "Heart of Glass" time-stretched into 30 minutes of glorious weirdness. (Thanks, Dave Gill!)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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Voila! Instant David Lynch film.
Inception 2 soundtrack, surely.
That is exactly what I was thinking.
I had fun with time stretching this weekend. Here’s Yakety Sax/Trombone/Tuba/FogHorn/Vader
An easy effect and well-known due to Inception but the results are often surprisingly different for the same piece at different speeds and worth time spent playing around.
Next time I’m in my 20′s and taking drugs, this will be on my preferred shag tape.
Oddly calming. Like one of those”nature sound” generators for background noise.
This is almost exactly like that cock-rock ambient mix that surfaced a couple months ago. Pretty sure it was posted on the Boing. Loving this Blondie thing, though. Delicious noise.
These days on YouTube it takes 30 minutes to listen to the original.
You mean it’s not just me?
Finally I like Blondie!
So the slowed-down pop thing has been done. How does sped-up ambient/post-rock sound?
Quite. Apparently almost anything slowed down sounds like Sigur Ros. So does Sigur Ros sped up sound like Justin Bieber?
I bought a 5 cassette carousel player as is a few years ago, finding when I brought it home it had only one defect: it played the cassettes at about 175% normal speed. I found the only thing remotely listenable in my collection was Enya, when sped up sounded similar to REM. rock-tempo with melodramatic overtones.
How does sped-up ambient/post-rock sound?
Here ya go… it’s a remix I made called ”coke”. I made a much better sped up punk version of paranoid by black sabbath years ago, but I can’t find it right now:
Bit like this: http://luckydragons.bandcamp.com/album/relax-in-a-hurry
edit: listen to the longer tracks.
I tried speeding up some Explosions in the Sky but the results weren’t thrilling.
Here’s Wax’s California at original speed with audio
I use http://sourceforge.net/projects/hypermammut/files/paulstretch/
I’ve had so much fun trying different songs, the beat always like breathing. It’s awesome meditation music. Also yeah, ambient music.
For a less meme-y weird take on this song try DHR genius Shizuo (RIP)’s somewhat uncharacteristic track “Blondo” from Shizuo vs Shizor:
BRB- Have the sudden urge to go listen to a bunch of Soul Whirling Somewhere and Dead Can Dance.
Needs more Paula Deen.
Sigur Ros covers Blondie?
That right there is very much the stuff of nightmares.
I like how their time stretched version of the Doctor Who theme sounds like the sort of incidental music Doctor Who used back then!