Something about the soundtrack to Hi Stranger tickled neurons untickled for many years.
It turned out to be the Windows 95 startup sound slowed 4000%.
Here's the original, for reference.
The Windows XP startup sound 800% slower (below) is what you will hear when the singularity tricks you into thinking you are being uploaded to the immortal metamedium, but are really just being eaten.
And here's Windows 2000:
I'm about certain that the governing principle of Windows startup sounds is "Brian Eno sped up a thousand percent")
Here's the Windows startup sound slowed to cover 24 hours; if ever I produce a movie or game set in space, this will be the ambient bridge audio. My favorite part begins about nine hours in.
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