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An Experiment With Time
by duncan_beattie
Recommends (9)
Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 9:41 AM

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fourstones
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permalink   Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 12:23 PM
The first three times I listened to this it was like I was listening to three different tracks.

It sounds like you reversed the phase on the stereo and it throws some of the sounds around my room and I kept turning around lol.

Fantastic soundtrack music, a schooling really for lots of folks on the site that claim they are aiming for that.

A microscopic nit: I don’t know if it’s intentional but occasionally the tonal shifts overlap (like around 1:08) and I can’t tell if that just a phrase that held on a few beats too long (a similar phrase comes back around 2:20 and it’s ‘cleaner’).
 
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permalink   duncan_beattie Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 2:35 PM
Quote: fourstonesoccasionally the tonal shifts overlap

The overlap isn’t strictly speaking intentional but a result of the different time structures at play. The piano conflicts with the synth bass three times across the piece the third time resolves the time differences. It comes from holding the phrase on the piano and repeating a section of the bass (in decrements of the fibonacci sequence).

Damn good ears you’ve got there sir ;)

dbt
teru
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permalink   Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 1:52 PM
1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4. lol.

Quite thought provoking. Beautiful sounds. I like the heartbeat concept, it works well but I would have put a break in somewhere near the middle to give it some contrast. All in all a good kind of different. : )
 
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permalink   duncan_beattie Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 2:42 PM
Quote: teruI would have put a break in somewhere near the middle to give it some contrast.

I did try it with a break around halfway but once I got the flatline noise at the end I went with the whole lifespan concept (although 200 bpm can’t be good)
gurdonark
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permalink   Tue, Mar 21, 2006 @ 5:36 PM
An energetic piece of complex fun.
This one fits together quite well, and the piano is just amazing—it’s got some of that sense of experimentation of early 70s jazz and really cool art rock. It’s soothing and smooth, though; not just an experiment run amok. Well done, sir.

I think that the “something more” is that around 3:00 or so, it could use another instrument intervening, perhaps something like a thumping string bass solo or a synthbass thudding a different countertheme. But I like this one.
DeBenedictis
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permalink   Sun, Apr 9, 2006 @ 11:38 AM
wow. this one really speaks to me for some reason. really gets the mind going. good job..
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Mon, Aug 30, 2010 @ 1:52 PM
Weird & inspiring, probably a few weeks on my mp3 player.
For what its worth after 4 years, I think it’s finished. Anything else will only be a distraction
Would love a How I did it on this one