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Offline Karlos

Lost in the tune...
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:10:53 PM »
Ever had one of those days that seems to be a haze from start to finish?

During the nightly code check in, I realised I'd been listening to the same tune on continuous play for most of the day (luckily for my colleages I had headphones on else they'd have gone postal after the first 15 minutes)...

Seems I was coding away in my own little world most of the day to Aphex Twin's "Meltphace 6". Now, all I can remember of the day is that tune, which is presently stuck on infinite loop entirely in my head :lol:
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Offline jkirk

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 08:21:28 PM »
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Ever had one of those days that seems to be a haze from start to finish?


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Seems I was coding away in my own little world most of the day to Aphex Twin's "Meltphace 6". Now, all I can remember of the day is that tune, which is presently stuck on infinite loop entirely in my head


better make sure you didn't code the music in. :lol:
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Offline Karlos

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 08:22:25 PM »
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better make sure you didn't code the music in


Trust me. If code were ever translated into music, it would be something by Aphex Twin...

This particular track comprises a very gentle but hynotisingly repetetive chord pattern. It's accented by the occasional deliberate detune of the notes and by various other harmonising (or anti-harmonising) melody sounds.

The whole lot is then sat on top of his signature "hyper edited" breakbeat style. Think of a normal drumming pattern that's gone through some sort of bizzare fractal process and you begin to get the idea :-)
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Offline Karlos

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 08:46:56 PM »
Of course, the worst thing about having an Aphex Twin breakbeat stuck in your head is that it will probably drill it's own way out :lol:

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I bet Vincent knows what I mean ;-)
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Offline NoFastMem

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 10:39:09 PM »
I think glitch happens to your ear, whereas most music takes a more passive role. That's why it's pretty easy to space out to it.

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Offline Vincent

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2007, 03:47:16 PM »
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Karlos wrote:
I bet Vincent knows what I mean ;-)

:lol: I sure do!

At least it wasn't something loud like Industro Garage Beats or Corn Mouth ;-)

I'd bet you'd be even more glad it wasn't Pac-Man!! :-D
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Offline Vincent

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2007, 03:49:32 PM »
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Karlos wrote:
Trust me. If code were ever translated into music, it would be something by Aphex Twin...

Funny you should say that.....

IIRC, his first experimentation with music was apparently turning the sound right up on the tv when he had the Speccy on and listened to the changes in frequency when the screen changed :lol:
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Offline Karlos

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 04:30:14 PM »
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Vincent wrote:

I'd bet you'd be even more glad it wasn't Pac-Man!! :-D


"Eat them up! yum! yum!" :lol:

Regarding the speccy, it goes back even earlier than that. He claimed he was able to achieve a similar effect messing about on the zx81 :-D

You can tell he was a speccy fan. Half of his tracks have at least one spectrum tape loading sample in them somewhere!
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Offline Karlos

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 04:33:15 PM »
I was always surprised by the luke warm reception to Druqks. I think its some of his best stuff. Not that I ever disliked anything so far although some of his stuff can be hard to listen to at times :lol:
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Offline Karlos

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007, 05:03:11 PM »
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NoFastMem wrote:
I think glitch happens to your ear, whereas most music takes a more passive role. That's why it's pretty easy to space out to it.



:-? Sorry Chris, that turn of phrase totally lost me.
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Offline Vincent

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2007, 07:16:27 PM »
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Karlos wrote:
Regarding the speccy, it goes back even earlier than that. He claimed he was able to achieve a similar effect messing about on the zx81 :-D

Damn, that's right enough.  My memory fails me yet again :-P

Btw, I thought the same way about Drukqs.  I actually got my CDs from my uncle who didn't like it.  He liked the tunes on it, but not the way they were put on.  He really didn't like the pure acid trance stuff sitting next to the mellow piano stuff.

But what do I care, I got it for absolutely nowt :-D

I've yet to hear an Aphex Twin/AFX/Gak/Polygon Window/Caustic Window/Power-Pill song I don't like :-D

Although there's one track, "At The Heart of it All", that was a joint remix/creation between Trent Reznor and Aphex Twin that's a bit naff.
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Offline mel_zoom

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2007, 07:38:28 PM »
Karlos:
"Think of a normal drumming pattern that's gone through some sort of bizzare fractal process and you begin to get the idea"

Were you playing this on the office jukebox on thursday? I cant say Ive ever heard anything like that before - it was mental! I can see why you would like it though ;-)
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Offline Doobrey

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2007, 08:41:56 PM »
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Karlos wrote:
Now, all I can remember of the day is that tune, which is presently stuck on infinite loop entirely in my head :lol:


Ahh, then you need to use Doobrey's Magical Song Removal Technique (TM), guaranteed to get rid of any song currently stuck in your mind.
There's one slightly annoying side effect though.
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Offline X-ray

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2007, 10:26:27 PM »
Damn you Doobrey, I clicked that!
 

Offline X-ray

Re: Lost in the tune...
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2007, 10:29:38 PM »
Right, here's my revenge!