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So is there any reason this is posted in the Aphex Twin forum, what is it from ?

 

Gwarek2, about 2:05 to 2:19. It just sounds like text to me.

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So is there any reason this is posted in the Aphex Twin forum, what is it from ?

 

Gwarek2, about 2:05 to 2:19. It just sounds like text to me.

Ah I thought it looked like a spectral thing - any chance of getting another picture with an increased FFT resolution ?

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Ah I thought it looked like a spectral thing - any chance of getting another picture with an increased FFT resolution ?

 

I think it's already reached a practical limit. I could be wrong, but I believe all the fine detail you can see in the above picture is extrapolated using a cunning formula that reads between the lines rather than anything you could properly deduce from an FFT, hence the interesting, fractal-like patterns.

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I think you guys just redefined reading into something too much.

 

Probably. I only mention it because I've hidden text in tracks like that, so it's not a big stretch to assume other musicians do too, and this was in the album released after Windowlicker, in which Richard D. James was known to be putting spirals and photos of his face in tracks. (Remember the SSTV image in Bonus High Frequency Sounds too!) So it's not entirely impossible, just unlikely. But yeah, you're right, it's probably nothing that interesting. And even if it were, listening to music's more fun than treasure hunts anyway. :)

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Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as snide, or stamp on your curiosity.

 

No, it's fine, you're right, it's probably nothing. I'm just erring on the false positive side, partly as it would be a shame to have a hidden message that no one discovers, and partly as that's what humans are hardwired to do. No apology necessary!

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It just sounds like text to me.

 

only at watmm

 

OK, that did make me laugh... you know, it sounds like two frequencies turning on and off a lot, like you get in the horizontal lines in a Latin character set, and in between them a bunch of quick bursts of clustered frequencies (the vertical lines) and quickly swooping up and down (diagonals and curves) between and very close to those two frequencies. Which I only know because I did it a while back. (Now, if you want to talk about getting obsessive, I guess you could make it so that the three horizontal lines in capital Es make a chord, which would be pretty easy to work out ratio wise, and E's the most common letter in English so it'd be quite useful. But I didn't do that. Of course, you can also simply draw on letters in the piano roll, and make the instrument a polyphonic series of single sine waves... I think I did that once too, I forget...) Like how rock bands used to play speech backwards. It's fun to encode messages using whatever methods current technology allows at the time.

 

I think I'd be more concerned about people listening to Gwarek2 for enjoyment. :)

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i think gwarek 2 features the piano. you hear the pads in the end but i think they are really chords strikes but with the attack removed. maybe used a gate or compressor

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