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25 minutes ago, Dragon said:

everyone try this!! it's like magic. fantastic feature.

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There appears to be a real problem with bots trying to pirate free music they discover on blogs.  But if they're sophisticated enough to seek out music, surely they can figure out how to tick off the "not a bot" option.  Perhaps the greater problem is that they are just too honest for this sick world.  Bots just wanna listen to their tunes and be real.  Why can't the humans just accept that?

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The title of the “weirdly specific diy books” thread has bothered me from day one. Vague and broad diy books would be a lot weirder and more useless. A more accurate title would have been “obscure diy books” or “weird diy books”.  Just waiting for someone to respond with a “lol that’s so random” to make the cycle complete. 

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On 4/18/2021 at 12:33 PM, Zephyr_Nova said:

There appears to be a real problem with bots trying to pirate free music they discover on blogs.  But if they're sophisticated enough to seek out music, surely they can figure out how to tick off the "not a bot" option.  Perhaps the greater problem is that they are just too honest for this sick world.  Bots just wanna listen to their tunes and be real.  Why can't the humans just accept that?

totally agree that bots just wanna have fun. if only they could figure out what a bicycle looks like. or a streetlamp or a bridge, then they could be free like the rest of us.

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4 of the 5 likes on my last IG post are from tinder/bumble matches.  Apparently those are the best sites for building a fanbase.  IDM hobbyists take note.  You won't find your audience on soundcloud or myspace or whatever the fuck you've been lead to believe.  Dating apps is where your fanbase waits.

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So there's that popular band trope where they'll end a song by having every instrument hit a big power harmonic that lingers & slowly fades (presumably into the cheering of the crowd). And usually the drummer will do that thing where they're just hitting really light, fast textural tones on the cymbals to go along with it. Is that just there so the drummer has something to do? Don't get me wrong, it usually isn't annoying (except for when I'm trying to sample the reverb tails of songs), but it also just kinda feels like it's there for the sake of it being there.

I think I like it better when the drummer plays that outro bit like the main rhythm of the song is slowly unspooling; like there might be a couple of stray kicks & recognizable elements from the rhythm proper, but in a way that makes obvious that the groove has been irrevocably broken.

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which one of you is adam curtis? your new documentary series is absolutely sick.

 

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Andrzej Panufnik – "Kołysanka" from Polonia
Aphex Twin – #13
Aphex Twin – #23
Aphex Twin – #3
Aphex Twin – #4
Aphex Twin – Avril 14th
Arne Weinberg & Shawn Rudiman – The Lost Arts
Arsenic1987 – Pac-Man Theme (Remix)
Atticus Ross & Leopold Ross - Eleven Fifty Eight
Benjamin Britten – “Dawn” from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bill Ryder-Jones – The Reader (Malbork)
Bonnie Guitar – Dark Moon
Brian McBride – A Gathering to Lead Me When You're Gone
Brian McBride – Girl Nap
Brian McBride – When the Detail Lost its Freedom
Bright Eyes – Lua
Burial – Beachfires
Burial – Forgive
Chromatics – Broken Mirrors
Cigarettes After Sex – Starry Eyes
Claude Channes – La Chinoise (Mao Mao)
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet – Ghosts of Things to Come
Cocteau Twins – Lorelei
Death in Vegas – Lever Street
Demen – Korridorer
Ennio Morricone – La Casa Delle Streghe
Gang of Four - Natural's Not In It
Geneva Skeen – A Parallel Array of Horses
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Static
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - The Dead Flag Blues
Grazhdanskaya Oborona – Вечная весна (Eternal Spring)
Harold Budd – Jane 16 (For Pale Saints)
Headless Heroes – True Love Will Find You in the End
Henry Mancini – Experiment in Terror
In the Nursery – Haunted Dancehall
John Barry – God Save Us
John Barry – Yes, Who is That?
John Carpenter – Theme from The Fog
Johnny Boy – You are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve
Kenneth McKellar – Faery Song
Lawrence Welk – Calcutta
Loreta Kovacic – Tortured Tendon Time
Marlene Dietrich – Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind
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Natalie Beridze – Lavandar Lips
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Natalie Beridze – When Dreams Become Responsibility
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Nine Inch Nails – Run Like Hell
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Pye Corner Audio – It May Not be Real
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Richard Strauss – Morgen, Op. 27, no. 4
Richie Hawtin – No Way Back
Roger Eno – Quixote
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2 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

So there's that popular band trope where they'll end a song by having every instrument hit a big power harmonic that lingers & slowly fades (presumably into the cheering of the crowd). And usually the drummer will do that thing where they're just hitting really light, fast textural tones on the cymbals to go along with it. Is that just there so the drummer has something to do? Don't get me wrong, it usually isn't annoying (except for when I'm trying to sample the reverb tails of songs), but it also just kinda feels like it's there for the sake of it being there.

I think I like it better when the drummer plays that outro bit like the main rhythm of the song is slowly unspooling; like there might be a couple of stray kicks & recognizable elements from the rhythm proper, but in a way that makes obvious that the groove has been irrevocably broken.

could you post an example of that? i don't know what you're talking about.

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7 minutes ago, brian trageskin said:

could you post an example of that? i don't know what you're talking about.

i think the specific track that inspired this post was this one, although tbh maybe it's not even a great example. like i said i'm not complaining about this sound, more just recognizing it consciously (and how it inevitably causes there to be shimmery hihat texture in the mix whenever i sample the tonal wash from the end of some piece of muic)

1588009350_chrishinze-easyanswering.mp3

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2 minutes ago, Cryptowen said:

i think the specific track that inspired this post was this one, although tbh maybe it's not even a great example. like i said i'm not complaining about this sound, more just recognizing it consciously (and how it inevitably causes there to be shimmery hihat texture in the mix whenever i sample the tonal wash from the end of some piece of muic)

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i still don't know what you mean. could you post a better example?

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1 minute ago, brian trageskin said:

i still don't know what you mean. could you post a better example?

probably but i'll have to stumble upon one.

this was really one of those "oh yeah i feel like that's a thing i hear a lot....but I can't think of a single other specific example" moments :datboi:

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1 hour ago, Cryptowen said:

it inevitably causes there to be shimmery hihat texture in the mix whenever i sample the tonal wash from the end of some piece of muic

 

use it ! 

 

... gordon ramsay fox GIF by Hell's Kitchen
 

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9 minutes ago, toaoaoad said:

use it !

for real tho, the whole magic of sampling is in all of those borderline-subliminal background details, which only become apparent in the context of hearing something looped over & over. because i make music on a computer i try to introduce as many "noise" elements as i can without totally destroying the track - ie, having the samples be kinda messy, the timing on some loops just a little bit off, weird little glitches in the mixdown kept instead of being corrected. my goal with making music is similar to my goal with photography - i'm not trying to construct a perfect shot, but rather to capture the organically unfolding moment in such a way that it elevates the constituent parts with a minimum of authorial intervention

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23 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

 

Every mainstream American Conservative figure: Curses, my own younger self - my only weakness!

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14 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

Every mainstream American Conservative figure: Curses, my own younger self - my only weakness!

And here too I sit, corrected, having thought that the present-day Tuck-Medicated-Asspad's face couldn't get more punchable.

God I just want to take a 2x4, Tommy Boy style to that yearbook shitstain

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On 4/21/2021 at 8:33 AM, Cryptowen said:

So there's that popular band trope where they'll end a song by having every instrument hit a big power harmonic that lingers & slowly fades (presumably into the cheering of the crowd). And usually the drummer will do that thing where they're just hitting really light, fast textural tones on the cymbals to go along with it.

This is a huge problem among roughly half of all drummers I have recorded.  Just let the fucking cymbal ring out.  No one cares about your post-song tinkles.  Usually I have foresight enough to get them to replay the last 4 bars with a single crash ringing out on the last beat.  But I've needed to do at least a few sneaky edits in my time.

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29 minutes ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

This is a huge problem among roughly half of all drummers I have recorded.  Just let the fucking cymbal ring out.  No one cares about your post-song tinkles.

I have noticed this phenomenon any time I've gone out dancing & really gotten into it: at a certain point (even totally sober) it actually becomes difficult to stop moving in time to the rhythm. It's like a sort of kinetic flow builds up - I'll leave the dance floor, and notice that my fingers are still moving or my foot is still shuffling as I'm talking to people, almost of their own accord. I imagine it might be the same way with drumming - you become so engaged with the rhythm, that it takes actual conscious effort to break out of it

literally chained 2 dah rhythm

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I used to think that the automated answers in email and some IMs were kind of stupid but now I've come to realize that when you get an email or message that's clearly just a copy-paste job but they still expect an answer it's perfectly fine to use these quick automated answers to politely say "no".

Spoiler

Instead of the usual "fuck off".

 

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observation: this conversation about a situation that almost went left, almost went left

 

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For some reason I can drink straight/pure vodka easier than I used to. And I ain't talkin about that cheap domestic plastic bottle shit. I mean the authentic Ruskiy stuff.

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