"Making a note here: huge ambient success."

Still Alive from Portal, slowed down 800%

Sigur Ros, sped up 300%.

(And the less funny one that is also making the rounds, posted only so that 30 of you don't post it as a comment.)

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16 Responses:

  1. jabber says:

    I was going to try speeding up Sigur Ros once I got home.

    I expected it to sounds like ABBA.

  2. elusis says:

    Well that Sigur Ros is positively jaunty!

  3. elfoozlero says:

    Brian Eno's "Discreet Music" is worth checking out if you like this. Also, bunches of Gavin Bryar's work.

    And yes, I believe that Eno is God. (Rob Willis first told me that before I knew who Eno was!)


  4. lproven says:

    I rather like the Portal song, but the slowed-down one is also rather wonderful. I prefer Sigur Rós at normal speed.

    However, Justin Bieber - like many YouTube commenters, I've never heard this Murrican teenybopper before, and I wish I hadn't listening to this asinine single. The slowed-down version is great stuff, though.

  5. unwoman says:

    About 10 years ago on *I think* on illegalart was Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" slowed down at varying rates using granular synthesis like the Bieber one. It is really pretty, though it would be even prettier if it was slow enough you couldn't hear her weird diction. I wish I could find that track now...

  6. lionsphil says:

    I'm more impressed at how good a job it did of pitch-corrected slowdown. Audacity chokes at that kind of stretch factor last I remember.

    That said, one of the reasons I still use mplayer for anything is the -speed option.

  7. buz says:

    Simpson's did it...

    But - yeah - wow. I think I'm going to do that to all my Bad Brains recordings.