Et ne oblirate as

July 9, 2008 2:04 AM

An old lo-fi loopy ambient motif.

posted by jchgf (5 comments total)

Very nice little nonpareil that floats off untethered by the end.

I'm more from a rock/pop background, so I wonder what the first (pre-pitch-shifting) part would sound like with a chiming guitar over it, driving just a little, maybe cutting through the reverb a bit.
posted by baltimoretim at 6:55 AM on July 9, 2008

Nice one. Added to my playlist.
posted by dobie at 9:02 AM on July 9, 2008

Downloaded. Neat sound, and it works in it's current minimal form... but I think this idea could be fleshed out. How exactly is the hard part :-)
posted by phrontist at 9:41 AM on July 9, 2008

Thanks for your comments. This was done back in the days when I had a trial copy of Reason that would quit after 20 minutes without the ability to save anything. I would take a few minutes to write 8 bars, loop them and tweak the samples while recording via an audio output hijacking software before the 20 minutes were up.

It would produce limited results musically, but it was sort of fun and satisfying to be done with it so fast before I could overthink anything.
posted by jchgf at 12:52 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Love the Reason story -- it's great how restrictions can breed creativity like that. To my ear, it seems like you hit the sweet spot here. I wouldn't do too much more to a minimal piece like this, because as you say it's in danger of being "overthought." As it is, I think it works.
posted by danb at 9:32 PM on July 9, 2008

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