The Last Native Speaker

April 29, 2009 10:10 PM

Languid and lingual.

The underlying harmony is a set of stacked fifths (C-G-D-A-E-B-F#), which is kind of like CM7 and D at the same time. So I'm calling this a two-chord challenge entry. The fifths are untempered, so this is in Pythagorean intonation.

Vocals improvised by the fabulous Emily Bezar, whose records you should all buy whether you like this track or not. Everything else done by me in SuperCollider.

I had to encode at a low bit rate to get all 11 minutes under 10MB. Hopefully the result isn't too gross. Here's a hi-res version.

posted by doubtfulpalace (3 comments total)

Mmm. Very nice, this suits my morning very well.
posted by dobie at 8:35 AM on April 30, 2009

I knew you were insane from your early posts, but this is even better than regular insanity. The part that starts around 2:49 is simply beyond description. The rest of it as well. The ending is really, really good. Fantastic post, doubtfulpalace. I believe this is my favorite of the stuff you've posted.
posted by micayetoca at 6:49 PM on April 30, 2009

Yup, this is just spookey good. Reminds me of the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack. And the vocals are gorgeous.
posted by roombythelake at 11:51 AM on May 29, 2009

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