No Surprises

July 29, 2012 8:39 PM

I really have no explanation for what I was thinking on this.

posted by InfidelZombie (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That snare should win an award for "most un-radiohead-sounding sound" in this competition.

I love the pitched voices; the deep "let's bring down" made me guffaw.
posted by dubold at 5:11 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is like the soundtrack from some half-remembered childhood TV bit, complete with the sense of inexplicable and implacable low-level terror from surreal confusion and all.
posted by cortex at 1:39 PM on July 30, 2012

The instrumental break? Ridiculous.
Fine work.
posted by man vs sun at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2012

Thanks all. It was odd how fast this came together - started playing with the bass line Saturday night and had it done Sunday evening. The main vocal was straight luck, I was looking for an effect that would make it sound robotic and hit on "swirling stereo chorus" which gave me the high pitched voice. Then I added the delay and it became this weird repeating thing, and I knew the key was to finish it without adding too much and killing what I had.

It's a lesson for me to get a vocal track down fast on these projects-- usually I layer and layer until it gets out of hand, then try to mix vocals into that mess. This one is just five tracks, but it has a lot of space and still feels complete.
posted by InfidelZombie at 8:37 AM on July 31, 2012

The bass line is quite a lot like stand by me. But, no I won't, no I won't say a thing.
Good work.
posted by multivalent at 11:42 AM on August 1, 2012

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