July 1, 2006 5:16 AM

This is an experiment in audio loss. The idea: If you destroy audio with low-bitrate encoding, how far do you have to go before it no longer sounds like a badly encoded song, but something intriguing again? [more info]

posted by secret about box (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I don't know that I would have picked it up without the background, but it definitely still sounds like the original song; like listening to it inside of an oil drum underwater (dub dub dub blub blub blub)
posted by beerbajay at 7:06 AM on July 1, 2006

I really enjoyed that - really ethereal sound
posted by donabean at 8:26 AM on July 1, 2006

William Basinksiesque
posted by corpse at 9:31 AM on July 1, 2006


I know, isn't it amazing how the brain can still clearly recognize something after >%50 of it has been thrown out?

I think I might do a few more of these. Could make for a neat pseudo-record download.

Thanks for listening, guys.
posted by secret about box at 3:33 PM on July 1, 2006

Very cool, and sureal.
posted by Paris Hilton at 10:20 PM on July 2, 2006

Swimming in destruction.
posted by cortex at 1:22 PM on July 3, 2006

Yeah, sounds like underwater. Interesting experiment.
posted by raedyn at 8:04 AM on July 4, 2006

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