Our Lady Of The Morlocks

January 16, 2015 3:05 PM

A rough vocal for a rough congregation.

This is the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, minus the Bach part, with a looped ten-second sample of escalator noise from the Friendship Heights Metro station in DC.

posted by Johnny Wallflower (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

This is really sweet. You've engineered the reverb really well, it sounds like you could be in an echoey part of the station, which gives me this image of the last passenger getting off the last train of the evening and taking advantage of the acoustics.
posted by greenish at 5:34 AM on January 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Great singing. I really like how by losing the traditional accompaniment and bringing in the strange echoey tones of the escalator, the melody seems to sort of come unmoored from its original key -- it's a very cool effect. It makes the cadences sound kind of like they might be going somewhere quite dissonant, even though they turn out not to be. Ending is perfect.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:04 PM on January 19, 2015

Wonderful. Thanks.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:04 PM on January 20, 2015

Thanks! This was fun to do.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:51 AM on January 25, 2015

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