maandag 10 maart 2014

[LEMN020] - Lycoris - Never Practice 2 Vices at Once


Hello My Egoless Friend,
At one point in our non-existing relationship you may have called me Emsa (household products) but I am not longer myself, just Lycoris remains.

LEMN:
Hey,
I know the mechanism of adopting a new name isn't always that easy. Legal & mental.
So it's great to see you back!
Could you tell me a bit more about the creative process and stuff?

Lycoris:
Yes of course, I had forgotten, but there is not much to say

The music was create by writing synthesizer software where all the parameters are controlled by random number generators.  In this way "I" only influenced the music second hand.  Several different all original soft synths were used.

LEMN:
Thanks, every info is relevant :)
the book was Infinite Music I suppose?

Lycoris:
I was, wow, how did you know?

LEMN
google :)

zondag 26 januari 2014

[LEMN019] - Siege of Nöteborg (1702) - Is Essential To My Freedom

   
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The name of the album:
Is essential to my freedom

The Artist name:
 Siege of Nöteborg (1702)

Song names are:
1- Here's what to do if you really want to end up in prison.
2- I was five years old.
3- If you would like to contact me, please do so throught my blog.
4- And invariably the high-calibre individuals under the spotlight shrug
5- But the gloves came off later that afternoon when one of us went into the
6-"Don't tell me we're about to haggle over one bull now."

To get those song names I searched give me some album name on google books and got the book My Best Friends Are White: Subversive Thoughts from an..

How I made those songs:

There are many different songs that were created following in a similar way that I used to create those songs but my songs here, are made on a different way.
Each song of my album was made on a little different way from each other.

To create the first song I:
1-Recorded the audio from computer (not mic) while the computer was (suposedly) not playing sounds
2-Recorded again while it was playing the last recording.
3-Recorded again while it was playing the all the last recordings.
4-Continue to record new recordings while playing ALL other recordings
4.1-I did it until I the result of the last recording was a clipped audio.
5-Exported all those recording (merged) as one song.

To create the second song I:
1-I did again everything I did on the first song but removed the clipped sound before exporting them to a song.

To create the third song I:
1-This is like song 1 but the only recording that is playing when I am recording something is the last recording and not all previous recordings.
2-I stopped when some recording clipped.
3-Exported only the last clipped recording.

To create the fourth song I:
1-This is like the third song, but instead of saving only the last clipped sound, i saved the previous recording (last non clipped one).

To create the fifth song I:
1-Created some sound
2-Recorded the pc while it was playing
3-Recorded again while the original sound and last recording was playing.
4-Continue to record again,each time recording only the pc, the original sound and last recording.
5-Continued until last sound was a clipped one.
6-Exported the last recording and original sound merged togheter.

To create song six:
1-created some sound
2-did everything I did on song 5 but exported original song and last non clipped sound.

dinsdag 13 augustus 2013

[LEMN018] - Therma Ikarias - And Throw It Away

   
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I made the rolls and got the artist name Therma Ikarias and the album name And throw it away.
I got 6 songs and to get the song names I got the album name and searched it on google books
I got the book The Evangelical Parallel New Testament New King James Version, New.. on some page and continued from there

the song names are
1- Lit Your
2- Quotation from genesis 2.24
3-Lit in the regeneration
4-One coin was average pay for one day's work
5-Other mss add and be baptized whith the baptism that I am baptized with
6-Poised and ready, mounted

The technic I used to make the album was that
When you rename some non audio song as mp3, sometimes you can open it on audacity.

Before we continue I will explain something, this is not the usuall open raw data from audacity, I am actually as some example, renaming a file called USUALFILE.EXE to USUALFILE.MP3 and trying to open it on audacity. it doenst need to be exe files, it can be any non music file.

I tried to make a album based on those results I got.
But while making the album I saw there are some problems with that
Sometimes audacity crash while trying to open it
Sometimes audacity auto closes (without crash message) while trying to open the file
Sometimes audacity will start to open the file but stop after some time, and the time to finish it start to increase.
Another big problem is the fact that most of the time the files produce very small songs, you can open a 100mb file to have a song with less than 1 second.

Based on those tests, I decided to make the album this way.
1-Rename some non music file as .mp3 and opened on audacity, if it had more than 30 seconds it was on the album, if not the song was not on the album.
2-Saved this song as mp3 (see later for one problem)
3-Opened doing the same I did on 1 and 2 again.

The song order on album was the order I found the 30+ seconds songs

Another problem is that sometimes when you open a file as mp3, the samplerate of the audio is a samplerate that mp3 doenst support, as I was exporting to mp3 later this would maybe be a problem, but I was lucky and none of my files got this problem.

Also song 6 is a special song, I was making this album not on my main pc and was not able to find a 6th song to my album. I got rared all my songs and uploaded on a file hosting site to open on my main pc and work with it later. On my main pc I tried to rename this rar to mp3 and open it, and it worked and produced a 30+ seconds song, somehow the result is some sort of megamix like song of 1-5 songs, strange

woensdag 24 juli 2013

[LEMN017] - Garden Of The Gods Wilderness - Man's Hat At All Times

   
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This is the album: Man's hat at all times. from the artist: Garden of the Gods Wilderness

Song 1: Note v. 11. latter part.
Song 2: So.
Song 3: Christian or the new convert that hast just formed an aquintance with the Saviour.
Song 4: Will.

I searched the album and artist name on google book and got the book The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible: Containing the ... - Volume 3 on a specific page, I continued from there to get the song names.

The album was made like this:

There is a website called buttonbeats, this website has many virtual instruments like virtual piano, virtual drums, virtual xylophone....
You play those instruments by using the keyboard.
Some of the virtual instruments allow you to save what you type on a text field while you are typing and allow the virtual instrument to play this "text" later, allowing you even to change how fast the website will play the "song text".

To create the songs of this album, I got some random song on the comments field of the website and used some text randomizer to randomize the text and them said to website to play it while I recorded it using some sound editor.
First song is a acoustic guitar one, second one is a piano one, third one is a electric guitar one, fourth one is a drum one (drums didnt had a comment field, so I randomized the default song).

vrijdag 12 juli 2013

[LEMN016] - Snow Fence - To Contradict Other Philosophers

   
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This album is a album by Snow Fence, the album name is: To Contradict Other Philosophers

This album has 2 songs
I got the song names by searching the word random on google books and got the words from the book random graphs, second edition

First song is: Tree of Given Sizes as Components
Second song is: It is hoped that this updated and expanded volume will provide a concise but thorough introduction to the theory of random graphs as it stands at the outset of the twenty-first century

PS: Be carefull with second song name, file names with too much charaters can have some problems on windows.

To make the song I gone to this website http://labs.dinahmoe.com/ and joined a room that had people,
started to record it and play with others, improvising (and without being able to talk with them)
when the song had 10 minutes I stopped to play and waited for the website fade out the song.
He does that and kick you out of the room if you dont play for some seconds.
I did the same thing with the second song.

zondag 23 juni 2013

[LEMN015] - Paskudy - Power To Do Its Killing

   
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Artist: Paskudy

Title: Power To Do Its Killing

Tracks:
1) We're Leaving Tonight. Now.
2) Glancing Over At The Priory

Method:
1) Searched system partition for two largest files
2) Imported files into Audacity as raw data
3) Exported WAV files from Audacity
4) Played WAV files back randomised through EVPMaker (using 500 to 1000ms segments) and recorded the results in Audacity

Track duration was determined randomly (between 600 and 1200 secs), though weirdly both numbers were just over the 11 minute mark.

The track titles were taken from "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. Strange how the first phrase fits the random cover image of wartime evacuation.

I really like track one, actually, and found it a bit hard to give up. All the random elements worked together beautifully.

vrijdag 26 april 2013

[LEMN014] - Norah Beare - To Let It Come In

   
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T****

followed the instructions on the webpage

result :

Norah Beare - to let it come in

1. Can we be in a mood of depression and enjoy ourselves ?
2. If we have not enjoyed the last hour, we have wasted it.

believe it or not but just after finishing the tracks , when starting the upload to mediafire
my gal became ill/sick and had to be taken from our home in an ambulance :(   (true mf story)

dr's told me from what it looks like it's not a life-threatening thingy but they took her anyways
as they want to do tests + observation...she thought it was pneumonia or her heart condition but doctor assured
me that was not the case...
will get more info tomorrow when i'm allowed to visit her in the hospital as i wasn't allowed to go with her,
am welcome there in 5,5 hours from now , hope all will be good


the track titles i got from this book http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1870316.Mystic_Path_to_Cosmic_Power
pages 114 + 117

the tracks themselves are basically megamixes of some of my old unreleased (+unfinished) digital noisetracks,some recent unreleased
analog harshnoise stuffs and some databent .exe + .msi files

can't tell you how i feel letting go of this stuff , hopefully it works as a kind of exorcism

in spite of the unlucky events surrounding this work so far i must say that i really like the idea and i hope you can use it/release it
as i really put in quite a bit of work

wish you all the best

cheers

-T****