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September 22, 2012 12:47 AM   Subscribe

Liron Peled is a drumming, strumming, throat-singing one-man-band [slyt]
posted by Ritchie (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like it!... The first thing that came to mind was
I would like to hear him and Robert Plant team up with a
version of Kashmir.
posted by quazichimp at 1:23 AM on September 22, 2012


Great stuff. It should be noted there are plenty of other Liron Peled vids on youtube to enjoy once you get the taste (as I just discovered.) Thanks Ritchie!
posted by Nosmot at 1:23 AM on September 22, 2012


I like his frequent use of a nasty buzzing distortion, like digital clipping or a broken speaker.

An interesting direction to see in electronic popular music.
posted by idiopath at 6:22 AM on September 22, 2012


So he also does this low-tech low-fi version of dubstep.

A microphone feeding back through a subwoofer, while sitting inside a drum - ingenious, of course it does that annoying dubstep sound!

I'm enjoying this stuff.
posted by idiopath at 6:29 AM on September 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's nothing I like better than a constant E chord for 6 minutes (although he does throw a C chord in there for a second or two after the 4 minute mark. Sheesh.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:21 AM on September 22, 2012


"a constant E chord for 6 minutes"

To me a criticism like this is could be compared to a quantization error.

There are a few different ways, for example, that you can store an image and compress its size. If you try to store writing in jpeg it is too big or looks like shit, if you try to store a realistic natural scene as svg you get the same problem - but svg of text and jpeg of a natural scene work great.

To me, music theory is a compression mechanism, it cuts down most of the information in the audio stream to help you find the significant elements and patterns without having to listen over and over and over to the same piece. To make sense of this music with traditional music theory you will probably end up losing too much information ("one long e chord followed by a c chord"), or you need to look at too many details (the timbre of each instrument is being controlled and evolved in a fairly specific way, which could be expanded into a huge number of melodies if you took the time to look at it that precisely - but this is more time and attention than most people have for a piece of music). There are other ways of analyzing and listening to music, though sadly most are not as codified, precise, and well understood as traditional western music theory. But they are much more generous to work like this that is better enjoyed in terms of rythmic and timbral evolution rather than harmonic analysis.
posted by idiopath at 9:58 AM on September 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


OK, that was impressive.
posted by 3.2.3 at 5:36 AM on September 28, 2012


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