Richard D James makes me freak out a little bit
April 4, 2006 12:49 AM Subscribe
images embedded in music by aphex twin
can be viewed on certain tracks using a spectograph. What initially was thought to be a hidden demon face
, turned out to actually be Richard D James' trademark, his unnerving grinning visage
. (other examples are interesting
). The images were embedded in the music using a program called metasynth
which allows you to do cool things like 'paint sound'. The secret images even inspired a reasonably interesting article at wired
The most remarkable thing to me is how the generally abrasive result of this process was blended so well into the tracks. I have listened to these many times myself and never sensed something off or odd about the sections with these embedded images in them (other than the usual odd sounds that make up the tracks themselves).
Wikipedia has a pretty good article
for those unfamiliar with the artist.
previously on mefl here
, but the content is old and that link dead so I thought it was worth another post.
posted by crunchywelch (29 comments total)
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