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The Sound Of Clothes
March 12, 2008 9:58 AM   Subscribe

The Sound Of Clothes features the precise sound of fashion materials such as feathers, sequins, glass crystals and beads, nylon, taffeta, leather, velvet, jacquard, zips and metallic chains, recorded in an anechoic chamber. Videos linked from the page might be NSFW.
posted by jack_mo (26 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
What, no cordorroy???
posted by LordSludge at 10:07 AM on March 12, 2008


feathers, sequins, glass crystals and beads, nylon, taffeta, leather, velvet, jacquard, zips and metallic chains

And that's just my scarves!
posted by DU at 10:18 AM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nice -- thanks for sharing.
posted by diastematic at 10:21 AM on March 12, 2008


What, no cordorroy???

Guess they're not expecting any headlines...
posted by DreamerFi at 10:23 AM on March 12, 2008


sorry, couldn't resist
posted by DreamerFi at 10:23 AM on March 12, 2008


They want me to download a plugin. I do not download plugins.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:24 AM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Great stuff! What is the quickest easiest way to extract audio from quicktime files?
posted by fleetmouse at 10:31 AM on March 12, 2008


Sorry Afroblanco - whatever plugin it is, I must have already downloaded it at some point, so didn't notice.
posted by jack_mo at 10:31 AM on March 12, 2008


Sound of clothes! Puts me in mind of something. Shame McGowan and a beluga whale dueting on Fairytale of New York and (here's the clothes bit) with of Dot Cotton dress zipper solso by Harry Hill . Honest (youtube).
posted by therubettes at 10:37 AM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


@fleetmouse - with QuickTime Player. Save the movie to your local harddrive, open in in QuickTime Player, use File -> Export -> Sound to AIFF, AU or WAV.
posted by kcds at 10:47 AM on March 12, 2008


Shame McGowan

That's a beautiful eggcorn. Just beautiful.
posted by dersins at 11:09 AM on March 12, 2008


Thanks, kcds. I'm using the quicktime alternative codec which opens files in media player classic so I didn't know about that. Apparently there are some benefits to using the full application after all.
posted by fleetmouse at 11:16 AM on March 12, 2008


Cool, thanks.
posted by tkolar at 11:51 AM on March 12, 2008


Ooh, waxed taffeta...my ears are most pleasured. Even better with my eyes shut.
posted by freya_lamb at 11:59 AM on March 12, 2008


feathers, sequins, glass crystals and beads, nylon, taffeta, leather, velvet, jacquard, zips and metallic chains,

I'm getting a real future Rule 34 kind of vibe off this. Like I'm seeing the birth of someone's newest fetish.
posted by quin at 12:34 PM on March 12, 2008


I'd say you're behind the curve, quin. I'm sure it's already a fetish, tho an offshoot of specific clothes fetishes.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:39 PM on March 12, 2008


I'm getting a real future Rule 34 kind of vibe off this. Like I'm seeing the birth of someone's newest fetish.

Cloth-related sensuality is not a new fetish by any means.
posted by tkolar at 12:39 PM on March 12, 2008


More specifically, see "the rustling of sheets".
posted by tkolar at 12:43 PM on March 12, 2008


As a generally outspoken advocate of formal dress occasions (and an avid collector of evening gowns), I must say that there are few sounds I enjoy more than than of rustle of satin, taffeta and tulle when you walk down the stairs.
posted by thivaia at 12:49 PM on March 12, 2008


Cloth-related sensuality is not a new fetish by any means.

Fair enough, I was more thinking of the internet as a medium for providing the fetishized material, but now that you mention it, I can completely imagine the afficionados of the leather culture getting excited by the sound.
posted by quin at 1:03 PM on March 12, 2008


Ooh, and how could I forget the whisper of silk. mmm....

You know, I should probably stop posting from work at this point.
posted by tkolar at 1:32 PM on March 12, 2008


quin: "I'm getting a real future Rule 34 kind of vibe off this. Like I'm seeing the birth of someone's newest fetish."

I really wouldn't be surprised if the rubber top video was already being mirrored on certain unsavoury sites.

therubettes: "Dot Cotton dress zipper solso by Harry Hill . Honest (youtube)."

Classic TV Burp moment, that.
posted by jack_mo at 3:25 PM on March 12, 2008


Reminded me of the feel of interaction with water described in this YT video by and about an autistic woman. [via]
posted by fcummins at 3:50 PM on March 12, 2008


I'm afraid to me it just sounded noisy but the model made the sounds worth enduring. She is beautiful -- almost perfect, in fact.
posted by Grod at 3:51 PM on March 12, 2008


There was a recent episode of CBC Radio's Go where the audience was directed to zip up and down their jackets (or anything else that had a zipper) for about 15 seconds, which sounded sublime, like hiccoughing wasps.
posted by myopicman at 4:00 PM on March 12, 2008


oooh, that was *sexy*! Loved all that seductive rustling, sensual creaks, zipper sizzles. Made all my senses alive listening to that. Cool find.
posted by nickyskye at 8:10 PM on March 14, 2008


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