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Jurrassic Park Theme Slowed Down 1,000%
January 16, 2011 8:42 PM   Subscribe

Jurrassic Park Theme Slowed Down 1,000%.
posted by pwally (93 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. The opening could have been used in "Schindler's List".
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:46 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


That sure is slow alright.
posted by mumkin at 8:47 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Beautiful music. It's the sound of being eaten by a velociraptor, very, very slowly.
posted by bicyclefish at 8:47 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


or..the way the way Williams intended it, which, actually sounds like music.
posted by HuronBob at 8:50 PM on January 16, 2011


If you can stick with it, the 10:00 minute mark is just awesome.
posted by pwally at 8:50 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Slowed down 1000%" doesn't really make sense. Or does it mean the clip stretched out to 1000% of the original time (it's 10% of the original speed)?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 8:50 PM on January 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


This would make a great theme as is for a show about space.
posted by bwg at 8:52 PM on January 16, 2011


or..the way the way Williams intended it, which, actually sounds like music.

Says you

...this is beautiful, thank you pwally.
posted by dubitable at 8:53 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Put a voice recording of a hell-fire radio preacher or a numbers station over top of it and you have a passable GY!BE song.
posted by codacorolla at 8:53 PM on January 16, 2011 [8 favorites]


Can't say it's quite as good as Justin Bieber slowed down 800% though.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:55 PM on January 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Slowed down 1000%" doesn't really make sense. Or does it mean the clip stretched out to 1000% of the original time (it's 10% of the original speed)?

Yeah. He is apparently using something called paulstretch, compiled for OS X, if you look in the comments. Based on that program's description it must be doing FFT processing in order to change the sound in the time domain without altering the pitch. This guy seems to have a pretty good description of it, for those who are interested.
posted by dubitable at 8:57 PM on January 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


Previously.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:58 PM on January 16, 2011


Is "slowed down 1000%" the same as "1/10th original speed" ? Because it seems like a ridiculous way to phrase it.
posted by paisley henosis at 9:00 PM on January 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


Anyone else not have any idea what the theme to Jurassic Park sounded like or was it just me? I had to go listen to it on youtube before listening to the slowed down version. Which I'm still listening to, it's quite nice.
posted by iconomy at 9:03 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Never thought I'd say this, but it's not as good as Bieber. Still, I always like hearing these.
posted by hermitosis at 9:03 PM on January 16, 2011


ahhh..

My thought here is that if an artist like Williams (or, for that matter, any other composer, artist, singer, whatever) creates something as moving as the theme to Jurassic Park, does anyone else have the right to bend it and put a "Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower)" by birdfeeder is licensed under a Creative Commons License" tag on it?

I'm not saying that it isn't a pleasing sound... that's not really the point...I can take an Ansel Adams photo and mess with the contrast to create something different, and maybe even something beautiful, but do I have the right to do that.
posted by HuronBob at 9:05 PM on January 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Also if you speed up Mogwai's Yes I Am A Long Way From Home 10x you get the theme from Full House.
posted by doublehappy at 9:05 PM on January 16, 2011 [26 favorites]


My thought here is that if an artist like Williams (or, for that matter, any other composer, artist, singer, whatever) creates something as moving as the theme to Jurassic Park, does anyone else have the right to bend it and put a "Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower)" by birdfeeder is licensed under a Creative Commons License" tag on it?

But if it's not that moving, we're cool?
posted by dubitable at 9:08 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


The quality of time stretching algorithms sure has come a long way since the early 2000s.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:12 PM on January 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


But if it's not that moving, we're cool?

Yeah, you're right, if you think it's sort of crappy to begin with, do whatever you want with it... what the hell, that original composer doesn't have any room to complain.

I guess I'm biased on this, with one son that did photography and another that is in the film business, I'm sort of inclined to feel that an artist has a 100% right to the derivatives of his/her work, but, hey, that's just me!
posted by HuronBob at 9:14 PM on January 16, 2011


To be a bit less glib, HuronBob, I would say that it's fine with me, but I don't really know the actual legality involved. I mean, birdfeeder is not claiming to have created this piece, just to have modified a recording of it. The recording is most certainly a different thing than the piece itself, since a performance of the piece by another orchestra would be a different thing altogether, right?

Reading the above wikipedia article, I assume it would be illegal to use the recording this way, according to the RIAA. I would disagree pretty vehemently that this should be illegal however, since birdfeeder's not trying to make money off of it, and I think birdfeeder is sincerely just trying to create something interesting while giving attribution to the original work.

The quality of time stretching algorithms sure has come a long way since the early 2000s.

I think it's probably processing power that has improved, since as far as I know FFT has been the go-to algorithm for this since then.
posted by dubitable at 9:14 PM on January 16, 2011


I liked it a lot and don't actually care if he has the right to do it or not. It's done and can't be undone.
posted by unliteral at 9:15 PM on January 16, 2011


I'm about 16 minutes into it and so far it's pretty epic. Also, twice now something in there has sounded like the phone ringing and I've run out into the living room only to be confused.

Wait ... am I in the acid thread or the Jurassic theme thread? I don't even know any more..
posted by mannequito at 9:18 PM on January 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I mean... he's not making money off of it, and he's crediting the work as being the Jurassic Park theme. It's letting you appreciate the original work in a new way. If this hadn't come along I doubt I could have even said what the Jurrasic Park theme was, but having this thread come up has made it re-enter my consciousness, and (like the other poster said upthread) made me look it up on YouTube. Williams' work is being seen by thousands more people than it probably would have, while not being used for profit by another person. Sort of a win-win if you ask me.
posted by codacorolla at 9:19 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


So there's thing that I never went to -- NEVER WENT TO WTF IS WRONG WITH ME -- that took place just a few blocks away from where I live. It was a recording of Beethoven's 9th stretched out to 24 hours. They had pillows, blankets, cushions, stuff to eat, etc. You were supposed to go there for as long as you wanted and leave when you wanted.

People who were actually smart enough to go to this fabulous event said it was amazing.
posted by treepour at 9:21 PM on January 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'm not sure if it's a "win-win" until Williams says so.
posted by HuronBob at 9:23 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can someone intelligent tell me if it's possible to create a musical track which is fractal/infinitely recursive/made up of smaller versions of itself (I don't have the vocabulary for this question), so that when you slow it down, you hear perhaps the same chord progression and then slow it down again. Or would this sound like noise?

Because I'm listening to this and enjoying it and still half trying to hear the actual song somewhere even though I know that isn't really possible.

I also know nothing about mathematics or music.
posted by doublehappy at 9:24 PM on January 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'm only fourteen minutes into it but it is grand: Williams's genius is in the answers he gives to musical rises and falls, and I have always found the Jurassic Park theme a particularly beautiful and satisfying series of lifts. Slowed down it's a matter of wait for it... wait for it... still waiting for it... but it's still perfect when it comes.

But previously I thought the event horizon of that theme was Holy Fucking Shit, It's A Dinosaur, so I might not actually have taste.
posted by monster truck weekend at 9:24 PM on January 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


doublehappy, there is the Shepard tone which is kind of related to what you've described.
posted by pwally at 9:29 PM on January 16, 2011


mannequito: "I'm about 16 minutes into it and so far it's pretty epic. Also, twice now something in there has sounded like the phone ringing and I've run out into the living room only to be confused.

Wait ... am I in the acid thread or the Jurassic theme thread? I don't even know any more.
"

If the sound of the ringing phone is moving THROUGH you, then you're in the acid thread. You indicated that you ran out to hear the phone, hence it's outside you, hence, you are in the Jurassic thread.
posted by symbioid at 9:31 PM on January 16, 2011


Reading the above wikipedia article, I assume it would be illegal to use the recording this way, according to the RIAA.

Well, yeah. According to the potential plaintiff.

Sad thing is that this would be a court issue regarding fair use, should the RIAA decide to take that tack. They aren't exactly known for holding off and seeing if the marketing arms of their contributory companies are pleased with the free advertising. Not doing something, anything, doesn't justify their existence.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:33 PM on January 16, 2011


Oh, also - if it's 1000% slowed down, that's 10x, right? But the final version is like 50+ minutes? But the original file is 3 something? Or is the youtube clip of the original a shortened version? What's the deal with that?
posted by symbioid at 9:37 PM on January 16, 2011


It's cool, but I have no idea why this "XYZ slowed down" stuff is becoming such a huge meme. Paulstretch has been around for over half a decade, plenty of us have been having fun with it. There's nothing complex to learn, just load up a WAV file and click your mouse a few times.
posted by naju at 9:40 PM on January 16, 2011


Last time this came up, I made a music identification quiz thing; if you want to try your luck at decoding slowed down snippets of famous pop/rock songs, have at it. Answers are in the comments, so avert your eyes if you want to keep yourself honest.
posted by cortex at 9:40 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm hearing the phone ringing, too, and no acid over here. It sounds to me like an effect of the particular chords that happen as the progression builds up in dissonance. This isn't trippy to me because it sounds like a random phone ring, it's trippy because it feels like I am actually inside the structure of the song...

Thanks, pwally!
posted by anarcation at 9:46 PM on January 16, 2011


This was the first song I ever learned to play on piano. That was also a form of copying and modification, not too different from slowing it down 1/10 or 1000% or whatever. Everything is a copy of something...an idea thoroughly explored in Marcus Boon's "In Praise of Copying" (which should probably have a FPP if it hasn't already).
posted by iamck at 9:47 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


I once stayed a night at a beautiful hostel in an old castle on the banks of the Rhine (This one, in fact. Not my photo.). It was wonderful. Well, it would have been wonderful, were it not for the fact that a German middle school's band that same hostel as the location for the summer's band camp and the sole song in their repertoire, or so it seemed, was the theme to Jurassic Park. Over and over. And over and over. And over and over.
posted by msbrauer at 9:53 PM on January 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


If the sound of the ringing phone is moving THROUGH you, then you're in the acid thread. You indicated that you ran out to hear the phone, hence it's outside you, hence, you are in the Jurassic thread.

ahhh. I see, so that's how it wo

*couch turns into dinosaur, bites off head*
posted by mannequito at 9:59 PM on January 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


ahhh. I see, so that's how it wo

*couch turns into dinosaur, bites off head*


Oh man. Then who typed this then? Oh man. OH man.
posted by dubitable at 10:07 PM on January 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


Oh man. Then who typed this then? Oh man. OH man.

Clever girl.
posted by monster truck weekend at 10:17 PM on January 16, 2011 [23 favorites]


Back in the day, I had the Jurassic Park soundtrack on tape, and I listened to it over and over again, until I got sick of it. And I could never listen to it again.

However, I can now appreciate it in a new way, thanks to this amazing slow version. It's just epic... it gives me chills listening to it.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 10:42 PM on January 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is cool.

Original is better though.
posted by Defenestrator at 10:50 PM on January 16, 2011


To explain what is actually happening here, as I understand it:

Every sound is composed of sound waves, which can appear to be a very complex, randomly moving line, if it's graphed out with time on the x axis and amplitude on the y axis.

But any sound wave can also be represented as the sum of an infinite number of sine and cosine waves of different frequencies and magnitudes.

If you take any sound, you can perform something called a fast fourier transform (FFT) and create a new graph that looks like this, that breaks down the contribution from each of the sound frequencies that make up the sound at any particular moment in time. So instead of the x axis representing time, it represents frequency.

If you simply slow down a song, as in playing a 45 rpm record at 33rpm, all that happens is that all of the sound waves play at a lower frequency, which drops the whole song down in pitch.

Paulstretch does something different.

What it does is a FFT for each point in time (each sample) of the song, which gives it a set of frequencies and magnitudes (let's say for example 8khz*10, 5khz * 7.5, 11.5khz at 2.5, etc -- the actual set of frequencies and magnitudes will be a lot more detailed). Then, if you're slowing it down by 90%, what it does is generate 9 new samples in between those other two sounds, by kind of smoothing out the transition between one set of frequencies and the next, much the same way that you can morph two photos into each other.

Then it converts those FFT's back to the time domain, and you have your slowed down song, but still in the same pitch.
posted by empath at 10:59 PM on January 16, 2011 [8 favorites]


13:00-16:00 - OK, I can die now.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 11:34 PM on January 16, 2011


Epic is a word that describes it well... it's bringing me chills... and making me far more likely to do something heroic...

When the time comes.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 11:40 PM on January 16, 2011


If you guys like this, you must remember 9BeetStretch, the sound-installation by Leif Inge, wherein he takes a recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and stretches it to 24 hours. Now THAT is some epic listening.
posted by ReeMonster at 12:05 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


ReeMonster: If you guys like this, you must remember 9BeetStretch ...

Ah yeah, treepour remembers that : )
posted by memebake at 12:24 AM on January 17, 2011


I was reminded of 9BeetStretch too - enough to track down the first 10 minutes of the second movement if anybody would like to listen. One of my favourite parts of this is realising that the first 30 seconds of silence is supposed to be the conductor raising his baton.
posted by rongorongo at 1:02 AM on January 17, 2011


Is this an appropriate place to say that Jurassic Park is my generation's Star Wars? Ok then.
posted by minifigs at 1:03 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Put a voice recording of a hell-fire radio preacher or a numbers station over top of it and you have a passable GY!BE song.

i just started side C of "...skinny fists..."! i like when things like that happen!
posted by rainperimeter at 1:12 AM on January 17, 2011


I guess I'm biased on this, with one son that did photography and another that is in the film business, I'm sort of inclined to feel that an artist has a 100% right to the derivatives of his/her work, but, hey, that's just me!
Yeah... that's just you. Is there really any benefit to the world in keeping stuff like this from being created? Obviously whoever owns the rights to that song could probably get it taken down if they wanted too.
What it does is a FFT for each point in time (each sample) of the song, which gives it a set of frequencies and magnitudes (let's say for example 8khz*10, 5khz * 7.5, 11.5khz at 2.5, etc -- the actual set of frequencies and magnitudes will be a lot more detailed). Then, if you're slowing it down by 90%, what it does is generate 9 new samples in between those other two sounds, by kind of smoothing out the transition between one set of frequencies and the next, much the same way that you can morph two photos into each other.
That's what I thought but someone said you have to keep the phase information as well. Although I would imagine that the more 'buckets' you have in your FFT the more precise the sound would be even if you don't keep phase information
posted by delmoi at 1:18 AM on January 17, 2011


I found some helpful instructions here for building paulstretch on OS X.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:35 AM on January 17, 2011


Obviously whoever owns the rights to that song could probably get it taken down if they wanted too.

Did someone do that to the Bieber one or do I just suck at Google? (YouTube version is only a few minutes long).
posted by doublehappy at 1:52 AM on January 17, 2011


This sounds strangely like Sigur Rós covering John Williams.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 2:19 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is so epic and I'm not even halfway through yet.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 2:28 AM on January 17, 2011


It's cool, but I have no idea why this "XYZ slowed down" stuff is becoming such a huge meme. Paulstretch has been around for over half a decade, plenty of us have been having fun with it

Because of this, which went viral. If the technique has really been around for a decade and you really did all kinds of stuff like this, then you never shared what you did or promoted it in an interesting enough way to get people's attention.

The fact that the Bieber meme and all its many imitators came out at about the same time as the Inception soundtrack (which used a similar technique) shows that it was an idea whose time had come.
posted by dgaicun at 2:48 AM on January 17, 2011


I shall leave the debate over the quality of the piece to the scholars - I take issue with the "1000% slower" assertion.

using HuronBob's link to the original, we find that it is 201 seconds long, vs. the slowed-down piece being 3253 seconds long.

Thus, simple division shows us that the slowed down version lasts 16 times as long as the original (3253/201 = 16.184079602)

so if anything, the slowed-down version is 16 times as long as the original (or 1600% slower), not 1000%".
Of course, "16x longer" doesn't sound nearly as impressive as "1600% slower" (or even "1000% slower").


thus concludes your mandatory piece of pedanticism - we now return to your normally scheduled mefi commenting
posted by namewithoutwords at 3:12 AM on January 17, 2011


so if anything, the slowed-down version is 16 times as long as the original (or 1600% slower)
I was thinking about this. But actually shouldn't it be ((final length - origional length)/(origional length) * 100? Slowed down 100% would imply it was twice as long, and slowed down 0% would mean the same length.
posted by delmoi at 5:28 AM on January 17, 2011


Nobody's mentioned the Gamecube/Famicom Disk System thing yet?
posted by NMcCoy at 5:41 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I was all ready to be "oh not another slow..." but this is pretty awesome.

I'm totally putting these things in a mix for my wife's massage therapy business.
posted by odinsdream at 6:49 AM on January 17, 2011


sounds like twin peaks
posted by nathancaswell at 7:36 AM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I once stayed a night at a beautiful hostel in an old castle on the banks of the Rhine (This one, in fact. Not my photo.). It was wonderful. Well, it would have been wonderful, were it not for the fact that a German middle school's band that same hostel as the location for the summer's band camp and the sole song in their repertoire, or so it seemed, was the theme to Jurassic Park. Over and over. And over and over. And over and over.

Should have dosed them with Quaaludes -- they might have played something like this. I have my own peculiar issues with multiple repetitions of Jurassic Park, (and indeed, I believe my copy came from a hostel).
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:54 AM on January 17, 2011


If you play it backward, they're singing "Paul is dead."
posted by beagle at 8:13 AM on January 17, 2011


If the technique has really been around for a decade and you really did all kinds of stuff like this, then you never shared what you did or promoted it in an interesting enough way to get people's attention.

Not a decade, since 2005 or so I believe. Fair enough, this stuff was only shared privately among friends because it's sort of blatantly copyright-infringing. Though back then, my friend (who shall go nameless) got signed and pretty much had an entire music career based off the Paulstretch technique.
posted by naju at 8:15 AM on January 17, 2011


echoes of stars of the lid.
posted by fake at 8:23 AM on January 17, 2011


I just hit 26:00. So, I guess this whole dying thing isn't so bad...
posted by Philipschall at 8:45 AM on January 17, 2011


My thought here is that if an artist like Williams (or, for that matter, any other composer, artist, singer, whatever) creates something as moving as the theme to Jurassic Park, does anyone else have the right to bend it and put a "Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower)" by birdfeeder is licensed under a Creative Commons License" tag on it?
My thought here is whether I have the right to bend this bending of the Jurassic Park Theme 1000% faster* and release it under Creative Commons.

*: Ignoring the dumbness
posted by Flunkie at 8:50 AM on January 17, 2011


I always like these slowed-down songs and was expecting to listen to this one (on earbuds, while at work) and enjoy it mildly and then move on to something else. But I'm sitting here with strong chills and like tears in my eyes.

It's moving and sweeping and dramatic, in the way the original is, but also deeply sad and cavernous, echo-y, almost hollow. Rich and powerful but brittle and airy ... I'm stunned.
posted by penduluum at 9:00 AM on January 17, 2011


The Justin Bieber track that CarrotAdventure linked isn't up, for me at least. The YouTube version is pure awesome.

Does everyone else have to turn the volume way up on these slow versions? My computer sound is very tempermental.
posted by Xoebe at 9:49 AM on January 17, 2011


What it does is a FFT for each point in time (each sample) of the song,

A Fourier Transform takes a number of samples and creates the same number of frequency/phase vectors (of sine waves, which are all orthogonal to each other). The FFT is just an optimization that you need to get 'er done in less CPU time, but not important for understanding how to do a frequency-domain time stretch.

csound had the pvoc phase vocoder in the mid-90's that I used for pitch-preserving time stretch, so it isn't new, but yes, it was very slow back then. The Jurassic stretch would have taken a day or so with the tools I was using and [1]

In order to reduce the effects of the truncation at the ends of the snippet you take for each transform, you "window" the snippet with a function that goes to zero at the ends and is 1.0 in the middle. You also overlap the snippets
Csound's pvoc will interpolate between frames, but too few frames will generate audible distortion; too many frames will result in a huge analysis file.
Your windows (analysis length- how many samples in each transform) also determines the lowest frequency you can reproduce and I think pitch accuracy.

This isn't just a fourier transform but STFT, Short-Time (or Term?) Fourier Transform.

[1] I always got some time distortion even with very high overlaps if there were any non-smooth attacks. Speech plosives and drum hits would echo. A piece of all legato strings would work OK, but there must be something smart/tricky going on in paulstretch to avoid that.
posted by morganw at 10:30 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm about 16 minutes into it and so far it's pretty epic. Also, twice now something in there has sounded like the phone ringing and I've run out into the living room only to be confused.

This happens to me all the time. It is the price I pay for listening so frequently to music which is comprised largely of phone sounds, jack hammers and copiers on the edge of a nervous breakdown. I eventually made my ringtone sound like the old school phone noise, which is not so often found in the wild these days.

Also I had never listened to U Smile ever, slow or otherwise, and it's sort of like a more cheerful To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie song, so I'm enchanted.
posted by winna at 11:12 AM on January 17, 2011


Oh man Cry Me A River 800% Slower is fucking epic.
posted by delmoi at 11:26 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, btw vlc can slow down and speed up audio in real time, although it stops around 0.4x speed (on my system with mp3s, at least)
posted by delmoi at 11:39 AM on January 17, 2011


For a moment, I thought this was referring to the movie as a whole, and not the theme.

I was expecting a lot of slow-motion evisceration and lengthy conversations, but instead I got a slow-motion evisceration... of my heart strings. ;_;
posted by Askiba at 11:43 AM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sounds like a cross-breed between anything by Arvo Pärt and how it sounds when I'm practicing.

A bunch of wannabe musicologists have claimed that half-tempo was the way of the Classical past and that everyone interpreted the early metronome as in: "click-clack equals one beat" (instead of two). I even heard the word "conspiracy" uttered with a straight face during such a lecture. I always thought that branch of woo-woo exists because certain people can only perform on 50%. Apparently I had it upside down.

[Then again I was a bit disappointed that it was merely slowed down, but not, in the manner of real tape recorders, stopped down as well. I once recorded a budgie's screech on an Uher Report recorder, stopped it down 3 stops, learned to sing the tune, recorded it on low, stopped it up again and played the result for the bird. Poor thing got totally hysterical: "where's the bird? WHERE is that BIRD??]
posted by Namlit at 1:00 PM on January 17, 2011


What happens when you speed up droning instrumental music while keeping it in the same pitch?
posted by codacorolla at 1:12 PM on January 17, 2011


Well, here's an entire Sigur Ros album in 9 minutes, as put together last year by goodnewsfortheinsane.
posted by cortex at 1:19 PM on January 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Smooth Jazz with chipmunk vocals. I guess it only works effectively one way.
posted by codacorolla at 1:29 PM on January 17, 2011


This sounds like Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack.
posted by dazed_one at 5:57 PM on January 17, 2011


Napalm Death's You Suffer (original length: 1.316 seconds) Slowed Down BY 20,000%
posted by jodrell banksmeadow at 6:48 PM on January 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


Cheesy Italian disco gets sampled and slowed down a few percent, gets turned into a Pitchfork favorite. Amazing what speed does to the emotional feel of a piece of music.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:16 AM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Vince Guaraldi's Christmastime Is Here, slowed out 10-fold.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:33 AM on January 18, 2011


"Slowed down 1000%" doesn't really make sense.

Well, you see, the original is slowed down 0%, so this is 1000 times that.
posted by Eideteker at 1:38 PM on January 18, 2011


My bad, 10× that. Percentages always screw up my math.
posted by Eideteker at 1:39 PM on January 18, 2011


Anyone find a better quality download of the Jurassic Park track?
posted by stinkycheese at 2:29 PM on January 18, 2011


Kylie Minoise actually recorded a cover of Napalm Death's "You Suffer" that is just over an hour long.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:33 PM on January 18, 2011


I also have the Jurassic Park Final Theme on my harddrive, which sounds *awesome* slowed down. I've posted it here on my personal site (112MB), running time 1h 65m. Original running time was 7m 54s.

Also, here's ABBA's Mamma Mia (53MB), just because. Original 3m 42s, slowed to just under an hour, which is... oh my god.. I don't even... some of the stereo shifting parts are just delicious. Most of the song becomes this hypnotic breathing. 41m 50s is crazy good.
posted by odinsdream at 12:16 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Amazing how much this sounds like Slowdive. Now I want to hear "One Of Us" slowed down.
posted by stinkycheese at 5:36 AM on January 22, 2011


Skating (Icy Breath Mix)
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:19 AM on January 22, 2011


On this page:
- Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." slowed 8x
- Wham!’s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" slowed 8x
- Sigur Rós’ “Saeglopur” slowed 8x
- Another Sigur Rós song, sped up 8x

On this page:
- Eiffel 65 - Blue 8x slower
- Justin Bieber - Baby 8x slower
- Owl City - Fireflies 8x slower

Sigur Rós sounds much better sped up. (4x; actually, this seems like an easter egg)

Time is a fun and weird dimension, and I'm glad we're able to record some aspects of it, warp it, and then share it on the internet.
posted by not_on_display at 10:38 AM on January 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


A tumblr blog full of slowed-down songs
posted by not_on_display at 12:42 PM on January 27, 2011


Sigur Rós sounds much better sped up. (4x; actually, this seems like an easter egg)

WHAT!? Maybe I'm easily impressed, but that's fucking spectacular. Thanks
posted by doublehappy at 1:01 PM on January 27, 2011


A tumblr blog full of slowed-down songs

It appears to mostly be a tumblr blog full of file errors. Alas. But, still, glad somebody went that route.
posted by cortex at 2:42 PM on January 27, 2011


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