when I whmp, well I nunna be, wanna be who wakes to you.
March 6, 2018 6:46 PM   Subscribe

but wood wive hen manna hood wive hun,
musta dub mcwhaff an’ *bloop* muff aonouds

nahnahnah, dahdahdah,
nahnahnah, dahdahdah,
dladadadadadadadah

posted by auntie-matter (37 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
Lends itself more to certain songs than others.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:49 PM on March 6


This was a particularly good choice, I thought.
posted by auntie-matter at 6:50 PM on March 6 [2 favorites]


Yes, I thought so, too.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:53 PM on March 6


This is the best Verfremdungseffekt I have ever witnessed.
posted by Adridne at 7:30 PM on March 6


this is rather catchy actually, I wasn't expecting that
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:33 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]


And it only goes for half as long! It's win-win!
posted by flabdablet at 7:36 PM on March 6 [3 favorites]


oh fuck can we not do the point and laugh at scottish accents again please?
I had the head of diversity and inclusion for a major teaching institution other the fuck out of me this morning in a way that if they'd tried it with anyone else in the room they'd have been out the door and sued to winnipeg and back but it's okay I'm just scottish and its quaint. I even said are you allowed to ask me that and they thought i was joking.

fuck
 that
  noise
posted by scruss at 8:06 PM on March 6 [14 favorites]


Just a day or two I was listening to Stan Rogers’ “Giant” and I reflected that with a single exception, the first verse has every beat fall on a noun in the lyrics. To give it the same treatment, you might wind up with:

Wind harbour rain road,
Promise winter recourse coal,
Fire blood fog Brador,
Giant rise moon.

It is an eerie folk song as interpreted by Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:07 PM on March 6 [6 favorites]


The underlying tech is seriously cool.
posted by flabdablet at 8:11 PM on March 6 [2 favorites]




I liked it! And kudos to the person who transcribed it!
posted by greermahoney at 8:25 PM on March 6


Another of these that came across my dash: Y.M.C.A. (YOU CAN GET CLEAN YOU CAN HAVE MEAL)

This doesn't seem to be the only one on this user's account, either.
posted by KChasm at 8:35 PM on March 6 [9 favorites]


Can someone smarter than I make this again, but with the opposite beats?

Like, only include the beats left out in this version.
posted by The Potate at 8:44 PM on March 6




Reading along with the lyrics makes this so fucking enjoyable
posted by pseudostrabismus at 8:51 PM on March 6 [4 favorites]


Legitimate grounds for murder

If I get assassinated for this, I will deserve it.

I get knocked down, but I get up again, and again, and again, and again...
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:05 AM on March 7 [1 favorite]


If I get assassinated for this, I will deserve it.

I genuinely can't hear any difference from the original.
posted by Jacqueline at 5:22 AM on March 7


Something more was done to get the syllable drop effect, in normal operation the Infinite Jukebox identifies matching beat-long segments of a song and jumps between them so the song never ends and your ears don't detect the jump and so the song sounds normal until you notice verses are getting dropped or recurring out of order.

Sometimes in a suitably repetitive song (or part of a song) it will get stuck jumping between two identical beats near each other which makes it sound like a scratched CD replaying the same sample over and over again.

I'm not sure how the every other syllable effect was achieved.
posted by snuffleupagus at 5:54 AM on March 7


a big improvement
posted by thelonius at 6:27 AM on March 7


flabdablet: John Mulaney agrees.
posted by foldedfish at 7:26 AM on March 7 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure how the every other syllable effect was achieved.

Click the Tune button, then turn the Branch Similarity Threshold all the way down and turn off "Loop extension optimization" to get rid of all the branches. Then press the right-arrow key to increase the play velocity by one (see the FAQ for more key controls). Then click the Play button.

John Mulaney agrees

Indeed he does, though I still haven't worked out how to achieve the gravitational slingshot effect of a well placed burst of It's Not Unusual.
posted by flabdablet at 7:33 AM on March 7 [6 favorites]


A well timed right-arrow can turn that Chumbawumba assassination trigger into something far more listenable. I think they're singing "Nightgown, oh forget it, never going out" but I'm still not sure.
posted by flabdablet at 8:02 AM on March 7


250 miles, heh.

Reminded me of sine wave speech for some reason [requires annoying Quicktime plugin, but totally worth it if you've never heard it].
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 8:31 AM on March 7


oh fuck can we not do the point and laugh at scottish accents again please?

Am I missing some context? I thought the joke was that half the syllables are missing. Any accent in any language would come out sounding funny. (And I'm pretty sure this song was chosen not for the Scottish singer but for the super-metronomic one-note riff that makes it instantly recognizable even when it's carved up.)

Not trying to defend something shitty, just wondering if there's UK/Europe-specific context that's going over my American head.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:34 AM on March 7 [2 favorites]


@nebulawindphone - I'm from the UK, half my family are Scottish and I have no idea what scruss is upset about.

There's a load of songs by artists from other places on OP's tumblr which I tend to think supports the idea that this is just some music-related fun and nobody cares that The Proclaimers are Scottish.
posted by auntie-matter at 8:59 AM on March 7


I would seriously pay good money if someone could implement this mode in the actual game.
posted by darksasami at 9:48 AM on March 7 [1 favorite]


Thanks, flabdablet!

I'm enjoying Depmo's 'RSNLYZUS.'
posted by snuffleupagus at 10:35 AM on March 7




Yakkety Sax is not substantially changed by this treatment, TBH. Just so you know.

I do rather enjoy "Feel, Inc" by the Gorillaz, though.
posted by egypturnash at 2:42 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


Am I missing some context?

the tag? the full transcription of «vaguely scottish noises»-gibberish where not all of the other linked songs have transcription? the “it only goes for half as long”? the I'm-not-this-thing-and-I-have-no-idea-why-people-who-are-this-thing-are-upset?

I … no. Just no. I can't even. There's no point.
posted by scruss at 3:11 PM on March 7


Sorry I asked.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:24 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


scruss, The Proclaimers are famously Scottish. Hence I tagged it Scottish, so people who like Scottish things might find and enjoy it. Sorry if that offends you, but it's got nothing at all to do with their accents (which are pretty mild anyway).

If you don't like the transcription, which I thought was pretty fun and not because it's anything do with with anyone's accent or otherwise - then take that up with the tumblrati who spent the time writing it up. I gather tumblr like people who can't even.
posted by auntie-matter at 3:27 PM on March 7 [2 favorites]


the “it only goes for half as long”?

To be fair, I've been every bit as pleased to have worked out how to make What's New Pussycat go for half as long as well, and Tom Jones is famously not Scottish.

Yakkety Sax is not substantially changed by this treatment, TBH. Just so you know.

Works even better at velocity 3, for two reasons: (a) the on-beat/off-beat accent structure is preserved and (b) only goes for one third as long!
posted by flabdablet at 7:22 PM on March 7


Man's Not Stop
posted by flabdablet at 7:40 PM on March 7


Jesus Built My Hotrod (Le Mans mix) works well at velocity 2.

"I wanna loaf"
posted by flabdablet at 8:30 PM on March 7


Eternal Kashmir
posted by flabdablet at 4:31 AM on March 8


Can someone smarter than I make this again, but with the opposite beats?

Like, only include the beats left out in this version.


Can't guarantee I'm smarter than you, but here you go.
posted by flabdablet at 8:11 PM on March 8


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