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Stun Nutz

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1. turn on Wiretap and record yourself randomly skipping through your iTunes collection 2. Play what you have just recorded on the Quicktime player, and then record that while hopping through your iTunes collection some more, layering new sounds on top 3. repeat step two until you get a nice, dense pile of junky samples. 4. Bring the mess into garageband and edit away 5. add drum loops, software bass and extra percussion as needed 6. tweak it by cutting, pasting, adding effects and whatnot 7. repeat steps 4-6 until you think it is done 8. create artwork and upload! Note: sound quality may vary, but results can be groovy
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Hits: 4100
Comments: 23
Fans: 7
Plays: 139
Downloads: 153
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Feb 15, 2005 - 11:02:27 AM
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2005 - 11:54:24 AM Last Played: Apr 30, 2017 - 04:13:49 PM
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Tom Atwood said 4606 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Did I hear Joni Mitchell
in there somewhere? The flutes? This was fun.
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Stun Nutz said 4606 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Did I hear Joni Mitchell
Joni? probably...I lost track...there must be bits of 40+ songs in there!
Thanks...
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MiMi said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Cage
wow you are the new John Cage!
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TobinMueller said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
on its head
you should add this process to the thread about
Composing Order just to turn everyone on their heads.
amazing what a little organization can do to randomness
and make it into something cool. (that, and a good ear
from the arranger.) nice inventive result.
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MiMi said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Have read this
http://www.newalbion.com/artists/cagej/autobiog.html
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Stun Nutz said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Have read this
John Cage always interested me, yeah! I never read this, though...
thanks for the link.
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said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
The Results
are Groovy.

BTW, that first note cleaned out my ears real good.
said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
IN-NUTZ-VA-STUN
I was back in the mid seventies... was it orange sunshine?
or... no, that was someone else. No it wasn't! Yes it was!!!!

It was more like the late sixties came here. And yes that
was Joni.
_nderscore said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
'wicked'
i like that this one has a bit more structure to it. in my
mind, it's a 'song'. then again, maybe it's just my head
trying to wrap itself around the sounds. i hear repeating
elements that can be construed as a chorus, other similar
parts that are the verses, & for the bridge.. well, just take
your pick. the great thing about this kind of stuff is it
changes the more you listen to it-you start to understand
& normalize it, just like any other song

you so crazy
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aclarke said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Groovy
I really had to listen to everything thing that was going on
here. Very interesting! You have great imagination and
creativity. Very cool sounds here... really grooved on the
drum and bass assault near the end.
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DeputyDoofy said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Nice!
Nice idea. Closest I came to this was my tune, Nuclear Power Plant, in which I took quick samples from a bunch of different commercial songs and forced them into a new tune.
I think I like yours better. The randomness really adds to the feel.

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said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Hilarious!
Yeah, the Joni Mitchell was unmistakable (Free Man in
Paris?) There's a big Moody Blues mellotron chord for an
instant too.

Some parts work pretty well, others (the big drum part in
the middle) don't.

The novelty wore off pretty early.

All in all pretty fatigueing listen.
Stun Nutz said 4605 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Hilarious!
Free Man in Paris is correct... I had to make sure... I love Joni Mitchell,
just haven't listened to Court and Spark much yet. Blue is my personal
favorite JM album.
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pooey said 4605 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
In the write-up for
my tune Aikafen, I made reference to Montreal based
Akufen and the album "My Way". Now how do I say this
without implying that this is not original...cuz I think this
is great! It reminded me so much of his stuff. Go seek
out the tune "Deck The House." (You can sample it at
amazon.com, but not iTunes). You'll see that it's on a
similar line, but a little more linear. And then he throws in
that thumpin' bass.

This tune is moody and groovy and fun fun fun. There are
alot of textures and layers and each section has its own
character. I really liked it. The big question here is: Can
this composing technique be used again but still get
unique results? I'm guessing that with your masterful
mouse-strokes its possible.
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Stun Nutz said 4600 days ago (February 20th, 2005)
In the write-up for
I finally had a change to check out Akufen...I may have to look into
getting this album...it sounds great! Actually, I heard this idea in other
tunes by Daft Punk and Max Tundra as well, so those were influences.
It's true, ideas like this are not completely original (not many ideas are
now days), but since they have not been explored too often, they still
intrigue me.
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Cameron said 4605 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
tOtAlLy InNoVaTiVe
The song started playing. "Ohmigawd," I exclaimed to Self,
"It sounds like someone flipping quickly over a radio dial!"

Then I read your description how you created this piece
and it makes perfect sense. What a great
compositional concept!

I liked the way you built the intensity throughout this
piece. It gave it a good "shape" and direction. The
excellent pacing added a sort of structure when it was
needed; otherwise the random sounds might have been a
bit too chaotic.

I'd like to hear more pieces composed with this general
idea -- perhaps vary the hip-hop aspects with more long,
drawn-out chords and phrases. That would be very
interesting!

This kind of music will undoubtedly be misunderstood
and perhaps given some low scores as a result, but of
course that doesn't MATTER; what's truly important in
"stretching-boundaries" music are the COMMENTS.

Hearing innovative stuff like this always stimulates me,
making me want to BREAK OUT of my classically trained
rut and go all loose and crazy with my music, but I
seriously doubt that anyone would like the results, and
their suspicions that I'm already a deranged musician
would be confirmed.

Great job on this, Nutz!
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Stun Nutz said 4603 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
tOtAlLy InNoVaTiVe
Thanks for taking the time out to write such a great comment,
Cameron... and while I'm at it, thanks to everyone else for the
encouragement...!
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said 4605 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
Number Nine...
9. Try to pick your favorite tune out of the scrapyard.

Do I hear a Black Sabbath flute in there?

This is fun. Creative, whacky and well mixed. 8877
SpasmodicMan said 4603 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
Voices
Radiohead, in first person. I can't turn it off! Ah...
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country john said 4602 days ago (February 18th, 2005)
yeah . . . this is the stuff !
this kind of inventive/crafted work is what
got me interested in your stuff in the first place . . .
and like _ said . . . this also resembles a song . . .
in a maths/structure kind of way . . .
so i can dig it easier than your freeform stuff . . .

nice one
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elfdaughter said 4397 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
Different...
But very good! I'm not sure what sort of music I'd class this as, but there is certaintly a lot going on. It's very hectic, and not really to my taste, but for just mixing a whole load of songs together, it's come out really well! So you added the drums etc afterwards - yeah, I think i works! I like parts of it better than others, though.
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allsaints said 4352 days ago (October 26th, 2005)
title
Very interesting. Really dug how you approached the construction of this
piece, and the result was very listenable.
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Dj French Toast said 1643 days ago (March 28th, 2013)
wow
I really dig this well thought out cool track !
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