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time stress fracture


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Stun Nutz

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Time frustrates... don't let it get to you...

The original photograph of the clock is by "hoolebronx"... check out his photos on flickr.
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Hits: 4885
Comments: 44
Fans: 10
Plays: 441
Downloads: 153
Votes: 21
Uploaded: Apr 26, 2006 - 06:15:33 PM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2006 - 09:50:18 AM Last Played: Oct 25, 2017 - 09:29:31 AM
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Hardware:
Casiotone 7000, video camera (for recording the Casiotone)
Software:
GarageBand, iMovie, wiretap
Comments
perceptualvortex said 4250 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
That busted
clock, and the song sure do synesthize into the ravages of time... it's like exploring an old abandoned mansion (except for the wildcats, that is) with two centuries of cobwebs and dust and mold all about. Who needs a music video when the real thing is right there in the audio?
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
That busted
Interesting... you described another one of my tunes in a similiar way
before... like being in an old mansion ("resuscitated joy", I think). Maybe
I am like one of those vampires that sit there and play organ in their
haunted mansion all night... except the organ is a part of me... like an
antique-futurist cyborg... uh oh... entering sci fi territory again...!
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perceptualvortex said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
That busted
Truly, you are the master of the decrepit/abandoned post-cyberpunk
architectural soundscape. resuscitated joy, with that heartbeat and
haunted mansion, belongs on the same reel as this one.

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Macaudion said 4250 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
Dude, you are so strange - I know you are
But that was quite intriguing - I was just gonna take a short listen after
I downloaded it, and then run off and finish my work w/ thoughts to
comment later... - But now that I've been stopped dead in my tracks, I
just wanted to take the time to tell ya what a fine job of again, reeling
me into you very strange, but intriquing view of the 'time stress
fracture' -- I Never know what I'm about to hear w/ you, and I can't
even say that there's a particular Stun Nutz thing to it except that
there's always an interesting hypnotic peregrine-like beat to your tunes
that just draws ya - You're such an artist - What's the deal w/ the big
kitty, though - I already know that it's over my head, but humor me...

Thanks mister - Dion
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Dude, you are so strange - I know you are
OK... initially I liked the mad animal noise because I thought it was crazy
and disturbing (I hope it's not overdone...now I am wondering if it is a
little corny...oh well). Anyway, I got to thinking about what it meant to
me... it's like being trapped in a corner... like an animal that has no
choice but to defend itself. I feel trapped by time. It just slips away...
there is never enough of it. Sometimes it makes you just want to
scream...! When it comes down to it, I think all these crazy noises are a
way to deal with my repressed feelings. (If that doesn't explain it, listen
to "spagizm" again!!! ha ha!)
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Macaudion said 4247 days ago (April 30th, 2006)
Dude, you are so strange - I know you are
Well, I could have told ya that I liked the kitty; it fit right in, and perfectly so -
Mostly, I was cuourious how ya made the connection cause I didn't get it - But
who could get every element that an artist has choosen to create with, and
epecially after only a few listens... I'm not sure I'd want anyone to get
everything I did and all the reasons why...

So don't cha be goin and have second thoughts about it, sir - Thank you -
Dion

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MissChaos said 4250 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
rabid
Cool soundscape... well, not really cool so much as creepy. :-) This could
be the theme song for the feature film El Chupacabra (if there were one).
And if there were, and your song was in it, I'd go see it pronto. I like what
you do with the space between my ears; everything moves so fluid
between the poles.
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
rabid
Darn... I was hoping to nail cool AND creepy! Oh well, one out of two
ain't bad. I LOVE your El Chupacabra idea, by the way. Thanks for
listening...Miss C!
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MissChaos said 4245 days ago (May 1st, 2006)
rabid
edit: It is creepy AND cool. :-)

And... while _nder and I were at the video store, we saw... yes... we saw El
Chupacabra: The Movie. Of course, we thought of Stun Nutz.

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said 4250 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Time is an afterthought
Time is an asterix.
A subtle and smart song. It made sense to me.
Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Time is an afterthought
I had a feeling it would!
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Komrade K said 4250 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Intriguing textures
In some ways this is quite a difficult track to get into but the sacred feel
to the organ playing combined with the 'noisy bits' (which almost turned
into a recognisable rhythm!) hooked me in. I listened a few times and to
be honest I'm not sure if I liked this or not - however, it's well done and
full of atmosphere - quite perturbing but intriguing - and inspired.

KK

PS - Sounds like you've got a growling dog in there too!

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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Intriguing textures
Wow...thanks for giving this a few listens...especially if you aren't sure if
you liked it or not! I appreciate it. My stuff can get pretty indulgent
(a.k.a. obnoxious) sometimes!
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said 4250 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Hey
I usually have to come back to your music and listen numerous times
before I can leave an effective comment. I seriously love this song and
wish people would vote better on it. I know votes don't actually mean
much, but in this case....this song really deserves an intricite listen. It is
composed with a lot of care and thought, and i can really really tell.
Richard Kirk woukd have a great deal of appreciation for this song.
I sure do.
9-10-9-9 (my vote)
Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Hey
I know what you mean. Sometimes I have go back and listen to tunes a
second or third time before I comment as well. The only problem with
that is sometimes I forget to comment at all. Oh well, as long as they
don't take their songs down too quickly I won't be in trouble!!

Glad you picked up on all the deatils in this one...
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Eccentrikamerika said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
hippos on the nile
my favorite stun nutz trax all share a quiet, cold, emotional streak- like
frozen sadness or, less prosaically, a ghost. then you bring in a very
real, gritty, primal rhythm.

your rhythms here are so insanely detailed that it's like reading brail
with your eardrums. and the inclusion of the creatures make things
anchor around an extra earthy channel that is decidedly less urban, but
still tastes like concrete.

really really great stuff eric.

part of me wants to hear you remake those animal noises- with vinyl.
c'mon, watch any and all footage of dj qbert and give it a whirl.
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
hippos on the nile
Thanks EA... yeah! one of the reasons why I used the mad animal sound
is that it reminded me of some of the noises you get with scratching... I
have never properly "scratched" on a turntable, though... I would love to
try! Maybe EE could show me.
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renecalvo said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
I say that knowing full well that you consider those adjectives to be COMPLMENTS.
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
Heh...you got me there...! One of these days I will have to
challenge myself and make a track that is neither odd nor disturbing.
Hmmm... not sure if I could do both... on second thought. Thanks,
renecalvo.
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renecalvo said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
I remember once hearing somebody using the word eccentric as a perjorative and being very surprised. It had never even occured to me that it could be applied as such. So I say with much affection that you are a truly wierd, senseless, bastard child of the modern age.
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
I shall now shed tears of joy.
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
seriously, that was great... I may have to use that phrase in the future... maybe
on my banner ad!!
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renecalvo said 4248 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
odd and disturbing
Yes!
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Leon said 4249 days ago (April 27th, 2006)
Stun(ning)!
Experimental indeed.. guess it as experimental as experimental gets.
Your boldness in mixing these disparate sounds into a musical melange is
admirable. It takes audacity to break new ground in music and I think
that is what you have. You have no fear in your musical adventurism.
You just might find the holy grail of the next great style in music.

I gotta check the rest of your catalog and experience your otherworldly
music. That will be quite a ride, i think.

(By the way, original Ann Arbor guy here, bro)
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Stun(ning)!
Thanks Leon... I love Ann Arbor! I went to U of M for art and design... graduated
in 1993. As far as the holy grail goes... how did you know I was looking for
that...?
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perceptualvortex said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
Stun(ning)!
Ann Arbor, eh? I was born there. As for finding the holy grail of new music style... don't bother looking under Rosslyn Chapel. I already checked.

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Mcboy said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
glitch....
in time and space.....see what to much morphine will do to
ya...hehhhe.....i remember hearing sounds like these while on morphine
in a hospital....u probably had a milkshake and then composed
this...hehhhe...uniquely nutz......we're due another collab.....peace...
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
glitch....
Hmmm. Let's see... since I do most of the work on these over my lunch break at
work, then I was probably just downed some caffiene (Diet Coke, in fact...how's
that for wild and crazy?). Thanks McBoy...
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Stun Nutz said 4249 days ago (April 28th, 2006)
glitch....
By the way, I'd love to collab again, so I will keep that in mind...
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The Composer said 4248 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
Very Intriguing
Quite enjoyed this and there were a couple of things I found quite
interesting about this. For starters the organ in the background
against the glitchy sounds (in a couple of layers too which was nice)
did certainly give it that old, dark, empty mansion type of feel which
worked well. I also particularly liked it how the drums slowly grew out
of the glitchy stuff, so it wasn't until they started playing looping
patterns that you actually realised that it was an effected drum kit...
very cool!

Some critisms though.... the lion roar didn't quite work for me.
Though I understand the idea about the being trapped in a corner sort
of thing, it didn't fit into any of the musical ideas that you already
had... ie, it didn't have any connection with an old house/organ and
with all the the glitch sounds, thier source (what the sounds orginally
were) wasn't immediately recognisable... where the lion roar is
definately a lion roar... theres no doubt about it.

It would've worked better for me if you had either used human sounds
trying like an animal (like you've brought up by wolves etc) or used
other sounds to mimic a lion roar... if you could find a shareware audio
program that can do a process called convolving, it would be perfect
for this (convolving combines different different elements of two
sounds together to create a new sound).

The other thing, is that I felt this had somewhere more to go...
particularly after I realised that you were building the drums I expected
to the piece to start building alot more... drums getting more frenetic
and the like... building the level of energy/noise etc.

Anyway... quite enjoyed it... thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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Stun Nutz said 4247 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
Very Intriguing
Thanks for checking this out, Composer... you have highlighted exactly
the two things that I was a little unsure about... the animal sound and
the length of the piece.

As far as the animal sound goes, I have a tendency to throw very
disparate elements together and try to make them fit (like putting a
square peg ina round hole). Sometimes it works better than others.
Maybe if there was a story to go with this that described the animal, like
Miss Chaos' El Chupacabra idea, then people would accept it a little
better. Also, I agree it would be cool to have the animal noise more
integrated with the music. I like the idea of starting out with it being
unrecognizable, or Eccentrik's idea of using turntable scratching to
create the sounds.

As far as the length of the piece goes, I often get antsy and overly eager
to post the thing that I may not realize at first that it could have gone
much further. I do have to say that I did want to end this on a quiet
note, as opposed to a build and build... I did that on my last collab,
"daydreams dissolved" and wanted to try a little different approach this
time around.

I will defeinitely take your comments into consideration if I decide to go
back and take this piece further, though. Thanks!
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JOAN said 4248 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
right
we try not to deal with time especially when it was the day that never is..... we wrapped our brains around this one and really dug it man.
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norick.h said 4244 days ago (May 3rd, 2006)
exciting
Cool and exciting development of a wild groove!
You are a true sampling artist.
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atonalis said 4243 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
damn..... Eric..... man o man.
i just wrote you this gushing review..... but it didn't take...... this is by far my favorite thing you've posted here. the crispness of the percussives.... that beautiful flowing undertow melodic pad....... this is F'n genious. really. this is like "Dali-Sonics"..... surreal trips for few explorors..... damn damn damn. i just can't find the words for this...... and i think it's not meant to have words reduce it to a simplistic opinion........ just wonderful....... faved.... downloaded ...... and 9, 10, 10, 10....... the only reason for the 9 is content....... not enough of it (length, i mean....he he)....... i would love a chance to remix/rework this....... i mean, this is great..... not to blow sunshine up your .....um... er...yeah.. but i LOVE this. did i mention i love this? damn.

lovely and much much respect.........damn.
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Stun Nutz said 4243 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
damn..... Eric..... man o man.
Cool... I thought you might like this. It draws a lot of inspiration from your
stuff!!! I can hear you, glorious monster, squarepusher and aphex tiwn in
there... I just hope It doesn't sound like a rip off!
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atonalis said 4243 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
No and Yeah.....
this ain't no rip off...... it sounds like you..... is that cliche? really, the atmos/ ambience is all you..... technique aside..... techniques are techniques.... and this is quite you. this was just wonderful. well, it was my taste..... so maybe i'm biased////////really impressive work..... i know what kind of emotion and toil it takes to make tracks that are....... um...... unusual but coheasive...... that little thread of reality that ties the listener in but takes them into a completely new, but perhaps uncomfortable dimension. outstanding, you.
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AEROjet said 4243 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
I'm so happy...
...that I chose to visit your page today Stun. I really like pieces that mean
something more than just what you hear. It's brilliant. Music
manifestation. Way ta show off your chops Stun.
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datafunk said 4239 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
need more time
to fully understand everything... but time I have and stressed I'm not... this is absolutely a woot thing... yeah I agree though, time frustrates but we still have time to take our time... really dug it but I knew I would cause it's a stun thing and we like it nutzed.
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pooey said 4235 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
Ok, now i got it.
It took me a few dedicated listens. But now it is "clicking" for me. Nice
work on the organ. The tone works great with the theme of the piece.
The first time i heard the piece I didn't even notice it--all I could sense
were the "minced loops". I think at first I felt that the blips and
snippets were too predominant. But maybe thats the point: we get too
wrapped up in the time it takes to get something done (the ticks and
tacks), and forget to really enjoy what it is we're actually doing (the
hauntingly beautiful organ).

The lion roar. At first I was perplexed. Is it possible for something to
seem incongruous in a StunNutz piece? After a few listens it has grown
on me, but I part of me wishes to hear some pitch warping done on the
roar a-la Spagizm. Maybe what was so out-of-place with the lion roar
is that it appeared (I think) mostly untouched. Having said all that, it is
not up to the composer to dumb the music down to the listener, but
rather the listener who has to rise to the challenge of seeing the
master's vision. I will work to understand the voice of the lion.

Oooo...the master. I just refered to you as "the master". Ha! How big
Eric's head must be right now.

Once again, awesome awesome work. I am humbled.
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said 4233 days ago (May 14th, 2006)
Fractures
A boy walking alone through the ruined remains of a city in a post
apocalypse world. Desolate, isolating, beautiful.
9's
composerclark said 4232 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
Liked it
I liked the odditt of it all; lots to pick out on different listenings. The lion
roar didn't seem out of place to me, and the length is fine.

However, it certainly could be longer-it could evolve more than it
does, or something different could be introduced. Also, just a thought,
but the static-y crackling that accompanies it all could be something that
is introduced more gradually, starting out as almost inaudible
background noise, and gradually building to be the principal thing you
hear. At which point it could cut out abruptly (and the piece could end),
or you could do the reverse and have it fade away again (but more
quickly).
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SpasmodicMan said 4231 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Cheshire clock
The wild animal that waits at the edge of civilization, subliminally manifesting between cracks in the levies, around the corner were the gangster slips, under the footfall of the subversive bohemian, in the face of the Cheshire clock...
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Obstructions said 4019 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
bus
compared to your other stuff, the sampled sounds are really all I like from this tune. and I really like them.
It's nice, but those garageband loops and drum instruments just sound so tacky after hearing them over and over when you first get GB and all you know how to do is drag the loops into the timeline.
but I like the flips and ripping noises.
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said 3744 days ago (September 15th, 2007)
i love how two genres collide!
I am completely knackered over studying and thinking of cpu architectures (as a lawyer;-)). Still the fight is worth it, and this tune collides the classic with the glitchy stuff. Like how Babbage invented the computer with gears and steampower and Von Neumann turned it into somefin fast and furious (GROWLLLL!). A very recognizable track indeed. Enjoyed:-)

later my friend, have a great sunday!

Marc
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