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LIOLI7--Industrielle #1--Capture


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Mystified

 Genre: Experimental

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In working with the loop for this challenge, I ended up with three songs, though this is the one I chose to represent my entry in the contest.

I knew I couldn't use the loop straightforward as it was, so like others here, I took it and radically modified it.
First I turned it backwards, then altered the pitch and speed of it, finally putting it through KT Granulator in about 15 different effects of the same loop.

This piece uses 4 of those loops--the main one as an underlying rhythm track. All sound very industrial/mechanical, which became the basis of my approach to each composition in the series "Industrielle."

This song was further influenced by the opening of a photo exhibit of industrial photographs in the dismantling of a steel mill. I was amazed at the composition and form and play of light in the photographs featured, and the way the artist described it in his lecture on the exhibit.

While this probably means more to me in relation to my reaction to the exhibit and the photographs therein, I hope you'll enjoy this entry into the LIOLI7 challenge :)

I've put it under the genre Experimental, because I have no idea what genre it is...!

Thank you, Bryn, for listens and your ongoing support :)


Photograph © by Chris Dunker: http://www.dunkerimaging.com/
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Song Stats
Hits: 4000
Comments: 45
Fans: 34
Plays: 158
Downloads: 64
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Mar 29, 2008 - 10:14:27 AM
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2015 - 09:07:01 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 04:27:27 PM
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Hardware:
MacMini, MacBook, B-1 Behringer condenser mic, MAudio 61es keystation, Mobile Pre USB
Software:
Logic, KT Granulator
Comments
said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Great Disguise!
oooooohhhhh, ooooo iiii ooooohhhh

way to hide that nasty loop, cool work.

. - Harold
Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
thank you!
Yeah...I needed to reconfigure the darned thing to work with it ;)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
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Skean said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Cool
Deep and scary but in the same-time beautiful done.. Kudos.
I love this LIOLI thing :)
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Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
ooh....scary!
I'm always interested in hearing how people respond to music.
"Scary" was unexpected, but I can see how the sounds of dark, churning machinery could create that atmosphere.
Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment :)
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magnatone said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
LIOLI
Wow - way to transform evil into good! I listened to the original loop and my mind went scarily blank - my thinking is way too linear. I'm amazed by the sheer genius, not to mention courage, of all the MJ'ers who've worked with this. This one is particularly compelling - you have indeed created good from evil - what an accomplishment - congratulations mysti! (cool ending!)
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Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
it's funny...
...but my mind went blank when I listened to the original loop as well. The only way I could 'hear' it in something was to transform it into something else, and then I started to hear the possibilities.

Thank you for the kind words--and I agree; this challenge has been a lot of fun both to participate in, and to listen to the songs that have come out of it.
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Morning Light said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Superb!!!! :)
This is a cool metaphor to go with your music and the pic! It is a sweet sublime story .......I love the reference to the similarity of looks... the pic even looks like the loop would look if it was in matter. I love the touch you have with your vox and the name of the song...."industrielle" he he with all that light and soft vox, Dr. Lioli will be put in a spell and fall piecefully asleep on the cement floor!!! :)*
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Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
thank you, Morning Light :)
Your comment made me smile!
You have such a lovely way with words and description--thank you for taking time to let me know that you enjoyed this song :)
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sloparts said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Ah the heart of the machine,
comes to light at last. It's like you gave life to the machines we all see, but generally ignore. A very well done piece that flows from beginning to end. Excellent work with the loop and the sounds you used with it, and the great production.

Love it, thanks for the effort. It's great

Ed
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Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Thank you Ed :)
What lovely comments!
Thank you so much for taking time to share them here.
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stooey said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
This is interesting
I hope you post the other components of the Industrielle Series.

A very creative entry.

The soft vocals are such a paradox to the industrial sounding opening.
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Mystified said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Industrielle
thank you for the comments! Glad you liked :)

I will be posting the other two under (surprise) Industrielle #2 and #3 soon.

thanks again!
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chikoppi said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Lovely
I really like the timber of the underlying rhythm. That granulation really sounds like a Japanese Koto - very delicate and tine-like. Terrific atmosphere and mood! Like rain drops falling on glass bottles. I've been listening to Bjork's "Volta" lately and this song reminds me of "I See Who You Are." (P.S. Is that a 6-color printing press?)
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Mystified said 4127 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
rain drops falling on glass bottles...
...i like that simile! Thank you for your comments here. I will have to look up the song by Bjork.
I've really had a lot of fun delving into the more experimental/ambient realm recently, in addition to doing my 'usual genres.'

The picture is from the exhibit--and what was the once the steel mill. They are called finishing stands. They look to me like massive guardians lining the wall...waiting and watching.
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dajama said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Beautiful
This is very effective, and a wonderful response to the "ugliness" of the original loop. The beats are great, a nice subtle groove, and the sounds overlaying it are hypnotic and captivating. I like the commentary on the photo - surprising and unexpected, but effective. Nicely done. Peace.
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WillyB said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
graceful..
I didn't think you could make that loop work so gracefully! I love how you brought in the machine feel too! I'm very much looking forward to checking out the rest of your material.
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SmokeyVW said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
ooo
a thought provoking intro

followed by an excellent exploration

it's much more than industrial, indeed

and you got 'im too

thanks
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ktb said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
mind bending
like the path this loop took. all the vocals were great, but the spoken vocal was my fav.
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said 4129 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Delicate and Steel
I'm seeing huge, incomprehensible machines made of glass and crystal, lit in sloping rays of afternoon dusk in a rusty and dingy warehouse of murk and shadows.

How you discovered this kind of grace and magic in that awful sound is beyond me. Beautiful beyond words...
bud said 4128 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Pleased to meet another loop killer -
I really like what you put together here. The fix of tempos and textures really play well with your voice. The photo and background story is cool too.
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davisamerica said 4128 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
lioli
lol ... well this is cool cat ... very cool
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droop said 4128 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Neat
contrast between your voice and the industrial sounds Mysti. Excellent job with that granulator thing and I love the pic.
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announcer said 4128 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Since I now live in what was steel alley,
I can relate to this song. There is a strange beauty in the photos I've seen of the dismantling of steel mills in this valley. Some of the beauty comes from the textures of the industrial landscape, some from the destruction of something that is so ugly. On the other hand it is sad to because it is the realization that a way of life has come to an end. But then again there is some beauty in death.

good posting that I enjoyed a lot.
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Diviner said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Brilliant
The music is really good and such a good idea that has come off really well. Also you have a lovely voice that adds to the music very well. I just cannot believe what you have done with the sample. The whole song is lovely, it should really go on for longer, it seems to stop suddenly, which is a shame, but that does not stop it being a brilliant track. I'm really impressed.
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bug67 said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Amazing
Funny the first song I listen to from this LIOLI challenge comes from you. Always been a fan. Your voice is wonderful as always. IMHO, I wish this would've lasted a while longer. :)

Thanks for sharing.
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btransue said 4128 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
visions of Metropolis...
dancing through my head. Those machines have a strange personality to them don't they...I though they were looking at me...maybe they are. Maybe the light isn't all that's captured in there. Nice Myst...you know I like this.
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Ed Hannifin said 4127 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Ms. Cat...
I love your speaking voice...

Film and audio producers who can't get in line for Emma Thompson need to start calling you...

I have never been too inclined towards "industrial chic", or towards music inspired by things industrial, or by tractors, but this ends up very human, very alive, and very musical...

Ed
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gregd said 4127 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Wonderful remix
of that awful guitar. Smooth, cool ambient mix. I'd file this under Ambient, myself. However, you did a real cool bit of surgery, no matter what you call it.

Nice going.
-g
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aclarke said 4127 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Truly unique
and extremely innovative. My linear thinking brain would never have been able to imagine such creativity... considering what you had to work with. I commend you!
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Doug Somers said 4127 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
How DO you do that
Wonderful, mechanical, alive, bleepy, ethereal, and so very creative. I have the image of being in an abandoned space station with loose machined floating all around.

Too cool. Thanks Cat!!!

Be well,
Doug
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ziti said 4127 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
hey there
your continuing development as an artist is a constant inspiration. Thanks!!

this is way cool....and you rule!


deepest, always

z
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apb said 4127 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Hypnotic and captivating

..in it's repetiveness. Not heard the loop set yet ..
but I can tell it's well disguised and often a sensible approach to inspire from.

The machine sounds give a hint of industrial but nicely not over-done .. subtler and distant somehow, like of a past age...which is apt considering the inspiring art.

The repeated "capture" and sultry delivery reminded me of Blondie's "rapture" a little.

Fantastic vocals as usual and lovely rich soundscape. Grand entry.
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futzpucker said 4127 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Very new
Creative, unusual, alluring in an unexpected way, courageous, fascinating, and very impressive. You continue to amaze, Cat.
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egobandit said 4126 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Cool!
Some of the sounds remind me of the sounds Soul coughing used to get in there backgrounds. I like the dragging sound Is it just me or does this end abruptly anyway I enjoyed!
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peacepiano said 4125 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Ethereal
I hear the loop, but you manage to create a really cool soundscape with it. Your voice and the industrial rhythms are well mixed. Enjoyed!

Thanks
Bill
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Outtaorbit said 4125 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
That was
something special.... great tune
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gwhoose said 4125 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
capture
photography is so even. it just sees. sort of reminds me of the movie Soldier with the waste planet.. Jonathan made a poster recently for a pinball tournament; steel like heavy metal. we really got into it. metal is unusual to consciousness. not sure why it is considered evil. just a tool i suppose. my dad used to work in wood. made some really beautiful things. but the knives were the key. and that was where metal met reality. through metal some really beautiful natural evidence presents. I guess the first metal evil was bone or dead wood.. tools for whacking; you can see this thing gets me thinking...

thanks for posting!
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said 4125 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Organic
For how much processing that you did, it really came out sounding natural. I love your soft vox that hover in the background. Great mix and and dreamy production.

Fav and downloaded


Chris
ageofthedeathtree said 4124 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
wow!
love what you did with that darn loop! lovely tune, i love the menacing yet beautiful quality you have going on! nice work myst!

age
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NorthPoint said 4123 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
soul of a new machine
Ed's comment, and your song, reminded me of this classic story by Tracy Kidder. Here's to freeing one's inner geek :) Well done on this composition Cat.




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drakonis said 4123 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
puts me in a Catatonic state
I hear the return of the marbles rolling down the chutes, but softened and twisted a bit. Love the intro and the build and grind of the machinery, coupled with your soft voice, makes a sweet dichotomy. It almost verged on muddy near the end, but you did a super job of keeping things pretty clear, a tough job with these sounds! Excellent!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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I. Spike said 4122 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Candy!
This is just so cool...! You are so sonically happening! It's odd but inviting, industrially liquid and the voice draws you and hypnotizes you... so yummy.... excellent ear candy!
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The Orbiting said 4122 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Conveyor
I truly love this and have been listening to it for a few days now. You sound incredibly comfortable and in control of what you're doing with the spoken word combined with the industrial sound and the ethereal singing. It's really incredibly well-executed, Mysti, and shows you at the top of your game. I heard industrial sounds in the loop as well, by the time I was done manipulating it, I kept thinking of a conveyor belt that needed oil, and some of your sounds remind me of that, as well, so your industrial imagery makes a lot of sense to me. Lovely and wonderful expert. --L
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littledude said 4106 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Wow
Way to take something as boring as a repeating loop and make it hauntingly beautiful. Incredible job!
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apocafunk said 3969 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
intriguing sound...
this one has an ethereal "chill up your spine" feel which works well. this is the first song of yours that i've heard, and its impressive. beautiful tone in the vocal delivery, too. looking forward to listening to your other posts as well. great work
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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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