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Stun Nutz

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Why play instruments....when you can use your kids? Once again, I videotaped my daugthers and used Wiretap to capture portions of audio from iMovie. The keyboard/piano sounds are played by Abby and Emma on an old Casio SK-1 and the vocal sounds are mainly Abby being squeezed and tickled (by me). You can also hear them both singing in a few areas. Some additional sounds were supplied by four manipulated drum loops, penciled-in bass and percussion, and me hitting a box. The photos were taken from the same video session (that's Abby on the left and Emma playing keyboard on the right).
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Hits: 5627
Comments: 23
Fans: 10
Plays: 277
Downloads: 207
Votes: 23
Uploaded: May 09, 2005 - 05:33:28 PM
Last Updated: May 09, 2005 - 09:23:25 PM Last Played: Feb 28, 2019 - 07:56:21 AM
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Casio SK1, Digital Videocamera, Mac G4
iMovie, Wiretap, Timetoy, GarageBand
Tom Atwood said 5151 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
Home Horror Movies
Kids as props. I'm all for it. Put them to good use. I was
prepared for this to resemble somebody's home movies,
but fortunately, it sounds more like Stun Nutz instead.
Has a nice nightmarish quality, sort of like home horror

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DeputyDoofy said 5151 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
pure genius!
Goes to show just how scary kids are. :P
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Eccentrikamerika said 5151 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
just so loose and exquisite.
like a jazzy b-side by the genius maniacs who usher
in the 'new sound' in 2065.
perfect use of samples! way to play your kids- the
deluded diva aspect of their voices perfectly contend
with the atmosphere and bass, and i still just can't
get over your grooves.
awesome bit, kat.
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SpasmodicMan said 5151 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
You have a dream
Had a dream. At work wearing my father's clothes, only
I'm still a kid, swimming in them, flapping long sleeves
like a seal and tripping on too long pants. Woke up. All
my life's journals and tapes and vrcs piled around me, my
life's work like walls of plastic. They tumble on top of me,
crushing. Killed by my life's work. Woke up again...
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Peter Greenstone said 5150 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
very good
You did a great job of picking out the right sounds from your
kids and editing them well. Very cool. Abby sounds like
some totally freaky instrument. It doesn't just sound like
something you made with the kids, it's like something (no
good words come to mind).
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Tom Atwood said 5150 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
the decline of jitterspook
It's amazing to watch the progress of a piece like this,
which at one point was at the top of the weekly picks, and
then was slowly bombed and chipped away at without
comment. Twelve votes--six comments (two of them from
me). Guess all your fans got out early. Anyway, this was a
very original, unusual and possibly (child) abusive piece.
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Stun Nutz said 5149 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
the decline of jitterspook
Thanks for the continued support, Tom! Yeah I knew this wouldn't last
long at the top... I hope it stays on the list, at least. It seems when tunes
fall off the weekly pics, they rarely ever get visited anymore. I am glad
to see the rating scheme back, though. I always like seeing what floats
to the top of the list.
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Magritte said 5149 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
This was a whole horror movie in one song. Much scarier than The Ring.
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pooey said 5148 days ago (May 12th, 2005)
Whoa Hoa!
I haven't even listened to it yet, but you got an SK-1? You
been holdin' out on us, Stun! Ahhh....Casio SK-1. How
many lunchtimes did my friends and I go to the Radio
Shack and piss the HELL out of the salesmen by sampling
ourselves saying bad words or burping. Awesome. There
better be some sampled burping on the track. Well , I'll
forgive you if there isn't.
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said 5142 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Great job.
I love it. Excellent.
perceptualvortex said 5141 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Awesome vocals, kids
Nice going Stun. This really made me think of Dali paintings for some reason. It could easily be mistaken for one of the better Negativland tracks, which I think is a good thing. --D
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mikkinylund said 5138 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
To say the least! This is not scary at all to me, but instead
crazy and full of life. The bass is almost like the great Aorta
trying to keep sounds and FX in balance. I've done similar
things with my daughter and keeps reminding myself that
kids don't have boundaries on sound scapes like us adults

Great work!

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Macaudion said 5133 days ago (May 27th, 2005)
More cool...
I thought I'd never say it, because it can seem lacking at
times however, "this is very coo!". First of all, you have
two very beautiful daughters and BONUS, the fact that
you get to have this kind of creative fun with them and
them with you, is even more cool! I was kind of down a
little and this tune pulled me up out of a bit of a funk. I'm
smiling as I'm typing... Great job! Keep up the fun about it
- Cydniko
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Kevin Apgar said 5127 days ago (June 3rd, 2005)
Again, Stunner, you never cease to amaze me.

Your kids are gonna need therapy when they hear this for the first time.

I love it.
Brett Lee said 5096 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
I love the atmospheric sounds that this one has. I would have liked to hear a
little more rhythym in the drums and the bass (the pulse of the song) but then
that may have pulled away from the focus of the piece. I like it, and it is now one
of my favorites.

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Dwayne Plain said 5089 days ago (July 11th, 2005)
Cool all around.
It's a cool piece. I like it. It reminds me a little of
something Keff McCulloch did when he combined party
sounds he recorded & incidental music he wrote for Silver
Nemesis (Doctor Who episode from the 80s featuring
Cybermen). Hmm, have you thought of doing a horn mix
with this? It would be kind of interesting.
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allsaints said 4987 days ago (October 20th, 2005)
It begins as music concrete and then you add a funky but disturbing
groove under it, that builds slowly. It also has a kind of b-movie horror
soundtrack sound. Your music seems to be a vortex of blending and
disassembling. I'm really enjoying it.
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atonalis said 4955 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
this is sorta creepy. i loved everything about it. i have often thought of doing something of the like with my kids. wonderful wonderful listen.........
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ginz111 said 4954 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
love the groove
thats mixed in throughout the track.
Great track!!
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Ed Hannifin said 4909 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Really something...
Fantastic. Fascinating. Imaginative. Wild. Weird.

Wonderful, in a sort of, 'guess I won't sleep tonight' sort of way...

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renecalvo said 4870 days ago (February 14th, 2006)
I like it.
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renecalvo said 4870 days ago (February 14th, 2006)
I like it.
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Obstructions said 4568 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
your picture totally freaked me out. I can't look at it...it.. it's... it's *creepy*.

so is the song, but I like it. The beat is pretty friggin sweet. doo doo doo bum CHHHHH doo doo CHH dum dum

and that bass in there adds to things very nicely

and then you've got some weird smashing sounds, or something?

a very good combination of sounds.
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