The Magic Window
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Geogandhi wrote:Sounds like short digi delay. Like a DD3 but obv that's only mono. Many things could get in that ball park.
sixtyniner wrote:Echelon wrote:Listen with good headphones in the first 20 or so seconds and you can hear the sounds of children breathing hard and a kid choking in a way it almost sounds like laughing. It's pretty chilling to say the least, and I'm never going to look at the song the same way again. (Even with the cult mantra spoken throughout it)
That's just children laughing. The "breathing" or "choking" is just kids breathing for air from giggling or having fun, probably just some field recording of kids playing about. It sounds a bit weird because it's looped and timestretched.
drillkicker wrote:I'm not sure about the filter sound, but the grainy, metallic one sounds to me like they brought a sound through a ring mod, resampled it, and then played it back while altering the speed.
Gazebo4 wrote:I dunno man, listened to it a few times and it definitely doesn't sound like breathing air from giggling to me, but who knows. Either way it does sound pretty ambiguous and twisted, in a good way
sixtyniner wrote:Gazebo4 wrote:I dunno man, listened to it a few times and it definitely doesn't sound like breathing air from giggling to me, but who knows. Either way it does sound pretty ambiguous and twisted, in a good way
I think you're seeing something the artists never intended. It sounds weird because it's looped, timestretched and drenched in reverb. It seems way too edgy for the brothers to sample anything as violent or distraught as children suffocating and gasping for air.
Valotonin wrote:I am inclined to agree with a lot of what Echelon said. An obscure "conspiracy theory" documentary was sampled in a track on Tomorrow's Harvest, arguably the most famous documentary by that particular filmmaker was on Mount Carmel and the crimes of the ATF therein. A particular emphasis is on the fact that CS gas was released into the basement area where they were keeping the children away from harm before, according to them (and I am also leaning towards that version of events being true) the ATF intentionally started the fire that claimed their lives. There was one possible escape route and it was sealed by the ATF driving a tank into that portion of the building and collapsing it.
I would imagine the adults tried to keep the children in good spirits. You don't tell a child that there is a slim chance they will make it out of such situations alive, that isn't right. The rest you can hear in the track as far as I have always been concerned.
sorry if this has already been discussed, but I didn't find any mention of it.
The sound, or 'logotone,' at the beginning of Gemini is also at the beginning of the Criterion trailer for 'Woman in the Dunes.'
I've never heard it on other Janus/Criterion trailers before so I thought maybe it was for the Teshigahara Production company who originally released the film, but I couldn't find it used on any of the director/company's other trailers.
In any case, the film is based on a novel by Kobo Abe and on its wikipedia page the critic Max Tessier says,' the main theme of the film is the desire to escape from society.' Even if that's a total coincidence it seems fitting.
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