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Ideas that come out of conversations at Hallowe'en parties - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
dronon
dronon
Ideas that come out of conversations at Hallowe'en parties
I want to hear Life Metal. It's like Death Metal music - loud, minor keys, harsh, guys screaming from the depths of their throats semi-incomprehensibly and screaming - except all the lyrics are positive, life-affirming encouragements.

"You're a great person! Pretty birds and flowers! Help your local community and exercise your right to vote! RRRRAAAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGHHHH!!!!"
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From: cjthomas Date: October 31st, 2004 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fun with music manipulation.

I want to hear Life Metal. It's like Death Metal music - loud, minor keys, harsh, guys screaming from the depths of their throats semi-incomprehensibly and screaming - except all the lyrics are positive, life-affirming encouragements.

You could also pitch-invert Death Metal. I'd played around with this with various .mod files (Star Control 2 score, mostly). Inverting pitch turns major keys into minor keys, and vice versa, among other things.

It also makes ending cadences sound like opening cadences, but you can fix that by playing it backwards as well, at which point it doesn't sound half bad. Plus, you get the amusement value of playing Death Metal backwards to get something positive.

The equivalent of this used to be turning a musical score upside down and playing it. The "PDQ Bach" series has a couple of examples of this, if memory serves (and is amusing in its own right; pick up a CD from the series if you haven't already).
momentrabbit From: momentrabbit Date: October 31st, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fun with music manipulation.

Saw Peter Schickele in concert live in Toronto once - two hours of unmitigated genius. One piece was, if I recall, a 'retrograde inversion canon.' One sheet of music, one melody line. He sang it with the music right-side-up - the guest tenor sang the same sheet upside-down, with alternate lyrics. The melodies complemented each other, and harmonized.

PDQB. The only 'classical' music I own that can make me laugh out loud without any vocals. :)
entropicana From: entropicana Date: October 31st, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would suggest Christian Metal, which is exactly the same only with occasional references to redemption, plus they sing about feeling guilt about the sins they're committing. It's not *quite* what you're looking for, I know, but it can be entertaining.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 1st, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

That would ROCK!

No pun intended. };)

Kannik
fetlock From: fetlock Date: November 1st, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
* Looks at you with a very weirded out look on his face*

I should of expected this from you! LOL.

-Fetlock / Wolfstarr
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