Sunday, July 3, 2011
Monday Morning's Monster Mayan Morphine Mash
My longest youtube video ever! Which can mean only one thing: it's guaranteed never to be watched in it's entirety by anyone. Available in 720p, to the mad few who will watch it. It took me hours to render in HD so you might as well watch it in HD. Or if you'd rather just listen to the music, you can do so below:
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Having recently decided to give Native Instruments Traktor a go, this is a recording of me, "giving it a go". No PFL or magic midi controller, I had to guess my way around songs with a mouse, and just go with the flow as I faded bits in and tried out effects. Think of this like baking. This me testing out ingredients and baking heats as opposed to an actual finished cake.
I'm quite happy with a couple of sections, and at other points you can hear where I was getting bored. The audio mix is untouched and as is as recorded(warts and all!), except for the voice over at the start, which I added later. I've heard a lot of trance songs with voice overs about, Hashish, Salvia, Mushrooms, DMT etc. but I haven't heard too many with a reference to Heroin. As yes, go for the jugular, and my next song will be about cooking PCP with Meth. You can hear our old friend, Prof. David Nutt, doing the speaking.
Most of this is made up from 4-8 bar loops, but there is an extended piece of Tanta Pena used. You can hear the difference in quantising of the kick drum at parts and it going slightly out of phase, but that's nothing to worry about really.
"Brain Waves: Beta-Endorphins" : BBC Radio
"Tech House Loop" : Stock NI Traktor loop
"Tanta Pena" : Juno Reactor
"Electroplasm" : Shpongle
"Oul Tani Kda" : Nancy Ajram
"n00b Ending" : Tim Exile
The video was an after-thought and has no purpose other than to be random. Trying to decipher hidden meanings will lead you into melting your brain. Leave that kind of stuff to professional conspiracy theorists. Actually, I tell a lie. The video does have and ending.
The bulk of the video is made up of footage of Mayan ruins, and I can only feel sorry for the poor Mayans. What have they done to deserve to have their temples desecrated in such a fashion, but Maya is the overall vibe I got while mixing, even if nothing there was necessarily Mesoamerican (have you not heard of the Arabic Mayan tribes? Oh yes, they were very popular in the 700ADs, just after the Islamic invasion. Have you not heard about this in history class?) Oh well, bless me Quetzacotal.
Wet-suits! Not only that, but wet-suits in space! Why not.
The inclusion of the Aerobicise clips is a direct throw-back to an old video I made using a similar Aerobicise video and a mix of music by Hallucinogen (half of Shpongle). It worked together quite well in that one, as the repetitive movements added to the trance vibe. I think at times in this one they look like a cross between psychedelic dancing mushrooms and geometric hopping frogs.
There's already been an ad. slapped onto the Youtube video by the "Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society" for found copyrighted material, and pretty much everything in this video has full copyright on it, so don't be surprised if the whole thing disappears at some point.
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