Time Minus One – A Space Odyssey Mix

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 29, 2010

Welcome to a new sound collage adventure from UFOverdriver.

This is a densely-layered space odyssey that involves new and experimental techniques in sound collage creation… headphones are recommended for optimum immersion.

Listen: Time Minus One: A Space Odyssey Mix

Part I – The Launch

Our journey begins with a three track group of collages composed of original recorded material by UFOverdriver mixed alongside a loop from the classic Sheep by Pink Floyd, which is joined in track three with a loop from Aztec Camera’s version of Jump.

Overlaid on the tracks are recordings from various Apollo missions, a speech by Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail, short clips from Wall Street and Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and other stuff…

The overall direction of The Launch is to reflect on the promises that were presented to us, the voters, by Senator Barack Obama while on the campaign trail in early 2008.

Part II – The Space Odyssey

12 Minutes and 44 seconds into the collage The Space Odyssey begins…

The next 6 tracks were constructed using the audio from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I downloaded from YouTube in thirteen parts of approximately ten and a half minutes each.

I took the audio from selected parts (tracks 4 through 6 used parts 12, 11 , 9, 13, and 1 – while tracks 7 through 9 used parts 10, 5, 6, 8, and 7 – see graphic below) and stacked them in layers in my mixer. Then I played around with the volume of the various layers while applying various effects to create “chance” loops of sounds.

Graphic Below: The “mix view” from Adobe Audition 3, the program I use to create my sound collages. The area displayed shows the two “stacks” of 2001: A Space Odyssey audio clips, with the volume control levels for each clip.

Included in The Space Odyssey is several extensive sound clips from philosopher Alan Watts. I offer no opinion at this point on Alan Watts ideas and concepts, I just liked the sound of his voice and the pacing of his speech. You can find out more about Alan Watts here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Watts.

Part II – The Space Odyssey is deliberately and delightfully trippy – for best results try listening to this mix with headphones on…

Track Information

PART I – The Launch

Track 1 (1:22) T Minus 20 Seconds And Counting

Track 2 (4:20) This Time Must Be Different

Track 3 (3:54) Dreams From The Promise Of 2008

PART II – The Space Odyssey

Track 4 (1:21) Please Stop / I Saw A Bright Star Falling

Track 5 (6:22) Alan Watts Explains The Ceramic Model

Track 6 (2:24) Do You Read Me H.A.L. ?

Track 7 (3:00) I Feel Much Better Now, I Really Do…

Track 8 (6:01) The Space Time Discontinuum

Track 9 (4:08) The Creation Of Evolution: A Space Odyssey

Included Sound Collage Materials

N.A.S.A. – Apollo Mission (8,11,14 and 17) Recordings (from Various Online Sources including N.A.S.A.)

Barack Obama – A Speech from the Winter of 2008 on Campaign Trail (from Source Unknown)

Pink Floyd – Sheep (from Animals)

Aztec Camera – Jump (from The Best of Aztec Camera)

Alan WattsThe Nature of Human Conscience – Part 1 of 6 (from Video from YouTube)

VIDEO – Human Being Have Been Studied for a Long Long Time (from Video from YouTube)

Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey – Complete Movie in 13 Parts (from Video from YouTube)

Network – 1976 Film – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)

Wall Street – 1987 Film – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)

Star Wars – 2005 Film – Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Sound clip (from Video from YouTube)

Television Commercials – Zoloft and Cymbalta (from Video from YouTube)

Interview with Rubert Murdoch (from Source Unknown)

Enjoy!

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The Brothership Has Landed

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on March 18, 2010

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The Brothership Has Landed

What happens when you cut-up and re-mix Pink Floyd’s classic 1977 album Animals with Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, David Byrne and Brian Eno,  DJ John Digweed and other musical slices along with a number of sound clips from the mass media and popular culture?

You get a snap shot of current events in the form of an epic sound collage by UFOverdriver called The Brothership Has Landed… (note: the working title for this project was Weapons of Mass Communication – that got changed…)

This sound collage was constructed in 3 Acts between March 5th and March 17th, 2010 – and the completed piece contains 12 individual tracks, with a total length of nearly 44 minutes long.

Listen to the complete work – 43 Minutes and 38 Second…

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CLICK HERE –  UFOverdriver_The-Brothership-Has-Landed.zip – 98 Mbs

Individual Track List

Act I – Change Has Come
Originally Released as Change Has Come – Parts I – III on March 7th, 2010

Track 1 – Part I – If You Didn’t Care - 1:27

Track 2Part IIOn This Day – 5:15

Track 3Part IIIOur Most Desperate Hour – 3:36

Act II – You’ve Got To Be Crazy
Originally Released as You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix – March 12th, 2010

Track 4Part I Three Kinds of Characters – 1:13

Track 5Part IIYou’ve Got To Be Crazy (Part I) – Diamond Dogs Dance Mix – 5:26

Track 6Part IIIWhat Part of Mea Culpa Don’t You Understand? – 4:29

Track 7Part IVYou’ve Got To be Crazy (Part II) – 3:39

Track 8Part V Who Was Trained Not To Spit – 1:55

Act III – Tear Down The Wall
Originally Released as Visions of The Apocalypse – The Raving and Drooling Mix – March 16th, 2010

Track 9Part I A Major Speech – 4:13

Track 10Part IIRevolution or Evolution #9 – 5:08

Track 11Part III A Dream Of The Earth As It Will Be… – 5:22

Track 12Part IVThis Land is Yours – 1:54

I will be posting links to the various bits of source material very soon, but right now I am completely exhausted from this journey of creation and must rest now…

Enjoy!

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