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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They Call Me The Breeze

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 15, 2010

This week I offer you a break from all the Christmas music you’ve been hearing while you’re out shopping with an experimental mix from UFOverdriver using music and samples from Pink Floyd, Moby, U2 and Spiritualized.

I spent some time on this mix playing with asynchronous beats that sublimely change relationship over the course of the piece.

I made several versions of this piece with extra media material mixed into it – but the “clean” mix of music works very well on it’s own, so here is the podcast only (and here on the website of course) mix of They Call Me The Breeze – Run Baby Run On Mix – Club Version.


Click Here for track information PLUS an extra re-mix

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Good Morning Jon – The Resurrection 2010 Mix

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on April 4, 2010

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Listen to this sound collage

Length: 30:55

Song List

1. Intro – Fishing with Jon – 1:20 – NEW on 4.4.2010
2. Dream Leaver – Instant Karma Mix – 5:06 – Released 3.30.2010
3. Dance Upon injustice – The Calling Down Mix – 8:56 – Released 4.2.2010
4. These Songs of Freedom – The King Mix – 6:02 – Released 4.3.2010
5. Fearless In My Own Way – The How Long? Mix – 6:46 – NEW on 4.4.2010

6. Bonus Track – Good Morning John by Kris Kristofferson – 2:50

Download All Tracks

68mb zip file containing MP3 files all 6 tracks – http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/wp-content/uploads/GoodMorningJon.zip

About the song “Good Morning John”

My friend Pete included this song (Good Morning John by Kris Kristofferson) on a music playlist a couple of months ago, and it really got under my skin – in a good way – and during this last month it evolved into this sound collage – Thanks Pete!

Kris Kristofferson originally wrote this song about Johnny Cash’s struggles with addiction for a sobriety party in the 1970s. He explained to Billboard magazine: “Everyone was supposed to say something inspirational, so I wrote a song. I tried to record this once before with Willie Nelson and my band. When I sang the chorus, they echoed me when I would sing ‘Good morning John.’ When I got to the line that said ‘I love you John,’ Willie said ‘He loves you John’ and we all cracked up laughing. We never finished it, so I finished it myself.”

source: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=17092

Enjoy, reflect and pass it on!

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