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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:21 PM

Sounds of the nightmare machine.

The Apprehension Engine: Brian Eno called it "the most terrifying musical instrument of all time".

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Reply Sounds of the nightmare machine. (Original post)
BluesRunTheGame Jan 14 OP
Drum Jan 14 #1
TreasonousBastard Jan 14 #2
Midnightwalk Jan 14 #3
hunter Jan 14 #4
Dem2theMax Jan 14 #5
chowder66 Jan 15 #7
hunter Jan 15 #8
chowder66 Jan 15 #9
Harker Jan 15 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 14 #6
burrowowl Jan 16 #12
lunatica Jan 15 #10
Nitram Jan 16 #13

Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:26 PM

1. Way cool! Nt

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:28 PM

2. Scary stuff.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:34 PM

3. Wow

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:34 PM

4. Why do we think those sounds are nightmarish?

Is it because we associate them with horror movies?

If happy movies all had sound tracks like that would we think these were happy sounds?

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:08 PM

5. I can't answer that question.

All I know is that when I am watching something scary on TV, I turn the sound off so I can get through it.

Now I know what to blame!

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:28 PM

7. Here is a good article on your question

https://medium.com/@easternblot/what-makes-scary-music-scary-125751198aa7

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:59 PM

8. That's really cool, thanks! And here is a link fixed for DU:

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Response to hunter (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:31 PM

9. Thanks for fixing that! nt

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:14 PM

11. Good questions.

I don't find the music the least bit disquieting. It makes me smile.

I think we are culturally conditioned, though, toward expecting certain dramatic musical cliches, and there's a consensus on what's appropriate under certain circumstances.

Put some bouncy Mozart behind a violent murder, or screechy violin to accompany a tender love scene, and there will be some troubled minds.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:12 PM

6. I want one.

The possibilities are endless.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:28 AM

12. Me too!

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

10. These are really cool sounds!

I like them a lot. I donít watch much horror but it fits perfectly with science fiction.

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 03:14 PM

13. Very cool!

I've been into weird sounds most of my life. First got into them surfing the ozone layer with my Dad's shortwave radio. In between the human signals, there are a lot of very interesting sounds going on. I have a collection of vintage analog synthesizers, and a few more recent digital synths that I use to explore sound.

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