Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Like some tiny distortion

So maybe the best song on Beck’s last album was “Wave”:

I was totally stymied when I first heard it today because I couldn’t feel the time signature. It turns out that if you play it at 4x speed you can hear the answer pretty quickly – it’s in 5/4, at a nitro-burning 40BPM. If you quadruple that tempo, you get 160BPM. Guess what we call music at 160BPM. Yes, that’s right, I’ve decided to ruin “Wave” with my own drum & bass remix. My software toys aren’t that great, so please consider this a challenge to make your own better version:

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