SHORT STORIES #23: A Calming Fog Covers the Ground

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SHORT STORIES #23: A Calming Fog Covers the Ground

Post by EPTC » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:24 pm

This week's:

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0401

As these sections get completed, I'm putting them up on Bandcamp as micro-albums. Here's sides one and two:





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Announcement: New weekly series, SHORT STORIES (Disquiet Junto)

Hey there! I've been loving the Disquiet Junto challenges on the Lines forum (e.g. https://llllllll.co/c/disquiet-junto)

I've been participating for the last few weeks and am making an album out of the weekly challenges, with an idea to have about sixty or so tracks when done, each under a minute apiece.

I'm compiling each track as a "Short Stories" playlist.
https://soundcloud.com/eptc/sets/short-stories

Here's the first three. The idea is you'll get to know a neighborhood through each track highlighting different characters and events.

Track one, "Looping Thoughts"

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0372

Track two, "Beige Venetian"

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0373

Track three, "Ambien Hennessy"

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0374

Thanks to Marc at Disquiet for this awesome offering of challenges, too. If you haven't tried the Junto thing, I really recommend it.

I'm looking forward to whatever challenge is declared tomorrow for week four!
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Post by EPTC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:25 pm

Track four, "Brian Carnegie"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0375

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Post by EPTC » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:35 am

Track five, "Number Station Broadcast #4"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0376

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Post by EPTC » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:44 pm

Track six, "TV Announcement (Public Spot #2)"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0377

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Post by EPTC » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:38 pm

"A Faded Memory of 4am"

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/4am

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Post by EPTC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:23 pm

"Sunrise, As Her Eyes Awaken" (Morning Track)

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0378

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Post by EPTC » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:07 am

"Breakfast in Three Separate Kitchens"

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0379

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Post by EPTC » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:16 pm

"The Birds & The Escaped Convict"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0380

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Post by EPTC » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:15 pm

"Seven Cars (Seven Driveways)"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0381

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Post by EPTC » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:08 am

"Oh Oh Oh, Thank You Very Much, Charlie" (Good Morning)

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0382

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Post by EPTC » Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 pm

"The Orbiting Space Station's Daily Routine"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0383

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Post by EPTC » Fri May 10, 2019 7:17 pm

"The Breathing Man in Accounting Secretly Looks at the Lingerie Ads"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0384

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Post by EPTC » Thu May 16, 2019 11:02 pm

(more information on this week's track at this link)

THE WOBBLING LOCK PICK (1890s-1930s Origin)

The Wobbling Lock Pick, or WLP, as it is commonly indicated on most synthesizers, is one of the oldest known vibrating instruments. Wonderfully primitive in nature, its sound is actually dependent upon its interaction with another rigid piece of metal. This conduit is often referred to as a ‘Lock’ or ‘Key Hole’. Sound is made when the WLP is vibrated within the aperture of a small hole, or slot, found near the handle of a door. The wobble itself is the basis for LFOs and much other synthesized noise.

The WLP itself was first introduced at the World’s Fair in 1893, Chicago. But you likely don’t know this because back then it was foolishly called THE PAPER CLIP. What a silly name. Yes, Samuel B. Fay could have gone down in electronic music history as the creator of the Wobbling Lock Pick! Instead, he misunderstood the nature of his discovery of a bent brass or steel clip, and thought it would be most useful in the world of tidying up officework as a clasp.

ENTER RAYMOND SCOTT
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The Wobbling Lock Pick was resurrected in 1928 by a young musician and inventor. Raymond Scott was looking for new and interesting noises. One day, looking for these noises, he got locked inside of an office. As desperation began to devour him, he found only two things on the desk: A quarter bag of fresh psychedelic mushrooms, and yes, you guessed it, a single steel wire paperclip!

Addressing his immediate hunger, Scott consumed the mushrooms. “Gad they taste horrible!” and then in forty minutes to around an hour, he exclamed, “I need to get out of here, the room is becoming smaller and full of moths!”

Thus, Scott shoved the paperclip into the key hole. But as he went to escape, his wiggling got more entrancing. “What is that I hear!,” Scott exclaimed. What he heard in the paperclip was something very strange. He heard the future.

Escaping from the room and still hallucinating, Raymond Scott wrote down the schematics for the WLP. He turned a simple paperclip into the basis of electronic music as we now know it!

A patent was quickly issued:

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This first recording, posted below, was issued on 78rpm platter in 1930. Though an extensive restoration process has restored it to such fidelity, it sounds like it may have even been recorded tonight! It shows Raymond Scott’s amazing progress with wobbling on metal to break into a home, and continues the story of The Convict from Short Stories, who was initially introduced in Disquiet 0380.

Listen now, to the sound of Raymond Scott and his amazing Wobbling Lock Pick:

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0385

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Post by thetwlo » Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 pm

WOW!! :sb: :sb: :sb: :sb: Amazing! thanks!!

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Post by EPTC » Thu May 23, 2019 4:32 pm

thetwlo wrote: WOW!! :sb: :sb: :sb: :sb: Amazing! thanks!!
Thank you!!

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Post by EPTC » Fri May 24, 2019 2:03 pm

"Voices in His Head as He Looks Through the Living Room"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0386

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Post by paperCUT » Sat May 25, 2019 8:15 am

Cant wait to listen properly at work, love your stuff so much!

The Bureau is just amazing, it actually changed the IT department at my company. I sent out a (rather drunken) slack message to the whole studio of 600 people and the soundcloud plugin worked perfectly....with no volume control :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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Post by EPTC » Wed May 29, 2019 10:08 pm

paperCUT wrote:Cant wait to listen properly at work, love your stuff so much!

The Bureau is just amazing, it actually changed the IT department at my company. I sent out a (rather drunken) slack message to the whole studio of 600 people and the soundcloud plugin worked perfectly....with no volume control :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
What a fucking awesome comment. Thank you paperCUT!

I'm totally interested and delighted in the Slack story! Man, if you sent track five or fourteen (aka the most aggressive sounding tracks of the album) into the channel that would have been hilarious.

https://soundcloud.com/eptc/the-bureau-005
https://soundcloud.com/eptc/the-bureau-014
Thanks for making my night with that account. Cheers! :yay:

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Post by EPTC » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 pm

"Desperate, He Searches Through Every Drawer, Dresser, and Cabinet"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0388

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Post by EPTC » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 pm

"The Venetian Blinds Have a New Message"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0389

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Post by EPTC » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:44 pm

"Unexpectedly, She Comes Home to Get a Book. He's There in the Hallway."

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0391

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Post by paperCUT » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am

I wish my blinds were that friendly :waah:

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Post by Gregor Dys » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 am

Love this: Thank you! :)

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Post by EPTC » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:17 pm

paperCUT: Hahaha, indeed!

Gregor Dys: Thank you! 8-)

We turn now to local TV:

"ACTION 7AM NEWS (Introductory Theme)"

http://soundcloud.com/eptc/disquiet0392
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Post by paperCUT » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:20 pm

well she splurged and a TR-8s hats off to Roland though. The whole thing is much more like an instrument than a groove box. Sample handling is basic but the fx can go bananas. 30 days

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