Voices Distorted (tourmaline hum do acapella)

by tourmaline hum

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Having not appeared in one of our own compositions for over a quarter of a century, we thought that it was time.

'Voices Distorted' is a collection of four tracks using only our own voices as a sound source.

We each recorded the phrase 'Voices distorted', which can be heard at the start of the first track, 'Triumvirate'. The phrase 'Hi-Fi' was recorded twice before some joker decided to go 'Low-Fi'. Also, the mic was accidentally switched on and some random conversation is included, the bulk of which can be heard at the end of the last track, 'Three'.

'Triumvirate' is a group composition in which we each played a 'voices distorted' sample and were allowed to adjust a maximum of eight parameters, the same eight in each case. In production, a fourth part was added – a 'voices distorted' sample, at one octave lower.

Each member of tourmaline hum has contributed a solo track.
'ThreeSeven' contains 21 instances of the random conversation. No effects were applied other than in production - spatial processing and standard mix/mastering.
'Ternion' is a single instance of 'voices distorted' and a truck load of effects.
'Three' is largely loops of edits from the audio, and effects.


released November 23, 2013

All tracks written by tourmaline hum
Produced by tourmaline hum at The Patisserie
Cover picture and design by tourmaline hum




tourmaline hum UK

tourmaline hum return to public music production in 2012 after a 23 year hiatus. Times have changed since the days of running Steinburg Pro12 on an AtariST1020!

Our releases will explore many genres from retro synth to ambient soundsculpture, and even classical.

tourmaline hum works are issued by The Committee For Sonic Research. www.tcfsr.net
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