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The Electronic Voice (MP3)

Granular vocalese from Sollefteå, Sweden

Miulew is Björn Eriksson, of Sollefteå, Sweden. It’s unclear if his track “Electric Voices in Happy Cloud – experiment 1” is voice processing or electronic voice phenomena. That is, it is unclear whether it is voices clipped and truncated and splintered and filtered until they sound abstract, or if it is the semblance of voices arising from within electronica’s effluence. Is it noise from signal or signal from noise? Either way, it’s a granular pleasure. Here’s how Eriksson describes it:

So this was a tryout of seeing if I could capture some voice-like sounds in a feedbacked granulator setup. At first I found some rather “voicy” things, but when I started to work deeper onto it I lost it. So this must be considered an experiment more than a worked through track/piece. Anyway; i was rather happy about some of the sound textures and frequency behaviours of the feedbacked loops so this is something I am happy to share with whoever might be interested! This is definitively something I will go for another round with soon. After when listening to this I was having the image of being inside a “happy cloud” – hence the title. In a cloud drifting over landscapes, dreamlike – ((which in some some way also must be a reference to that track by 801 I liked so much when I was young))

Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/miulew. More on Miulew/Eriksson at ruccas.org and miulew.blogspot.com.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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