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What a Picture Sounds Like (MP3)

From a new SoundCloud group effort called Extrospection


Jesús Lastra’s “Decontamination” is one of several tracks to come out of a new SoundCloud-based group called Extrospection. Each month, starting this past August, the plan for Extrospection is to post a single image, which group members will then interpret in sound. Like the Disquiet Junto group projects, the Extrospection group runs on an open call basis — and for those who find the weekly pace of the Junto a bit demanding (not that there is any intended pressure to participate each week), a monthly approach might prove helpfully relaxed. The first month’s Extrospection image was a mix of sky and harsh plateau. The second, from which Lastra’s track was derived, shows a distant ferris wheel as viewed through a dilapidated residence. In Lastra’s imagination, this calls for a horror-movie pace, all heavily transformed vocals and nervous-making, static-laced beats:

The rules at Extrospection are the same each month:

1) refer your composing to the picture shown at the top of the group monthly.

2) download that picture and use it as icon of your track.

3) track should be max 5 min in length.

Track originally posted for free download at More on the Extrospection group at its home page. The group was founded by Italian musician Paolo Mascolini, who also goes by Sōzu Project. More from Lastra, who is based in Venezuela, at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Jesús Lastra
    [ Posted September 9, 2013, at 2:54 pm ]

    Thanks for the publication, extrospection is a wonderful idea.

  2. Larry Johnson
    [ Posted September 9, 2013, at 7:18 pm ]

    Love the image for September. I created a gloomy piece for this, it can be found here ( pending moderator approval.

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