Sunday, 18 March 2012


About a year or so ago, someone turned a bubblegum pop song into an ambient anthem. It was a sensation for 10 minutes, which is as long as anything is a sensation for these days.

Then someone posted a link to a stretched version of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights. As well as timestretching the audio, whoever did this also managed to slow down the video. Kate's theatrical stage persona looked downright absurd at times.

So I thought I'd have ago myself. I downloaded the required software, and tried stretching some stuff. Motorhead's Ace of Spades was the first to recieve the treatment. Then I thought I'd go for a really short song. Half Man Half Biscuit's "Vatican Broadside" got stretched out to four and a half whole minutes. Finally, I did the theme music to Camberwick Green. The motorhead one was epic! The HMHB one was meh. The Camberwick Green one was whimsical but unexceptional.

Lastly, I stretched a couple of my old  tunes. And here they are. Press play then go and put the kettle on.

driving lessons in Wallasey?


Tilly said...

I tried a mash up but unfortunately Www is much quieter and is drowned out. But man, was I chilled.

Paul said...

You couldn't dance to it Tilly.

Pete said...

I liked it but it made me feel too melancholy so I had to turn it off. Where's the Motorhead one?

Paul said...

Here Pete: