Disquiet Junto Project 0333: Half Evil

I took a literal interpretation of the concept of half evil and planned to base the track on transforming an evil and oppressive atmosphere into something more hopeful and melodic.
I used Timbre’s angelic choir freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/90964/
and evilled it up by using different time and spectral stretching algorithms. I then jammed live (backward evil rather than half evil but close enough) with a DFAM patched to a Mother 32 and battled the evil with the two Mothers. I also used a Reaktor blocks patch for a bit more rhythm.

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Penelope is the name of our recently adopted lab puppy. She is definitely 50% evil, at least in terms of anticipated destruction of personal property. Bitch loves to chew! Anyway, that’s her picture above.

I decided to record a track that was half piano and strings (innocence) and half scorching guitar (experience) - and make both of them joyful. Because people may be evil but life is beautiful!

xoxo

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Here’s mine: https://soundcloud.com/plusch/garden-and-serpent-disquiet0333

The first 25% and the last 25% are intended to be “nicer,” while the middle 50% is “not so nice,” thereby making it half evil.

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It is amazing how a slight change in note or chord “flavor” can change the mood of a piece. There’s a YouTuber named Oleg Berg who takes famous songs and converts them to major or minor keys. (Think “Beat It” by Michael Jackson reworked, etc.). Fascinating.

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I first made a dark, noisy patch in VCV Rack and recorded a “performance” of me sliding various sliders and turning various knobs. I then added an erratic rhythm of G# notes on a piano, which I buried under so many effects that it basically became an irregular drone. Then I started playing acoustic guitar while listening to what I had, trying to react to what was happening. You be the judge of how well that worked out.

https://soundcloud.com/user-863178836-956583768/disquiet0333-half-evil

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In retrospect, it does kind of look like I forgot about the “half” part of the prompt.

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Great writeup. Thanks for this.

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https://soundcloud.com/ohm-research/tre-tre-disquiet-0333

Half Evil: Mangrove, E355, Dixie II+, RT60, A-138
Half Not Evil: E352, Quadraturia, A-147-2, Disting Mk IV, EMW 3 ch mixer

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Here’s mine. I struggled a bit with the brief because (as alluded to in the comments above) I don’t really believe in the concept. And it feels like a convenient way to ignore social circumstance and what actually drives people to do bad things.

Anyhow, here’s something that might soundtrack a destructive mastermind’s factory-type lair at the end of a violent sci-fi thriller.

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Hello,
this is my first time doing llllllllines and disquiet junto.
For this I used : casio SA-2, monotron delay, RC-30 & RC-50, Xenyx 1002B & QX1002 , canyon delay, contact mic on metal circle with crossing iron strips banged with bone(of a goat or something, found it during a hike in Pyrenees)
The recording is 3min33sec

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Cheers all!

Gate 333(Halfway There)[disquiet0333]
This week is why I like the Junto so much, whether you veer off, double back or get lost and start all over again, it still fits…mostly. It started in Magellan with a series of arpeggiated chords resolving(unresolving?) into a tritone, which seemed perfectly suited for the prompt. Then along the way a 1/16th repeating bassline unexpectedly appeared while working the Moog Model D in Cubasis. Unintended, but it had the movement I originally hoped for. Issues ensued while having Magellan, Moog D and Animoog running in Cubasis and while trying to freeze tracks, it went completely mad! Not sure what I’m doing wrong but the mixdown turned to the dark side, leaving me with rhythmic static. So I recorded into AudioShare instead and sent back to Cubasis for final mixing. The frozen track of static was carelessly not muted, and yet it worked in the mix, with some tweaks. In the end a custom kit in Patterning set at 147bpm, a distorted arpeggiated Magellan opening and noise and bass from the Model D. A few effects and a lot of eq, mostly to keep your ears from bleeding :wink: Kind of a twisted carnival, surrounded with Tesla coils, guarded by the beast’s little sister and run by the devil’s half brother himself…enjoy!
even hit the magic 3:33 mark with a minor trim

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First Disquiet Junto post! First time sharing a track on this forum :blush:

There are 2.5 things going on in this track: a drone (1) & it being fed into & out of Morphagene (0.5), and a Pluck being driven by a Turing Machine.

The drone sounds a bit evil to me… it coming back out of Morphagene is sometimes evil but not always. Pluck being driven by some randomness is always just perfectly as far from evil as possible.

The drone is Mangrove + STO + (just a little) Akemie’s Castle with lots of modulation. The pulse trigger that is driving Pluck is also triggering first recording new splices of the drone into Morphagene, then, via, Just Friends, swelling up & down the SOS control. Gene & Slide are being modulated by Batumi.

Now that that’s done can’t wait to listen to other entries!

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Mine was made using dark energy.

very indulgent, i confess…

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Looking forward to listening to these! :slight_smile:

This is my effort…

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Half Evil is fun! Got a maniacal laughter sample, a whipping sound and a couple of ominous piano chords, added a few effects here and there for sinister improvement.

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Disquiet Junto Project 0333: Half Evil

The basis for this weeks submission was a track I was playing around with a year or so ago. When I saw this weeks project title it immediately reminded me of it due to the sinister implications.

I used the unfinished, unpolished lyrics from the original, they’re silly, I was singing whatever came into my head that rhymed, and it appears I was trying to tell the tale of some guy who was hunted/haunted by some disfigured, relentless entity, hell bent on delivering some mail… um… yeah thats kind of it. So a kind of “half evil” thing stalking some dude who likes Gin. Er.

I’ve fleshed out the original track, added a really slow synth solo and some backward bell pads, all minory and dissonant, setting the tone for this weeks theme.

Disquiet Junto Project 0333: Half Evil
Where numerology casts a shadow on musicology.

Step 1: This week’s project is the 333rd consecutive Junto project. That’s half of 666. Ponder the dark side.

Step 2: Record a piece of music that could be described as “half evil.”

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I tried to make it a bit creepy.

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there’s a neighbourhood cat with thyroid problems who we’ve made the mistake of feeding for a couple of years. she’s always ready to say hello, come for a cuddle, and she’s got an uncanny ability of turning up to cheer up my partner when she’s upset. also she sometimes tries to bite off our toes and she wants to kill everything. we’ve got a birdbox with fledgling great tits getting ready to go. their parents are getting really ruffled by this cat.

this track hopefully represents her. (live 8 arpeggio, iris2, podfarm feedback echoes)

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For my contribution I wanted to know how long it would take to remove evil, if born half evil. I utilized the numbers from 666/2 333/2 until an integer was left it took 8 times and on the 9th it was removed. I also divided EVIL 3717 by 2 the same way until I had an integer which was 11 times and on the 12th it was removed. I used angel and siren lore for the lyrics. MIDI was input using a Korg SV 1 and also used for recording the direct melody sound. SM7B for vocals. I utilized the locrian mode since it is so EVIL. More info will be posted on the discussion. I used 8 different 808 tracks with different grain numbers using the following 166.5, 83.2, 41.6, 20.8, 10.4, 5.20, 2.6, 1.3 I also used some the numbers from EVIL 116 and 58 were used in an 808 loop for grain size and flux. I also used 41 to pitch one of the vocal loops up. I have been wanting to venture into horrorcore and this was a good exercise for me. Enjoy.

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Here is my submission for this 0333th challenge.

I tried to make a track that is not 100% dark but with the theme of “Evil”.

The Exorcism was done on a DSI mono Evolver keyboard during a 10 minutes jam. I finally chose to let the entity in the Evolver.

Enjoy,
PiL

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