Overture Edit (Disquiet Junto Project 0263)

Disquiet Junto Project 0263: Overture Edit
The Assignment: Produce an overture to an existing album.

Step 1: Download the seven tracks from Hixory’s album Lovegraphy, which was released under a Creative Commons license allowing for non-commercial adaptation by Nenormalizm Records in late 2016. You can access the audio here:

Step 2: Cull a representative segment from each of the tracks.

Step 3: Create an overture to the album by combining those segments into one standalone piece of music.

Five More Important Steps When Your Track Is Done:

Step 1: If you hosting platform allows for tags, be sure to include the project tag “disquiet0263″ (no spaces) in the name of your track. If you’re posting on SoundCloud in particular, this is essential to my locating the tracks and creating a playlist of them.

Step 2: Upload your track. It is helpful but not essential that you use SoundCloud to host your track.

Step 3: In this discussion thread at llllllll.co please consider posting your track.

Step 4: Annotate your track with a brief explanation of your approach and process.

Step 5: Then listen to and comment on tracks uploaded by your fellow Disquiet Junto participants.

Deadline: This project’s deadline is 11:59pm wherever you are on Monday, January 16, 2017. This project was posted in the morning, California time, on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Length: The length is up to you, but two to three minutes sounds about right.

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The project has now been posted.

Morning all,

Monotobs(1 sample-repeated 3 times)
Stracture(1 sample-repeated 35 times)
Dirt(1 sample-repeated 7 times/1 sample-repeated 3 times)
Nejnost(1 sample-repeated 13 times)
Lovegraphy(1 sample-1 time)
Nastihi(1 sample-1 time)
Goodbye(1 sample-2 times)

Kept all the samples as they are… cut and paste


Had fun doing this and the original music is not bad at all.

Take care,




i wanted it to sound kind of like strings and distant so it fits with that sort of overture feel. in audition i cut out ambient bits from each of the tracks, i felt these were the memorable elements of the album. where there were beats i used sound removal, reverb, and hi freq cut to get rid. then i put a lot of convolution reverb on the sections and crossfaded them all. then more chorus and mastered so the parts didnt seem too dissimilar to each other


The playlist is up and running:


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Half way through January already. We’ve had the first snow of the winter, so what better way to keep warm than to all sit round a roaring Disquiet Junto project.
I’ve added a video again this week and there’s just the audio over on Soundcloud.
For this task I clipped out the bits that grabbed me from each track and then mixed them together with some effects and a little reverse.




Cheers everyone!


Hexed(Hixory-Hypoid remix)[disquiet0263]
First, thank you to Hixory https://archive.org/details/Hixory
for allowing me to mangle Lovegraphy. I brought all 7 tracks into Cubasis after a lot of listening since Thursday. I really don’t like mixing others work, mostly because I am not a great DJ and never seen to do the music justice :-/ But what the hell. Comfort zone be damned! I really tried to find complementary parts and work them into a stand alone track, while not using any pitch or time changing. I used a few fx but relied mostly on volume automation and a little panning. Hixory forgive me for what I have done :slight_smile:


followed the Assignment.
took seven pieces and here it is.



This is an overture for the album “Lovegraphy” by Hixory. A cooperative effort involving Acid and Ableton.



I quite enjoyed Hixory’s album! It was pretty inspiring!

Notes to the track:
I took the initial part from all the tracks (one sample for each track, the duration depending on the material, but the start always been the start of the track). I then paul-stretched some of them by about 10-12x.
I used the glitches from track #1 and the pads from #3 in their stretched version (using 3 chords, layered them one top of the other) as a base and added samples from the other tracks to support the hence created structure.



The 2017 Mixature

Downloaded the 7 required tracks from here:
[NrM073] Hixory - Lovegraphy (2016, Nenormalizm Records)

I then cut, pasted them into Reaper.
Mastered by Landr for Soundcloud.



Inspirational album from Hixory, that I had the pleasure of spending three nights with… :wink:

I’m not sure if I’ve done an overture! Not listened to any yet… I don’t listen to other juntos before I attempt mine. I like to base my Junto solely on the words in Marc W’s email.
So this is probably a remix, but of a whole album. I don’t mind if it is a remix, cause I believe this has been my first attempt at a … remix!

I added the kick on every four bars, to sound a bit heartbeat-like, for the album cover, but the rest of what you hear is from the album.

Apologies for the length. I am slipping again! If you have something to say, you should be able to say it in seven mins - and I broke my own rule tonight.

Thanks go to Hixory and to Marc Weidenbaum’s Disquiet Junto group for putting something as precious as this album in my fumbling paws.


My first go at Junto project, happy to finally do it. I immediately went for the ambient/pad sounds that intro’d most of the tracks. I grabbed the “beats” from track 1 and 4. Immediately thought of the work of Lee Gamble, taking old jungle tapes and building tracks from the interludes, and went for a similar approach. I used ppooll in Max/MSP to process the samples a bit, then put it all together in Ableton.




I followed my usual modus operandi for these projects: I pulled the tastiest samples I could find from each track, mapped them onto the 4/4 grid, looped them up, and applied effects as needed: timestretching, delay, reverb and auto filter.



My process was similar to previous remix projects. I place each song segment on a track in my session, with each track receiving unique signal processing. I then use a combination of LFOs and live mixing to “perform” a mix in real time. It’s a very pleasurable way to work. Sometimes I don’t like the mix pass for whatever reason, in which case I’ll do another complete pass. I don’t do any editing of the final result. This one was about the third pass I think.

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Leave a space between what you write here and the link you paste.

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Probably about as far from being a remix as one can get. Reprinting my SoundCloud notes here:

I made a decision to tackle DJ projects which I otherwise might skip due to aesthetic differences, so I am finding ways to make that work for me. To be honest, the style of source music for this project is really not my cup of tea, so I took some serious liberties…
To be true to the project instructions, the piece is entirely built seven sound segments - one taken from each song. However, most of the segments are less than a second long - one beat from one track, the final percussive gesture from another, and so on.
These I transformed in two different ways: time dilation and what I call “slice and dice”, where I take random tiny (0.01 second) bits of a sound and pile them on top of each other. Most track segments appear at least once in each of these two transformations (except ‘Stracture’ which appears only once).
The title of the piece comes from the first two letters of the titles of each of the seven tracks, in order.

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in case anyone is interested hixory is on soundcloud


I think this is a beautiful album by Hixory (archive.org/details/Hixory), here is my hack at taking some parts of it and putting them together.

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