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But they sometimes behave so strangely 
20th-Oct-2007 11:14 pm
oh noes
This will break your brain

Especially if you listen to it more than once.

Phantom words is a bit whack as well.
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21st-Oct-2007 11:26 am (UTC)
That is overly cool. Albeit slightly unnerving.

And it emerges right after an argument my husband and I had over a particular stretch of lyrics by an Icelandic group: he heard Icelandic, I was sure English had been inserted.

It turns out they were singing in their own made-up, improvised language.
21st-Oct-2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
I think the first one is a lot stranger, the way the spoken words sound sung, even when returned to the context of a spoken sentence.
21st-Oct-2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Someone once told me about an Icelandic group that did rap or something made to sound like American accents, but it was all just American-accented gibberish. She couldn't remember the group though. Was that the one? I've always been so curious to hear it.
21st-Oct-2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
That was a bit odd. lol
21st-Oct-2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
I love optical illusions, but these are the first aural illusions I've ever encountered.
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21st-Oct-2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
I heard "rainbow" and "no way." If you heard any words at all, you got the illusion. It's just random noise.
21st-Oct-2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Can't see magic eye posters at all? Aww... does it make you feel like the entire world is playing a prank on you, and it's really like the emperor's new clothes? :P
21st-Oct-2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
The first one didn't really do much for me. I could tell that her "notes" weren't exactly following the written "score" as they had tried to transcribe it, or else she was off key (as if she were singing). But I think having such a TINY snippet of speech isolated like that, it makes it all seem much closer to our idea of music, and notes, and how they should sound. But with a wider sample of speech, it would be straying into so many different "keys" that it would no longer seem to relate to music at all. Like, in a whole paragraph of speech, you might be able to isolate a couple of rhyming words and say, "It looks like a poem!" But in the context of the speech as a whole, it's not poetic at all - it doesn't have the poetic restriction but strays all over the place.

The second one was cooler, I thought, as I listened with my quasi-surround-sound, and listened from different spots. I heard:
window
rainbow
no rain
rail way
no way
rain belt
milk way
rain boat

Mainly something that sounded like "wendow," and "rainbow." But it's not just random noise - the site says "Each track contains either two words, or a single word that is composed of two syllables, and these are repeated over and over again." So I wonder what they really are?
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