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February 24, 2012 4:45 PM Subscribe
I have a fondness for songs that incorporate crackly snippets of old movies/audio recordings, or things that sound like old movies/audio recordings. What are the best tracks in this genre?
posted by itesser to Media & Arts (40 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
is a fantastic example, although for my purposes, the song doesn't need to be centered around the sampled audio.
Original words, like The Last Astronaut
is fine; what I love is that the cadence is natural, unlike most spoken word.
Symphony of Science
does tick some of the preferred boxes, but it'd tick more without the autotuning.
Agalloch's Summer Reprise
is another example, and one that doesn't have the song revolving only around the sample.
One non-crackly favorite before I hand it over to you fine folks: Philip Glass's Knee 5
I've seen this thread and I like my Tom Waits, Henry Rollins, William Shatner, and Laurie Anderson, but they're not quite what I want here