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Hidden Messages Part 2: Wait, There's More! [Jun. 2nd, 2004|09:00 pm]
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Of course, there was.

Apparently, AlbinoBlackSheep (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com) has been putting out some flashes of the Zep and the others as well.

Here is another expanded collection of reversed songs and the odd messages that appear (and sometimes are not as apparent):

http://www.reversespeech.com/music_reversals.htm

Excellent collection . . . the mp3 audio quality is poor on many, but the one that I just sampled, the Roy Orbison, it was most definite in backwards clarity.

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Apparently, there is some confusion on the term "backwards masking."

If I understand this term correctly, it is different from reversed play of a song.

In "backmasking," or "backwards masking," when a song is played in normal speed, instances of this would be deliberately-reversed parts of the songs that play forward when played backward . . .

An example of backmasking as I understand it would be a song where the guitar chords sound backwards when you play it. These examples of songs are everywhere, as it is seemingly as popular as the use of guitar effects pedals. It just sounds cool when guitar licks are played backwards on a track, so people do this with regularity.

The instances of messages that appear when the track is played backward seems to be of a different, more coincidental, classification. Searching for these coincidental messages would be like looking for patterns in clouds, or staring at the TV snow for a pattern. There is a possibility that someone could purposely arrange a track forwards to sound in a coherent message when played backwards, but it would be difficult.

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Anyway, for what it's worth, it's pretty amazing to note a little-known group called Delta 76.

http://www.epinions.com/musc_mu-289319/display_~latest_prices (link to the album from Delta 76)

Basically, the style is Alien Techno, for lack of a better comparison.

I have this album; I bought it in a bargain bin at a retail store back home in Michigan. I didn't know what to expect before I played . . . there was no advertisement, save the self-described cover art.

The first song on the disc, "1st Transmission," starts with backwards talk.

The first time I played it, I felt creepy. Surprise, huh, that it was in the bargain bin? :D

Now I'm pretty sure that when I reversed it (I had Sound Forge at the time), the message was one of love . . . I cannot remember what exactly was the message, but it was a coherent and clear message when played backwards. This would be a good example of backmasking.

Anyway, I still have the album. If anyone's curious of Delta 76, lemme know.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-02 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, when something is played backwards, when two people recite or sing the same piece, it can sound the same, or it can be very different.

Everything can be different from the tone, the pacing, and the emphasis on the words.

Try a sound recorder program, like Windows Sound Recorder. The results can be reversed.

I spoke "My Father" into the mic, reversed it, and noticed that it sounded much like "I love him," especially when said with an Eastern US accent ("Fath-ah" spoken, "Father" meant).
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From: specialsocks
2004-06-05 06:39 am (UTC)

duddes

actually, the jimi hendrix experience song "are you experienced?" is an exzcellent example of back masking using instruments.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-05 06:52 pm (UTC)

Re: duddes

Very interesting.

http://www.warriorklan.com/faq/ (P.O.D. FAQ)

Apparently, P.O.D. dabbles in backmasing on the "Alive" track. (#36)
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