Saturday, January 7, 2012

Archive Raiding: On a WAV of Mutilation

Last month, I waded into the sewers of my PC-abusing past and dredged up a bunch of really dumb, early photoshops for all to see. Having done that though, it'd be a dereliction of duty on my part if I didn't go back and do the same to set of WAV files I made around the same time.

We're going to start off with a bunch of mostly uh, "comedy" skits, made in 1999 with sound clips from the couple of PC games I had at the time. After that we're moving onto my year 2000 output, mostly made up of of unused samples for later inclusion in horrible dance music, one even featuring a rare vocal appearance by a certain JiliK (doing an exceptionally poor Scottish accent).

Only heard by about two other people ever, the following represents pretty much the entirety of my adventures in sound editing. Lister discretion is advised.

Siren Fest

Last Modified: 15 August 1999, 15:32:42 | Download

A cacophonous little ditty made up entirely of siren sound effects from SimCity 2000. Kind of ambitious for a first effort, I guess, but the shareware version of Cool Edit 2000 I was rocking at the time certainly made things easier. Man, remember Cool Edit? Ah, the 90's.

School Explosion

Last Modified: 20 June 1999, 17:53:16 | Download

Another wav constructed entirely of SimCity sound effects, this was my interpretation of a school being blown to smithereens. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to leave the country before the anti-terrorist squad find me.

Army Dude

Last Modified: 11 August 1999, 18:27:06 | Download

Constructed using sound files from Atomic Games' Close Combat, this is some 4chan-level shit, the exact details of which I'll leave to your imagination.:D

Sheep Gets it From Army Dude

Last Modified: 20 July 1999, 15:34:04 | Download

Can love bloom, even on a battlefield? Not when it's of the ovine variety I'm afraid.

Super Mario Bros. Theme...Remix?

Last Modified: 11 July 2000, 15:35:24 | Download

Starting off with a wav file ripped from a SMB ROM, this may be the worst, laziest bit of remixing known to man. Why I haven't been offered to helm a current day Ministry of Sound compilation remains a mystery.


Last Modified: 25 November 2000, 17:47:12 | Download

This is a live recording (on an over-sized karaoke microphone) of me and a mate goofing around, making a sample to be incorporated in some terrible dance tune at a later date. Prior to this, I had taken a recording he made previously and danceified it, which he was quite into, so here we were going for round two. The dialogue here was all his idea. I've got a feeling it might be referencing something, but I still have no clue what.

Sadly, I never got around to using this in anything. Well, apart from...

Hemorrhoids (Remixed)

Last Modified: 26 October 2000, 19:07:16 | Download

...this, I guess.

Mr. Mackey

Last Modified: 08 August 2000, 22:20:06 | Download

Another slightly remixed, unused sample. This one's derived from a sound clip that was available on the South Park web site in 2000.

Tata for Now

Last Modified: 16 June 2000, 17:29:46 | Download

I've mentioned before that I started listening to Limp Bizkit in 2000. Well, here's a sample of the man responsible for said unpleasantness, then Radio Kerry DJ, Kieran Horan. I was really into his show at the time and every night he'd sign off with "TTFN - tata for now and, of course, YTYTK - you're to young to know", which I thought was pretty damn cool.

I was determined to record that sign-off somehow, to use in the basic-ass music mixing program I was toying around with at the time. Much to my dismay, I didn't have a whole lot of opportunity to do so as he was moving shortly to another station, one that I wouldn't be able to pick up. After several failed attempts, I finally managed to grab the only half of the sign-off he did, on what may have been his last RK show, by pushing my ridiculous karaoke microphone against my Walkman headphones and cranking the volume to the max.

After all that effort, this is the first time I've used this recording anywhere, for anything.


And that's it, at least for now. Just like my Protoshops (TM), all this stuff kind of came to an end in mid-late 2000 as I got more and more invested into my crappy little web site. I will get back to that shitty dance music I've mentioned several times at some stage, but that's going to take a little more preparation and a lot more of this. Till then this is DJ JiliK signing off. R-r-r-r-r-r-r-rewind!

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