December 21st, 2011 | Published in Blog
Luckily, the fellow in question dropped a hint on the 23rd of october, in the Forum:
“I still want the sped up to last 36 minutes mix – my computer doesn’t want to do that…”
Now then, now then, now then (etc):
Hakarl Communion Redux by martin_p
MERRY CHRISTMAS SON, INNIT.
This is the entire 36 hours of the Hakarl Communion performance at the Supernormal Festival, sped up to last 36 minutes. I say “sped up”, but its unclear precisely what I have done here – don’t ever imagine for a second that I know what I’m doing…! It might be “sped up”, or it might be “condensed” (or rather the opposite of “time-stretched”); i can’t pretend to understand these things. Nevertheless, the performance has been digitally reformed to last 36 minutes; this was achieved by reforming each hour to last one minute. And lo, you have this curious recording. Some original elements seem to shine through and survive the processing; while, at other points, its a mystery as to the relationship between the original sounds and the reduxed sounds. Its a somewhat ludicrous, formal, even stupid piece of music – which seems like a fair response to, and reflection upon, a possibly equally ludicrous, formal and stupid venture. But what a venture… For all its grief and bad funk, the Hakarl Communion performance remains the biggest monument of 2011 for me.