Digital Hate

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Digital Hate

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I am so freaking mad at my computer right now. I think it presented me with every technical difficulty short of just stopping working entirely (not to mention there was construction work going on inside the house on several unconnected days that happened to be the ones I had free time). I had to do stupid, convoluted things like play audio from the browser into the microphone, and NOT use the file hosting I paid for, in order to get around it. Therefore, I am not satisfied with this demo and may never like this song again. Which is a shame, because when I started out it was making me do the robot with rock hands.

When I told my brother I was writing an antithesis to a song called Post-Apocalyptic Love and asked if he had any experience creating chiptunes, he found Beepbox for me (A lovely, simple, and fun to play with in-browser app, which made the one part of this process I didn't know if I could do at all the easiest BY FAR. If anyone wants to play with it, here is a link http://tinyurl.com/ya99cm6b). He also said, "So yours is what, 'Digital Hate'?" Good idea! Thanks bro.

Will post ways this song is opposite of its source song later if I can bring myself to look at this again.
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The previous song had an extremely short intro, so I took my time establishing each instrument one at a time. It sounded country/folksy to me, so I immediately decided to go for a pop, overproduced, synthesizer, autotune kind of sound. I also wanted lots of bass as the antithesis to tambourine.
I boiled the meaning of the lyrics down to people happy in an apocalyptic setting (which would usually be seen as unhappy) because they're together, and the phrase "We used to believe in technology". Therefore mine is about a person unhappy in a happy/civilized setting because they're alone, "Now all I believe in is technology". Was going to write another verse, but realized everything I wanted to say was there already. Possibly the most obvious opposite is that the previous song was very wordy and mine is. . . not. It also had a lot of sentence structures with no subject, and very few rhymes in the verses. I tried to imply rhymes, even though I dropped the last words so my sentences would have subjects but no objects.

Lyrics: 

Everyone every girl every
That I thought would be bringing me
Well instead, they brought me
Everyone every girl every
That I thought would be bringing me
Well instead, they brought me lies
Now all I can believe in is my
(Beep boop beep bip beep bip bop)

Digital Hate
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Everyone every girl every
That I thought would be bringing me
Instead, they brought me

Digital Hate
Digital Hate
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Digital Hate
Digital Hate



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

I gotta say, the weirdness of the sonic texture is catchy in its own right and this is one groovy backing track.

izaak's picture

I had so much fun listening to this for the Auntie-Sin! Now I can't get the happy chip-tune sounds out of my head! The La-Do-Mi-La-Re hook was impossible not to steal for the synthesis, and I grabbed a lot of your words too, so I gave you collab credit on my piece. Hope you don't mind.

Sorry about all you tech troubles in getting this thing posted. That, in my opinion, is the most frustrating part of the whole demo recording game. When you're done with the song but can't get in the right format for the software or website or whatever. Grr...

Anyhow, super fun track... worth the wait! Smile

colgoo's picture

Great antithesis! How far we've come from the original! I am sure that listening to the progression of earlier songs is your reward for all that hair pulling! After all that time dealing with frustrating technology, you've definitely got a sweet spot for the message of this song. Digital hate, indeed!

iveg's picture

This was a lot of fun. It's happy, but distorted. I want to play with that site. Thanks for including the link. Sorry you had such frustration with this. I enjoyed what you did lyrically.

After playing: Your results were much cooler than mine. I'll have to do more experimentation.

Vom Vorton's picture

Love the beepbox! Shame you had technical difficulties but the end result still sounds great! Totally going to have a play with that website...

French Cricket's picture

This was wonderful! What a fantastic experiment. I love it when people try new stuff out on here.

I'm guessing the tech problems are why it's only left channel only instead of stereo? There's something mildly amusing that a song called Digital Hate ended up with a fight between you and your computer. Never let the machines win!

Scubed's picture

Soooo much fun and a wonderfully well-conceived "anti" to "Post-Apocalyptic Love Song"! Really enjoyed this!

wobbie wobbit's picture

well done for triumphing over your technical difficulties... i listened to this before and didn't get chance to properly comment and am now coming back to comment after hearing izaak's synthesis. i love how anti your song was, still keeping the theme... i was about to say what french cricket said! having heard izaak';s incorporation of so much of your song i love it all the more. well played

Corinne Lucy's picture

I love the contrast of the harsh backing track with your sweet voice, and the way the vocal melody follows the electro-bizarre chiptune melody! This awesomely weird song put me onto beepbox.co which I frickin' LOVE so thank you for that Smile