Monday, September 26, 2011

Jukebox Capriccio

As the song starts out, I almost immediately feel irritated. The repeated high pitched scratches are grating on the ears to listen to, like someone pulled tape through the player too fast. Some of the noises are fairly regular for periods of time, almost like a clock ticking. The sound alternates between the left and right headphones sometimes, but is mostly played simultaneously. As it continues the song picks up with a more action-like feeling and it is clearer what instruments might be making the sounds. The noises are more of a "dah-dah, dah-dah, dahnana" as the action picks up, rather than scratching and little beeps. A solid beat develops for a moment, but then is just as quickly lost in another string of scratching noises. It becomes more frantic feeling at the end for a few seconds and then mellows out again into a fairly normal feeling beat, compare to the rest of the song. None of it felt particularly deep. I have to wonder, just what made the composer feel like these noises went well together?

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