What is the best "sound" you've ever heard?

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What is the best "sound" you've ever heard?

Post by corygilbert » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:18 am

Ok, so what is the best sound, most inspiring, thrilling, astounding; note, phrase, bit of music (aleatoric or otherwise) you've ever heard? Recorded, live, imagined.
I'll start.
Sonic Youth: Expressway to Yr Skull
after the second (chorus?) droning guitars keep building then begin to fade with the lyric in the title, the guitars and drone die in a beutiful way before the
"to your skull!!" line. To me trancendent and powerful, makes me want to cry and pogo at the same time.
Always makes me want to try something new.
Any sound goes for this thread, your childs laugh, lotto numbers called,
blues riff, whatever.
Not a song, not a style, just a sound, the one that makes your hair stand everytime.

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Post by xuoham » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:25 am

Any blackbird singing, preferably at dawn, before going to bed, in a space that reverbs and a nother blackbird responding in the background.
Beautiful atonality, incredible percussive sounds, velvety phrasings, and a thousand times more catchy and mysterious than the painful efforts of XXth century atonal composers.
What is more hi-tech than nature?

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Post by polyslax » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:31 am

Totally cliché, but I love the sound of thunder.
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Post by timothyallan » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:33 am

I guess it would have to be my own voice.

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Post by aqua_tek » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:05 am

first time I heard a girl moan pleasurably.

What a great great sound. Never gets old.... even when it's fake.

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Post by dm_hawk » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:29 am

-any sound made by this incredible bass baritone named Greer Grimsley

-the main drum loop from depeche mode's personal jesus

-apparat's saxophones on duplex

-two oscillators playing a really low frequency, slightly out of phase and turned up nice and loud

-kraftwerk's computer voices (particularly in the live show - i don't know how they do it, but the sound is juiced up in some way that makes it sound 3 dimensional and rich in harmonics)
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Post by anti-banausic » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:51 am

After a full day of writing and mixing, I have to take the approach of John Cage, and say silence.
















Even though there is no such thing!!!
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Post by willdahbe » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:16 am

aqua_tek wrote:first time I heard a girl moan pleasurably.

What a great great sound. Never gets old.... even when it's fake.
haha... yes, i second this.

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Post by shaneblyth » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:21 am

the most unique and often used yet un noticed sound I love is called Silence.
Its when u leave a hole in your song.. a pause.. man nothing can do what that does
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Post by anti-banausic » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:24 am

shaneblyth wrote:the most unique and often used yet un noticed sound I love is called Silence.
Its when u leave a hole in your song.. a pause.. man nothing can do what that does
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Post by shaneblyth » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:30 am

anti-banausic wrote:
shaneblyth wrote:the most unique and often used yet un noticed sound I love is called Silence.
Its when u leave a hole in your song.. a pause.. man nothing can do what that does
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Nice !
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Post by Nogi » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:32 am

Honda RC45 superbike taking gears off into turn five at Laguna-Seca.

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:44 am

Brittany Murphy's voice :roll:
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Post by shaneblyth » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:51 am

Nogi wrote:Honda RC45 superbike taking gears off into turn five at Laguna-Seca.
ooohhh hey what about the sound of a Zonda..
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Post by D K » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:09 am

loveless by mbv right before passing out at the end of a 3 day lsd binge.
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