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

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Post by Cryptic UK » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:40 am

Yes silence because i havent heard it in ages since the ringing in my ears started

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Post by difference » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:51 am

Don't know about best, so this is just one that pops in to my mind -

The first time I heard Josh Wink's "Higher States of Consciousness". Obviously pilled up at the time. The main hook seemed to start building in a fairly standard "Acperience" kinda way but then it suddenly start going crazy in a way which had never been done before. Awesome! Had to ask the DJ what the record was and then went out and bought it the next day.

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:59 am

Most definitely the deep, gutteral moan of an intense female orgasm... but only when on the giving end...

Or the Good Times/Rapper's Delight bassline!
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Post by tokyojoe69 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:02 am

The one that sticks out the most in my memory is after moving from my house in West London, which was on a really busy road. I used to get woken up all thru the night every single freeeekin night by ambulances or trucks or police cars passing right under my window. Then I moved to a leafy little street in the East and on waking up on the first morning in my new home the first thing that flooded all my awareness was the sound of birds chirping outside. I've never appreciated that sound so much.

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Post by Shoma » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:39 am

- the big royal piano I used to play
- Old The Beatles sounds good remastered
- Live concert recording (even though its the same song, but played live its just fatter)
- rain sounds, when you are at home and drinking tee :oops:

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Post by pepezabala » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:57 am

-the harmonica on the first song on Talk Talk's "Spirit of Eden"
-A german band called "The Notwist" has an album called "12", there is some guitar/drums parts in the title track that made me cry when I heard them the first time.

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Post by Seyser Koze » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:00 pm

Definitely my childrens laughter first. It changes my mood instantly like nothing has ever done before.

In terms of dance music it would have to be that really well produced noise generator hat substitue sound that just sounds like someone turning a high powered air compressor on and off.

I hear that in a club and I think I am actually going to feel the blast of air that should accompany it.

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Post by substance_g » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:07 pm

- pebbles thrown on a frozen pond
- the airy bass at the beginning of LFO's "Blown"
- the utter silence between take-off and landing while snowboarding
- Johnny Marr's guitar

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Post by hoffman2k » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:07 pm

That horn from Jamie Bissmire's "numbers and measures".
That sound always sends my mind about 8 years into the past.

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Post by Patch » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:21 pm

hambone1 wrote:Or the Good Times/Rapper's Delight bassline!
Hell yeah!!!

Also - Tainted Love by Soft Cell. I love every single sound in that tune!

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:21 pm

hoffman2k wrote:That horn from Jamie Bissmire's "numbers and measures".
That sound always sends my mind about 8 years into the past.
So pre-puberty, then... :wink:

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Post by terragong » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:24 pm

in wat suan moke during monsoon in a full moon night- the frog concerts.....
cosmic-chamber music...

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Post by Steve Christian » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:26 pm

Heard a recording of Redhead from somewhere in Germany a few years ago and he started right off with a track by Kobbe called "Chromosphere". Something about it with the crowd going off in the background and that track charging in with it's screaming lead. Good stuff and still gets me going when I hear it. Too bad music like that is few and far between these days. Nowadays I download sets by these guys and all I get is bleep, chirp, bloop. :lol:

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Post by smutek » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:37 pm

xuoham wrote: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?

'cept I'll change it to include all "birds singing" - definitely at dawn just before the sun rises. I love how it usually starts out with just one bird in the distance, answered by another somewhere else. And as the sun begins to rise the intensity increases as more and more birds join in.

Simply amazing.

I'd also add the sound of an owl breaking the silence at 4 am.

God, I hope to move out of the city one day.......

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Post by ChiDJ » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:25 pm

Have to agree with the other sickos here....................

Definitely a woman's sighs when she's cumming.

and Unicorn's mating... :lol: (in the key of "G")
"Let you're body feel the sound! Let it cover you up and down!"


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