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Great War Ace Inactive Member20 Feb 2017 7:05 p.m. PST
This screenshot link is pretty cool too, to go along with the "space ambient" quality……….

Zargon Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

Sublime. Thank you.

Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

I listened to the 1600% slower version too. You can't even recognize the original music, if you didn't know before the fact of listening to it. It's an hour and nine minutes long. Pretty cool "space music" alright. The creator put up some nice cosmos imagery to go along with it.

The 400%, "in reverse" version has its own alien appeal.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

"The 400%, 'in reverse' version has its own alien appeal"

Lol. That would be fascinating. Do you have a link for that?


Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 8:14 p.m. PST
Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 8:28 p.m. PST
goragrad22 Feb 2017 12:20 a.m. PST


Tacitus24 Feb 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Anybody know how I can download this?

Great War Ace Inactive Member25 Feb 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

You mean from YouTube? I have no idea.

There is some software called "PaulStretch" that "Ambient Music" used to create the slowed down versions. I am tempted to try some of my favorites out. But I haven't downloaded the "PaulStretch" yet.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

Hmmm……obviously you can do what you want, but doesn't anyone think the Vangelis soundtrack is good enough already? Isn't this akin to drawing moustaches on the faces in paintings?

Look, there are hundreds and hundreds of good pieces of ambient music available already on YouTube. Give them a try before distorting already existing music. You may make some wonderful discoveries.

The real Rachel's Theme has a point to it. Give it a listen. It starts with dripping water like sounds that give the impression of the ticking of a clock. This suggests one of the themes in Blade Runner: about running out of time, or not knowing how much time one has left. Then comes the lilting vocals. By about the two minute mark come the lower synth sounds which give the piece a sense of foreboding. All that is lost by the time stretching. You are turning a piece of meaningful music into aural wallpaper. And spending 4X the time to get it. Why not listen to the whole soundtrack instead, if you have more time to kill?

Of course if the idea of listening to a door opening slowed down 1000X sounds like a great idea, who am I to tell you any different.

There are many ways to convert YouTube audio to MP3. Just Google it.

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