126 - Drop the Bass

posted 31st May 2012, 11:39 PM

126 - Drop the Bass
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31st May 2012, 11:39 PM


Just what kind of musician Neve is, you'll have to wait a while and see! It doesn't come up in this arc, but I guarantee it does in a few others :)

If you were going to use music as a weapon, what kind of music do you think would be most effective? Giant ear-numbing bass beats come to mind, of course, but I'm sure there are much cleverer ways you could utilize other genres.

Or maybe you just find certain types of music torturous on their own. You could wound me pretty badly with classic rock.

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31st May 2012, 11:47 PM



And what kind of music would work? ICP. F***in magnets. How do they work?

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31st May 2012, 11:55 PM


Beautiful artwork

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31st May 2012, 11:59 PM


The first thought that came to my mind was dubstep, since it's so painful to listen to anyway.

But thinking about other genres... Some classical, violin-heavy pieces especially, could cut and slice maybe. I know there's trance music that makes me feel like I'm drowning. Some electronica that uses a lot of static feels like sandpaper.

I think any memorable song can have an accompanying visual weaponry effect.

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1st Jun 2012, 12:00 AM


I'm gonna put in a vote for badly done Vocaloid music, it's certainly driven away plenty of people before!

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1st Jun 2012, 12:46 AM


Totally a duet of piccolos. That never in tune. Never harmonized. Ever.
It's ear-breaking.

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1st Jun 2012, 1:14 AM


I agree with Bloops and Shamus. Dubstep all the way. But it would have to be dubstep with a heavy, heavy drop, not like Skrillex, because dubstep with real heavy drops almost become different songs after the drop and hell, drops like that hit me hard as MUSIC. Why wouldn't they hit hard as an attack?

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1st Jun 2012, 1:39 AM

HRA the 3rd

Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" without a doubt, I don't think there's any other song that embodies horror and terror quite like it does.

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1st Jun 2012, 2:32 AM


Hawkwind immediately comes to mind. THERE WILL BE BLEEDING FROM ORIFICES.

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2nd Jun 2012, 2:25 AM

Glitchy Lichen

I would play some pop to summon a star and some backup dancers to do my ass-kicking for me, or conjure medieval weapons from heavy metal.

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2nd Jun 2012, 4:39 AM


I'm going to second the piccolos. That hurts even without a gun thing.

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2nd Jun 2012, 2:45 PM


Just found this comic, read the entire thing since then. It's so beautiful...
Loving Neve, so much! Zey're just... unf.
Stunning work! Inspiring.

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2nd Jun 2012, 8:27 PM


when i was younger i was in band. i played the clarenet and it could make this sound if the reed was bad it'd split your eardrums easly and we used to do it constantly so i bettcha that would be good.

if i had to geuss about neve its either pop, alternative or techno

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3rd Jun 2012, 12:04 AM


Jazz is known to be the most complicated and therefore the most difficult music to perform well. It's a mixture of the old African music scales that were brought over with the slave trade and the 'traditional' European scale. The songs it originated from were the old workers songs the slaves sung when they were out in the fields. From that it evolved into ragtime and then to the blues/jazz we see today (this is a very brief description). It can range from absolute chaos to all the instruments feeding off each other. I would think this type of music has the most potential out of all music for any purpose you could think of. A lot of it has to do with heart-ache, and while some people think it's restrained to these heart wrenching tunes it has so much more to offer. It was thought of as very taboo in the early 1900's when it first started, saying that it was for the un-refined person. This had to do with the fact that most jazz players were of African dissent, but also because a lot of it embodied the sexual/free-thinking revolution that was occurring at the time. With the fight for civil rights and the roaring twenties, jazz was seen as either something plebeian or freeing, depending on who you were (the younger groups tended to appreciate it more). It's also one of the only musical things that was conceived in the United States. It is freedom put to music in my opinion.

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3rd Jun 2012, 4:28 PM


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4th Jun 2012, 5:03 AM


ah this comic is so lovely! ive seen a page of it linked from tumblr, checked it out and... i love it! the drawings are so lovely and i love all the people and nice feeling to it! i will definatelly keep reading!

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4th Jun 2012, 2:37 PM


Oh man, so many awesome comments! All of your musical suggestions are great, and not one of you said country music, which brings a happy tear to my eye *sniff*.

Glad to see so many new names! Hope you all enjoy what comes next :)

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