The Old Elbtunnel - Restive remix

Oct 27, 2014, 12:36 PM, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Restive from Cape Town writes: "On the tunnel recording one of the first things I noticed was quite a nice hum from the ventilation system at around 264Hz, which I isolated & tweaked (amplified, filtered, detuned, etc), duplicated this track with slightly different tweaking on each. The second thing was to isolate all the instances of the 'calls' in the recording which I sent through a delay effect to make them extra reverby & magnify the space even further. I duplicated this track and reversed it and did a whole lot of tweaking to it (it's the 'spooky' backwards spectral thing that happens throughout). When I noticed that no one apparently had the balls to tackle the 'sex shop' recording (it was totally conspicuous by it's unclaimed isolation on the list) I decided to use it also. I turned the volume on it way down and filtered it even further so that there was only some low throbbing and a hint of the vocals. A copy of this I passed through a tracker plugin (which is where the tinkly, bubbly bits come from). It ended up adding quite a bit of weird sonic interest which was nonetheless derived directly from the sound envelope of the original recording."

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