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* The audio distortions on the vocals of this track may have been modeled after the reported auditory distortions present in Microwave auditory effect <ref>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_auditory_effect</ref>, which was a facet of telepathy research during the Cold War. This auditory phenomenon was used to transmit sounds directly from a microwave emitter into the human brain. Researchers described that the auditory distortions inherent to this process caused "the sounds [to resemble] those emitted by persons with an artificial voice box." <ref> D.R. Justesen. "Microwaves and Behavior", Am Psychologist, 392(Mar): 391–401, 1975.</ref>
 
* The audio distortions on the vocals of this track may have been modeled after the reported auditory distortions present in Microwave auditory effect <ref>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_auditory_effect</ref>, which was a facet of telepathy research during the Cold War. This auditory phenomenon was used to transmit sounds directly from a microwave emitter into the human brain. Researchers described that the auditory distortions inherent to this process caused "the sounds [to resemble] those emitted by persons with an artificial voice box." <ref> D.R. Justesen. "Microwaves and Behavior", Am Psychologist, 392(Mar): 391–401, 1975.</ref>
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*When played backwards, the voice counting in the track can be heard to say "This is (is) the end of the Earth.. for now."
  
 
== Samples / Lyrics ==
 
== Samples / Lyrics ==
  
0:04 "Testing.  One,  two,  three,  four,  five,  six,  seven, eight,  nine, (nine), ten. (oops) Up and down, quite a thing."  
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0:04 "Testing.  One,  two,  three,  four,  five,  six,  seven, eight,  nine, ten. (oops) Up and down, quite a thing [while I'm counting?]."  
 
(background)  six, six, nine.
 
(background)  six, six, nine.
  
0:20: (Second voice) "On repeat. Give me a count."
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0:20: (Second voice) "On repeat. Give me a count." (also sounds like "you can't")
  
0:23 "The stuff that they know, the one on the right and then turn it up, while I'm counting. One... three, four, fi-ive, six, seven, eight, ni- (garbled)"
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0:23 "The stuff that they know, the one on the right and then turn it up, while I'm counting. One... three, four, fi-ive, six, seven, eight, through ni- (garbled)"
  
 
0:43: (Second voice) "It's too loud."  (Pitched down) "Plaid."
 
0:43: (Second voice) "It's too loud."  (Pitched down) "Plaid."
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"One, two, three, four, fi-ive, six, six, seven."
 
"One, two, three, four, fi-ive, six, six, seven."
  
* After last number you can also hear quiet "listen" (same, as in "Reach for the Dead").
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* After the last number you can hear a quiet "listen" (same as in "Reach for the Dead").
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Latest revision as of 09:03, 23 May 2017

Telepath
Running time 1:32
Appears on Tomorrow's Harvest



Comments[edit]

  • Telepathy is the supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses. It was a major field of research for scientists during the early 20th century and into the Cold War. [1] Upton Sinclair also conducted telepathy experiments in the 30's.[2]
  • The audio distortions on the vocals of this track may have been modeled after the reported auditory distortions present in Microwave auditory effect [3], which was a facet of telepathy research during the Cold War. This auditory phenomenon was used to transmit sounds directly from a microwave emitter into the human brain. Researchers described that the auditory distortions inherent to this process caused "the sounds [to resemble] those emitted by persons with an artificial voice box." [4]
  • When played backwards, the voice counting in the track can be heard to say "This is (is) the end of the Earth.. for now."

Samples / Lyrics[edit]

0:04 "Testing. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. (oops) Up and down, quite a thing [while I'm counting?]." (background) six, six, nine.

0:20: (Second voice) "On repeat. Give me a count." (also sounds like "you can't")

0:23 "The stuff that they know, the one on the right and then turn it up, while I'm counting. One... three, four, fi-ive, six, seven, eight, through ni- (garbled)"

0:43: (Second voice) "It's too loud." (Pitched down) "Plaid."

0:45 "Well, this is quite pleasant. Let's play it back and see what it sounds like."

(Second and third voice) "Could I get the one voice?", "Nervous!", "Don't be nervous."

"One, two, three, four, fi-ive, six, six, seven."

  • After the last number you can hear a quiet "listen" (same as in "Reach for the Dead").

Trivia[edit]

In one sequence, the number six is repeated in the background, the result sounding more like "666".

Videos[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telepathy
  2. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZQEmLUlDXz0C
  3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_auditory_effect
  4. D.R. Justesen. "Microwaves and Behavior", Am Psychologist, 392(Mar): 391–401, 1975.


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