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Telepath

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



Comments

  • 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]

Samples / Lyrics

0:04 "Testing. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, (nine), ten. (oops) Up and down, quite a thing." (background) six, six, nine.

0:20: (Second voice) "On repeat. Give me a count."

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)"

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 last number you can also hear quiet "listen". (Same, as in "Reach for the Dead".)

Trivia

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

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External links

References

  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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