doctorow at April 24th, 2014 21:25 — #1
stephen_schenck at April 24th, 2014 22:13 — #2
The let's-avoid-unnecessarily-lossy-compression guy in me shuddered at that WAV->MP3->WAV step in there. Why not make OGGs right from the WAV masters?
dloburns at April 24th, 2014 22:20 — #3
Am I correct in thinking that this will eventually be modded into something unrelated, like an NES emulator?
tmburke at April 24th, 2014 23:09 — #4
I think 'the internet is an apt motherfucker' is the standout track from the album. I 've been listening to it like crazy for the last 36 hours. It's really hard to get me to spend money on music, but I threw these guys a dime
fuzzyfungus at April 24th, 2014 23:24 — #5
Incidentally, for purists, this album in its current state will taint your kernel if loaded (codes 1 and 4096, and potentially 8192 depending on your configuration).
stephen_schenck at April 24th, 2014 23:30 — #6
Oh my god. Kernel Taint needs to be a band.
acerplatanoides at April 24th, 2014 23:40 — #7
Kernel Taint and the Unspecified Failures
danegeld at April 25th, 2014 00:04 — #8
sudo apt-get motherfucker
knappa at April 25th, 2014 00:07 — #9
I'm not sure anyone who would run an album in ring 0 would bother with niceties such as sudo.
nixiebunny at April 25th, 2014 02:04 — #10
I know a couple guys who once had a band called Doo Rag. The one guy sang through an old Navy megaphone, and the other banged on a movie film reel and a Bud Light carton for percussion. When they mastered their second album, they had me cut an acetate master of a couple songs, then rubbed dirt on it, then played it on a school record player into a mic for the album version of the song. There were a few lock grooves in there too, to throw the authorities off the scent.
lemoutan at April 25th, 2014 04:47 — #11
Because then it wouldn't be art.
ambiguity at April 25th, 2014 06:41 — #12
Hmm, not to sure about that. Sure, it was windows, but something about "Sony" and "rootkit" come to mind.... Wonder it they'll get a takedown from said company....
michael_r_smith at April 25th, 2014 06:55 — #13
sudo apt-get install motherfucker
fuzzyfungus at April 25th, 2014 08:19 — #14
You must be another tin-eared philistine who listens to 128kb mp3s(CBR, no less) on $2 earbuds:
Ring 0 is what brings your aural landscape closest to what your hardware is truly capable of, without the muffling effects and microjitter of a userspace audio decoder. Today's CPUs don't sound as warm as the pre-transistorization computers; and I don't think anything will ever match the authenticity of acoustic delay lines as a musical storage medium; but it's the best you can do with today's gear.
/sarcasm, as is hopefully clear.
tachin1 at April 25th, 2014 12:03 — #15
I've had to make some actual CD's out of my own music from MP3's just cause it was what I had available at the time, even though I have the original 16 bit wav files (yes I still record in 16 bit, don't go there unless you are willing to donate a newer interface ).
In fact, there are a couple of songs to which I only have an mp3 now as the original sources are looong gone.
Not that big of a leap to imagine that someone had the crazy idea to do this and all they had availabe were some mp3's on someone's phone, which they turned into wavs, but then, you know, OGG! and well...
Making music can be crazy like that!
crenquis at April 25th, 2014 12:44 — #16
Ya, but if the source code isn't comment-free, then you might as well be listening to some low-fi visual basic crap. Comment-free source code permits the loss-less free flow of data which delivers a transcendental listening experience.
edit to patch up some awkward wording -- somewhat unsuccessfully.
howaboutthis at April 25th, 2014 13:22 — #17
That was my first thought, too, but with sampled music, rhythm machines, over-Autotuned vocals, cheap earbuds, and the ever-escalating loudness war, fidelity doesn't seem to be a concern for most people.
jeremy_sweeney at April 25th, 2014 13:26 — #18
Wait, they transcoded from lossless to lossy to lossless? Cringe. Also, why?
the_borderer at April 25th, 2014 13:29 — #19
Maybe they wanted the artifacts for artistic reasons? I can't think of any other reason that makes sense.
crenquis at April 25th, 2014 14:01 — #20
They should have started with a MOD file...
(I'm assuming that their release might lead to a new linux-based demo scene)
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