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The Aphex Face

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CAPiTA, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    This is so fucking crazy. I found out about this awhile ago while reading threads on a headphone forum (headfi). On track two of Aphex Twin's cd Windowlicker, if run through a spectograph program calledSpectogram, a face shows up. Use these settings...
    http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_settings.gif'>
    and set it to a linear scale, and you will obtain the face
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex.gif'>

    However, this is not the only image on the CD. Numerous other images can be found.

    Spiral at the end of Track 1
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_spiral.gif'>

    Pattern on Track 2
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_pattern.gif'>

    Swirl on Track 2
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_swirl.gif'>

    Although the last three might not be as cool, if you run other songs through the program, you never get any kind of image, just a bunch of lines and blobs and shit.

    Honestly though, whoever first found this must have literally shit themselves on the spot.
     
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    To say the least ...

    That's pretty hot. Have you tried it out yourself?
     
  3. unconscience

    unconscience Banned

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    Re: Re: The Aphex Face

     
  4. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    known about it for awhile...neat stuff....
    there are some interesting things about his song titles, too


    there's another one, but i can't remember the url...

    it lists all anagrans, etc. for song titles...heh

    edit for bad url...here's one....

    FAQ
     
  5. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    you'd shown me that before, but it still is awesome everytime. I wonder if rage knows about this, being the aphex fan he is...someone will need to rebump this when he gets back up in here.
     
  6. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    yeah, if anyone else knows of that aphex twin anagram site, fill me in. i think it was aphextwin.nu, but it appears to have changed quite a bit
     
  7. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    Re: Re: The Aphex Face

    I just set it all up and it worked. If anyone else is considering trying it, you have to wait a little ways into the song. I can't remember how long, 1-3 minutes. I was figuring it wasn't going to work, then i pulled it up again in the background and the face was just going by. The face comprises about 3-6 seconds of audio. I'll try and get a pic up soon, but I'm in a rush to get out the door right now. By the way, the song is called...well, its a symbol...but just type aphex twin - symbol and you'll find it. I'll be back tomorrow with my own pics.
     
  8. mogilny

    mogilny Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 1,582 Likes Received: 0
    sick............
     
  9. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    This puzzles me.

    The different wavelengths of sound couldn't be used to make that face, could they?

    I must know how that was done.
     
  10. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,079 Likes Received: 56
    I just lost some brain cells.
     
  11. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    Re: This puzzles me.

    The program I used, which I included a link of, is called spectogram. Basically, it's a program that visualizes the sound spectrum, not really wavelengths. I'm not sure about this, but I think that its like a graph, with one axis being frequency, and the other being time. I don't really know what I'm talking about. It definately does work though. I'll have my own pics up in a bit, I'm just having a problem getting them small enough that my photo-hosting site will take them. I'll go work on it now.
     
  12. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    Alright, I tried it, and here's a screenshot of what I got. As you can see, it is a little different than the original one.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. D3N53one

    D3N53one Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 13, 2002 Messages: 1,484 Likes Received: 0
    thats still some crazy shit.
     
  14. BROWNer

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  15. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
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