Beat-172

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The BEAT-172 video journey at the end is beyond natural. Supernatural.

Fetal heart beat at 11-weeks pregnancy – Audio. 19 seconds.
Go to the bottom of this article to find out the beats per minute.

The seed that started it all was a 86-beat-per-minute rock drum track. A YouTube link was emailed to me as a subscriber to this guys newsletter. He’s a drummer and makes drum tracks to jam with. I liked it and stored in on my computer.

Anyway, so I found 86bpm music. I found a list. I picked some. I found them on YouTube and downloaded them. I ran them through a beat counter online tool and found that actually they’re 172bpm. Let’s see. I think 86bpm x 2 = 172bpm.

I found a Nordic song with chanting I liked but it was 179bpm. So I slowed it down to 172bpm. I was starting to get an interesting collection of modified music. Everything needed to be fixed some way. Often the music clips were overdriving and clipping. So I’d put it through a compressor to clean it up.

I downloaded an 86bpm metronome clip.

I assembled the music in an open-source program called Audacity. A track for each song and then excerpted sections. All but the rock drum track which pounds in 86-bpm beat through the entire piece. This give a seamless feeling to everything.

I then deleted a few music tracks that didn’t fit well thematically. Oddly, one track I kept was 117bpm by Oasis called “Wonderwall.” It worked at the beginning. Not sure why yet. But I bet 117bpm is a rhythmic mathematical relationship to 86bpm or 172bpm. 1:1.36 or 1:1.47 ratio. Wonder what that means in music language?

Date: June 26, 2019
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary: “In a surprising marriage of science and art, researchers have developed a system for converting the molecular structures of proteins, the basic building blocks of all living beings, into audible sound that resembles musical passages. Then, reversing the process, they can introduce some variations into the music and convert it back into new proteins never before seen in nature.”

I think I may be a rock scientist. A super-smart rock scientist.

So I now had a pretty cool sound track. Built with the following lyric excerpts and in this order:

Oasis: “Wonderwall” 1995

[Verse 1]
Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now, you should have somehow realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

[Verse 2]
Backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, but you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Nickelback: “You Remind Me” 2003

[Verse 1]
Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing
Tired of living like a blind man
I’m sick of sight without a sense of feeling
And this is how you remind me

[Pre-Chorus]
This is how you remind me of what I really am
This is how you remind me of what I really am

[Chorus]
It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breaking
And I’ve been wrong, I’ve been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream “Are we having fun yet?”

[Post-Chorus]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no
Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no

[Verse 2]
It’s not like you didn’t know that
I said I love you and I swear I still do
And it must have been so bad
‘Cause living with me must have damn near killed you

Green Day: “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” 2004

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me, and I walk alone
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk a-

[Chorus]
My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Then I began searching for video clips and sound effects.

I decided to focus on the drums and borrowed heavily from Shania Twain’s drummer, Elijah Wood, playing drums at a live rock concert.

“However, during the Shania Now tour many of us left completely captivated and blown away by her drummer Elijah Wood. Elijah from the very start of the show caught the attention of the audience with just one drum beat. As Elijah began to rock the drumkit our hearts beat to the rhythm and we were sold!” – Oct 1, 2018

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