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Financial Crisis Soundtrack

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the what-is-the-sound-of-the-dollar-falling dept.

Music 31

German musician Johannes Kreidler made a soundtrack of the global economic crisis composed by running financial graphs through SongSmith. It gets political in a few spots, but is bleakly funny.

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No Reggae? (3, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730513)

That's what I like to hear when things go up in smoke.

Re:No Reggae? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26730553)

That's what I like to hear when things go up in smoke.

I think you meant "get high".

Forget the soundtrack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26730625)

How about some Cliffs Notes so we can flip through and find out how this thing ends?

Re:Forget the soundtrack (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730839)

...find out how this thing ends?

Everyone dies, things explode, and human endeavour turns to chaos...

I think I saw that on The Discovery Channel.

FFVII: FC (0)

gbarules2999 (1440265) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730723)

I heard Financial Crisis and said, "Oh, so they made another Final Fantasy VII spinoff?"

Re:FFVII: FC (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26730775)

"Financial Crisis" makes sense though. You have to stick two words together, preferably both nouns, that don't make any sense at all. Such is the exquisite art of the Japanese subtitle.

Coincidentally, the next FF7 is "Final Fantasy 7: Crabstick Bezel."

The soundtrack is a lie... (1)

Darundal (891860) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730763)

...it should have come out as the sound of a million panes of glass breaking.

Credit Crunch Blues (1)

Ronald Dumsfeld (723277) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730821)

Bleh, talentless hack.

Try The Credit Crunch Blues [archive.org] instead. Yes, it's on archive.org so the page may be a bit slow to load.

Life imitiates Douglas Adams? (4, Informative)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730851)

Wasn't this a minor sub-plot in a Douglas Adams novel? A program that would write corporate theme tunes based on their financial results?

Re:Life imitiates Douglas Adams? (1)

maxcelcat (119086) | more than 5 years ago | (#26732791)

Yep, the second Dirk Gently novel as I recall.

Re:Life imitiates Douglas Adams? (1)

Nazlfrag (1035012) | more than 5 years ago | (#26732857)

I can't quite recall, but what I do recall is a Dirk Gently radio play, the one with the electric monk, where a programmer is making software that interprets financial statements into music.

Re:Life imitiates Douglas Adams? (2, Informative)

greg1104 (461138) | more than 5 years ago | (#26734193)

Yes, the software was named "Anthem". If you wander to Google Book Search [google.com] , you can find the initial description of it on page 29: "if you wanted your company accounts represented as a piece of music, it could do that as well...it produced lots of cheery company anthems".

This is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26730857)

This is probably the most interesting post idle has had yet.

Re:This is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26734219)

Agreed. Not bad.

Prior art (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26730877)

It's been done before. [bbc.co.uk]

Industries climbing (1)

theredshoes (1308621) | more than 5 years ago | (#26730879)

Weapons, porn and the unemployment rate. Great.

Re:Industries climbing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26747395)

You tell me.

I just lost my girlfriend to some pr0n director.

So much for a Ph.D in maths. Should've just party hardied.

Did I see (0)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#26731025)

Did I see the words "German" and "funny"?

Re:Did I see (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 5 years ago | (#26731893)

Ja. Do you want to touch my monkey?

Re:Did I see (1)

binarylarry (1338699) | more than 5 years ago | (#26731971)

Let's get to da choppa!

Re:Did I see (2, Insightful)

tpgp (48001) | more than 5 years ago | (#26732277)

Did I see the words "German" and "funny"?

Try mocking germany to germans, then mocking america to americans.

Then tell me which country has a better sense of humour.

Re:Did I see (2, Funny)

superstick58 (809423) | more than 5 years ago | (#26744297)

Sure, I'll yell Heil Hitler next time I walk into a German Bar.

Then, I'll yell America is a sub-par country the next time I walk into a US bar.

i'll get back to you with the results.

Re:Did I see (1)

MRe_nl (306212) | more than 5 years ago | (#26735923)

Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja!...
Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

There is a problem, though. (1)

jd (1658) | more than 5 years ago | (#26731345)

The music, as originally generated, had too much bass that rapidly plunged below the threshold for the human ear.

I for one... (1)

MostAwesomeDude (980382) | more than 5 years ago | (#26731803)

I for one have a completely different opinion of Songsmith now.

I never knew (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26731819)

being broke and lied to could sound so good!

Queen (1)

Lunzo (1065904) | more than 5 years ago | (#26733607)

Another one bites the dust.

I hate to say it.... (2, Interesting)

ZosX (517789) | more than 5 years ago | (#26733737)

But that was fucking great! I loved how it all sounded like SimCity theme music. (probably because of the MIDI instrumentation) Will Songsmith really take images and make songs out of them?

Hooray for the pr0n industry! (1)

Eg0Death (1282452) | more than 5 years ago | (#26735841)

I thought the music for pr0n should have been more of the "bow chicka wow mow" variety. Maybe a few grunts and screams and an "Oh baby!" for good measure.

When I read this... (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 5 years ago | (#26788253)

the word slide whistle [wikipedia.org] came to mind.
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