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Bieber, Gaga, and Miley’s Music Slowed Down Sounds So Beautiful, It Might Just Bring World Peace [Update]

17 Aug 2010

Tampa-based musician Nick Pittsinger (aka Shamantis) has made an earth-shattering discovery: The purpose of Justin Bieber‘s music has been to soothe the sufferings of humankind; we just didn’t know it yet. Pittsinger slowed down Bieber’s recent track “U Smile” by 800 per cent, running it through the “time-stretching” program PaulStretch. The result? An epic 35-minute, ambient song reminiscent of ocean documentaries and Sigur Rós.

Hear the heavens whisper after the break.

Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” Slowed 800 Percent:

Original below, for comparison:

Now we wonder if those bastards in Sigur Rós have been deceiving us this whole time, disguising their horrifying pop music as minimalistic post-rock. Wait, what’s that? Thank you, Internet:

Sounds more like carnival electronica, but apparently Soundcloud user roskelld edited the song incorrectly, so our theory is yet to be disproved!

But do you know what you get if you speed up Sigur Rós’ song “Avalon” from their album Ágætis byrjun? Or if you slow down the Edith Piaf song used to synchronize the kicks in Inception? These musical secrets are everywhere!

Update: We’ve also uncovered orangecheese‘s slowed versions of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga ; are we on track to starting an 800 percent slower meme?

“Party in the U.S.A.” Slowed 800 Percent:

Telephone” Slowed 800 Percent:

[h/t 21CB reader, Charly Kim]

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 Sep 2010 9:29 PM

    Tried to fiddle with Ke$ha. Sounds awful, kind of like a dying robot on the toilet. Sort of like she usually does, right?

  2. Felix permalink
    29 Aug 2010 4:16 PM

    Mike-ho! I strangely enough, I StumbledUpon this, it sounds creepy, and I love it.

  3. MasacruAlex permalink
    27 Aug 2010 4:42 AM

    That awesome, reminds me of ambiental music 😀

  4. Jason permalink
    19 Aug 2010 11:41 AM

    I’ve done similar things to songs in the past, it’s quite beautiful.

    It’s quieting the voices in my head already.

  5. 18 Aug 2010 9:26 AM

    Who would have thought.

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