Sunday, May 4, 2008

Working Class Stigmata


It's been a while since my last mashup. I had been working on a little vocal extraction project for someone else for a little bit. Then I had started working on a remix and a mashup project, but put those aside for another time in the future since they weren't quite working out as intended.

As I worked on this mashup, I was hit by a nifty idea that I could build around this mashup in the form of a 4 or 5 song gapless mini-album, or more like a long song that can be segmented into 4 or 5 shorter segments/songs... similar to the song The Fall of the House of Usher by The Alan Parsons Project on the Tales of Mystery and Imagination album.

Keeping this idea in mind, I proceeded to create this mashup as a single or (internet) radio edit, and left out certain elements that are more suited for the grander idea. Releasing this [iRadio Edit] version of the song may be a bit premature since I haven't actually started working on the grander idea yet, although the ideas and elements have been stewing in my head for a little while now, so I hope I can pull this off.

As a bit of technical insight into this song... The main instrumental mix is constructed of reversed audio samples of the deconstructed/reconstructed snippets and loops that I extracted from Working Class Hero, giving the mashup a more alternative and slightly industrial sound. You can't have a religious stigmata-like experience without having something going backwards, right?! But I won't be held responsible for any hidden images that you mind find in the album artwork for this mashup. ;)

Working Class Stigmata [iRadio Edit] v2
Ministry & Co Conspirators - Willie Stigmata
Marianne Faithfull - Working Class Hero
2:48 / 192 kbps / 3.9 MB

Download the MP3 file here.

NOTE: This is version 2 of the mashup, which has been tweaked with compression filters to reduce clipping effects on larger speakers or more powerful speaker systems (such as car stereo systems), and consequently, levels have been tweaked as well.