The term "Modern Synthesis" refers to the concept of Modern Evolutionary Synthesis which describes the process by which organisms evolve. It may be interesting to approach the analysis of the album as purely evolutionary. We know that Versus is about war ("It's about wars between inter-dimensional gods" - Sparkles*, Yogscast 2015 livestreams), and there are references to evolution ("We adapt, mutilate, replicate and survive").
We can therefore perhaps reason that Modern Synthesis refers to the evolution of war itself. "The Contract" being the situation that two parties got themselves into conflict in the first place. "Watchmaker" being about a 3rd party ("middle child of eternity") who needs resolution of the conflict. And "Versus" being th…Read more >
"And when I reach out into event horizons, will there be light and sound, or will it be just me."
An event horizon in general relativity is a theoretical boundary or a "point of no return", where the gravitational pull is so great it's impossible to escape, making all events that occur beyond it ineffectual to an outside observer.
An excerpt from Wikipedia says that:
"An event horizon is most commonly associated with black holes. Light emitted from beyond the event horizon can never reach the outside observer. Likewise, any object approaching the horizon from the observer's side appears to slow down and never quite pass through the horizon, with its image becoming more and more redshifted as time elapses."
We can possibly take this to be "the …Read more >
Okay so this is something I'm working on now to try and properly and completely isolate the whispers, it will take a while though. A long while. Basically the easiest way to isolate vocals from a track is to invert the off-vocal of a track and mix it with the original version. The two instrumentals cancel, leaving the vocals behind. However, S* hasn't given us an instrumental or off-vocal of Prologue III which makes this a little more trickier. (And I don't think he'll give us one if we ask him)
The way I think this can be resolved, and what I'm currently working on, is to listen to the audio behind the vocals, find an exact replica of it in the track, and cut that clean audio into the space where the vocals are. It seems far fetched but th…Read more >
This is really just a to-do list/reminder for me, it's just random technical stuff that I'm trying to expand on enough to be actual theories...
- Modem SYN-ACK sound in System;Start. (Modem converts analogue to digital, relevance?)
- Waveform on Prologue art EXTREMELY similar to actual waveform.
- Whispering in Prologue between 5KHz and 16KHz, can be isolated (sort of) with 30-Band EQ and Center Channel Extractor in Audition, still not audible enough.
- Unusual frequency cut off on whispers in Prologue. (Shown on spectrum around 7:00).
- Possible SSTV data in static on Prologue but VERY unlikely.