okay /mu/, some spooky/weird stuff is going on, bear with me.
here's the first "deep internet" thread:
one of the videos in the first post was this one:
here's the transcript of that video the anon made in the first thread that sparked my interest:
if you notice, chronosforlife points out that he's "never been diagnosed with any mental illness", and seems pretty lucid and eloquent. and here's where things get kind of nuts, after the thread's been up for a couple hours the guy notices that his view count has gone from 0, to 200+, and makes this video:
in the video's text he refers to something called "eratas" or "erratas". after some googling and finding nothing for either spelling (just the dictionary definitions of "errata" and a safety company called "eratas"), i decided randomly a few hours later to look in the rebeccablacktech archives for the word. "eratas" with one R returned no results, but "erratas" brought up exactly three posts, one of which was this one:
>Erratas or bust!
>What does that mean? I think I remember Erratas being some software company in the 2000s like Enron who fired all their employees or some shit.
(continued in next post)
the above post was posted january 23rd - the same day the "youtube is monitoring and controlling my life" video was posted. probably a coincidence, but still. and lo and behold, look at what i found shortly afterward on the 4plebs archive:
specifically, check out those /x/ posts:
tl;dr for those posts - this company fires anyone who discovers a department called "eratas" (the anon even acknowledges the differing spellings, which i find interesting), which matches up a lot with what the anon in the other post said ("some software company in the 2000s who fired all their employees or some shit"). notably, chronosforlife (the youtube jurassic park guy) spelled it with asterisks in the description of his video, but is willing to spell it without asterisks in the video itself, and refers to it as a "test" of some sort.
not really sure what to make of it all, just posting my findings. feel free to call me a huge faggot.
i don't know man, i just think it's pretty interesting. lots of weird timing (especially uploading a video to communicate with us during the thread itself), and connections to posts made on 4chan. i feel like there's more to this than just another microgenre with a one-week lifespan.
it's clearly someone's art project and it's been caught in the memes, probably the owner if it posted it in the thread even, or else it's just someone responding to this. No one makes 'creepy quirky videos' that is actually a creep when the videos have contrived production values. Look at the jurassic park vids, all the lo fi audio and the word overlays are made to look lofi on purpose. If it was sinserly a person trying to communicate the text would look normal because any basic movie making program will put those titles in and they won't look uber fucked up by digital compression artifacts. It's clearly a ruse.
>If it was sinserly a person trying to communicate the text would look normal because any basic movie making program will put those titles in and they won't look uber fucked up by digital compression artifacts.
not really. uploading a 144p video will create those artifacts, especially high-contrast moving images (like bright text over moving dark backgrounds). videos really used to look and sound that bad if the uploader didn't give a shit about looks. if you have windows movie maker on windows xp, it has an option to export videos compressed for dial-up connections, which produces video quality similar to, if not worse than, that. older/cheaper phones also make videos in that quality.
If anything, I am indifferent to the idea of deep Internet being another "he guys let's all sample this" genre but I like the idea of it being a scene focusing on the weird mysteries lurking under the surface of the internet. This thread fits in well with that idea. Stop trying to make everything the next vaporwave, people.
>I like the idea of it being a scene focusing on the weird mysteries lurking under the surface of the internet.
I agree but how can we make that music related without resorting to 'hey guys let's all sample this'
It's not like punk started with a bunch of britbongs getting together and saying "let's all play like crap", it grew out of an attitude and an ethos. It was DIY. This is DIY too - discover it yourself. It seems silly to try and make a genre and then immediately tell people they're not allowed to do stuff that "doesnt fit". That'swhy microgenres always fail: everyone wants it to fit their idea of what it should be.
tbvh i'm not focused on trying to lay the foundation for some internet scene anyway
>nice try doe
if this is a pasta i'm doing a shit job since there's nothing spooky about this
>okay /mu/, some spooky/weird stuff is going on, bear with me.
>okay /mu/, some spooky/weird stuff is going on, bear with me.
>if this is a pasta i'm doing a shit job since there's nothing spooky about this
by making concept albums that are speculative stories about the mysteries, using real life found media as characters, events and plot.
T\Instead of leaving videos as untouched 'found audio' they must be incorporated smoothly, blended with post-vapor production techniques, and then sequenced with the found footage in order, to assemble a long form music video illustrating the story, including sparse narration from the producers that makes the mystery clear to the audience.
The beauty of deep internet is that its albums are visual as well as auditory.
This is an inevitable artistic future btw, you guys are free to start now and make history.
does anyone know the channel of the guy that dressed in a green custome (i think it was the same as pic related) and made videos of toy trains and stuff, I saw it like 4 years ago and was spooky
The videos used as a sample are the random product of random people, giving this music a shape would defeat the purpose. It must maintain the same characteristic of the samples used, meaning everyone should be able to produce it.
You are severely underestimating the intelligence and creativity of /mu/ if you think they want to do anything aside from rip sounds and slow them down. That's why they all follow the same template: anything more complicated involves instruments and lyrics and singing and other difficult, triggering concepts.
That being said, I fully support the idea of this genre becoming a full-fledged scene involving internet mysteries. Prove me wrong, guys, DO something interesting instead of just downloading audio from random videos. Look ahead 1 or 2 years: what if we end up solving a murder because someone decided to sample an obscure video from 2014 with 5 views? Shit like that gets me excited.
Kind of like old fashioned concept albums, but instead of the theme being a widely known historic event or such, it will be centered around somewhat average people and their obscure lives.
>not posting the first deep internet album
This is what the internet did to our art: It made everything become less and less polished by copying it and giving everyone the means to become an "artist", a creator of content - in conclusion drowning everyone in an ocean of mediocre pictures, music, and videos.
To run efficiently a system could be devised to delegate responsibilities. Where as most vaporwave albums are the products of isolated individuals, deep net films, like most films would be the product of collaborative teams. The band becomes important as a video production crew, with individuals team leaders in charge of editing, writing, scoring, and finding the found footage, all coordinated by a director who initiates a deep net film by starting a thread.
There is room for everyone to contribute, and team leaders, while responsible to make sure their parts get accomplished, can work with the input of everyone. If you contribute, you should be given the option of displaying your name, alias, or a hyperlink of your choice in the liner notes at the end of the film and the about section of the youtube video.
In the beginning there will likely not be enough interest to fill all those roles, and the burden will fall on the shoulders of a small number of dedicated directors and editors. If they persevere, interest will eventually grow.
Eventually these will appear like books, not confined to the constraints of this meme, but made to express anything creatives want, but the meme should be brought to fruition, as it has already captured the imagination of our collective cyber organism, and its realization will reveal new possibilities of art that have been unnoticed, under-explored, but yet there since we arrived here, just as many of these unnoticed videos have been.
Do not think of deep internet as a passing joke. The meme is a signal from our collective subconscious, and it's calling us, calling you, "Come to me, explore me, I am the land of your own. I am the new frontier."
The human species has always been a creator of content. The internet did little to nothing, every day people create something that goes unnoticed, like those videos. The point is that "that something" is a reflection of our kind itself, of our everyday life. This is why Deep Internet is amazing.
You manage to make it sound cool as fuck, but the cynic in me really doubts such an organized effort is possible in a place like this, unless some "cosmic fate"-tier luck brings together just the right types of persons.
To continue from that, I'm neet musician & producer with nearly ten years of experience. Contributing to a project like this would be fun as long as I don't have to organize it.
Veritas is Latin for truth, and sometimes pronounced by plebs with a silent "V" or soft "w".
This is probably the word you heard, and it makes more sense in context.
Mystery solved. Next!
well I'm rendering a new version of the track i made in the last thread
it's a lot more cleaner/smoother, and I cut out the beginning part
Is anybody interested? I'll reply with a link if so
Ok call me Nile.
First we need to assemble footage to source. The key in this, is figuring out a pattern. A pattern contributes to the solidarity of the album. Multiple patterns can be utilized if these patterns are also sequenced in a pattern.
Have you ever seen a thread where someone posts a picture, and someone replies with a similar image, and then someone replies to that one and so on till a whole chain of similar images is created?
It's like that. the similarities between videos need to be present in some way visually. This can be accomplished through color, shape, motion or emotion, (csme).
The use of post production filters and color correction can help bring in less cohesive videos into a sequence, so if a video is not quite a match but evocative, it's worth a try.
Videos do not have to be used in their whole state and can, in fact should be cut together to maximize the impact of the album.
To recap: we need to start find videos to sequence. Just like a track list. So when you find a video you can post it with a description of what should be altered, or not altered about it.
VO- voice over(narration)
SFX - Sound effects
VFX - Video effects
An example post might be this:
VFX: video does a long entrance, starting minimized at the center of the screen and gradually getting larger as if zooming in from far away
MU: video's sound faded in with orchestral swells overdubbed from a VST
VO: (slowly) Youtube is M O N I T O R I N G, M O N I T O R I N G.
>MU: video's sound faded in with orchestral swells overdubbed from a VST
added reverb and some EQ could help too. The key here is to retrain the glassy parts of the lofi but make it less offensive to the ears, you don't want someone tuning out cause their ears hurt. Also why not throw in a drum or two, big sounding ones.
if you were going to follow that shot you can go to a lot of places, what you have here is an oscillator shot. These shots are ones the lend themselves to a change in pattern. Any shot might become and oscillator (OSC shot) but certain ones lend themselves to being one by virtue of their characteristics or position in the sequence. A change in pattern is accomplished by either inserting a OSC shot, or identifying the current shot as one and using it to switch patterns.
This video, is an OSC shot, because it is so far at the start of the pattern (it is the start) that a cut to radically different material would not be illogically jarring.
So after this prologue, the next shot should introduce a character, and feature them speaking. The key to this is finding a video that can propel things, the character should create a question in the viewer's mind.
You should get a slack group (like deepinternet.slack.com) or something going with slackin so you can invite people in for actual planning and have periodic update threads on here. Have different channels for the different parts of production that sort of thing
Dude, if you actually google the artist there's like 12 actual hits and they're all just the same guy posting about it on Reddit and getting downvoted with zero replies. He probably turned to 4chan since it's easier to shitpost or force a meme when you're unimpeded by the vote system.
Given the focus on curation going on with Deep Internet, is it a stretch to say Dean Blunt fits in with the idea? I remember someone saying his albums felt designed to sound like random obscure Soundcloud tracks on purpose.
This playlist gives me a "deep internet" vibe, just random stuff thrown together with only a vague connection between tracks. Like, artists I've never heard of doing remixes of tracks by other artists I've never heard of, some with very few plays and others with a ton of plays, like walking through the related videos list on YouTube.
I'm really excited about the deep internet idea since it can be applied to lots of sources aside from just Youtube. I know the original OP of the first thread limited it to "videos with 20 or fewer views" but we'd be missing out not to reach out to other sections of the internet.
Yeah, keep it up! If there was a way I could download it from that site you posted it to, I would. Do you think you could upload it to Soundcloud or somewhere with a download option?
I don't see why not. Not sure what Dean has to do with it though. I'm digging that playlist too, very strange blend of bland pop and super loud glitch rock stuff. This thread is making me more open-minded.
>Rui (Matthew Craig Culbertson) - Buyyerfly Postmortem 
>Live post-vaporwave/hypergrunge album
>Exactly as it was downloaded from bandcamp before it was removed since the .zip of it has been sitting in my backlog since release
Why do people keep bringing this concept up? Yes, it's been done. Yes, musicians have hidden gross audio in innocuous songs. Yes, musicians have hidden binaural or sub-audible tones in innocuous songs. It's been done.
The question isn't whether it's been done or not, it's how well it would actually work as part of one of these internet sound collage songs. And I'm not trying to "trick" anyone into listening to gore, but it could produce interesting samples.
For anyone looking for extremely bizarre music on YouTube videos with way less than 20 views, this channel right here is a goldmine:
It's essentially some guy singing/rapping awfully in Dutch over top of other songs.
Here are some examples:
Some prime Deep Internet sampling material right here. Just be sure to turn the quality down to 144p for the full effect.
No, I'm pretty sure his mom passed away and now YouTube is taking down the videos on her channel and this guy, who doesn't have access to her channel, has re-uploading two of her videos, the 2 Jurassic Park tribute videos on his channel. And he's wondering if YouTube is actually intentionally harassing his family by these take-downs or if it's the result of some automated take-down system.
It's actually an extremely bizarre story. I mean, he could just be trolling, but those videos were so obscure, I doubt it. They only started to get a lot of views once that one was posted as one of the videos in the OP of the first "Deep Internet" thread.
because /x/ was raided by /b/ until it was a shithole and then after years of it being a shithole as the standard board culture a fuckton of preteens flooded the board for le spoope creepepastes because shitty youtubers kept directly linking to the board in videos of them getting 'scared' reading that shit
so basically it's like the /b/ but younger and even worse somehow at this point
It will be as vaporwavy as it gets on the new album. Everything else on the album is way closer to non-music. I just wanted something catchy even if it was just for a single song. I only hope it won't drive in the plebs.
Around when do you think the album will be fully completed and uploaded?
Also, this >>62052681 makes me much more hyped, knowing the rest of the album won't be as similar to vaporwave as that track. I would have enjoyed it more without the slowed down vocals. I still didn't mind it though.
off topic but I sincerely have begun a crusade to send vaporwave back to that dark and tainted pit from whence it came, i.e., whatever circle of hell is reserved for people who make bullshit and convince people it's art
That's great that you're putting effort into it. If it's good enough it might draw more people into creating similar stuff. I'm just craving some new Deep Internet right now, you know, since there's barely any of it yet, which I guess is understandable since the genre is less than two days old.
Ha, yeah, but still. Even that would be more effort than what I'm doing to help this genre, which consists of asking other anons to make more Deep Internet while making none of it myself.
>Congrats, Deep Dive Deep Web is now published!
HERE WE GO
I'm glad you guys like it.
Will download and listen to when I'm back from university and work, quadsman. THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT