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    Is anybody else aware of this?

    basically, shortwave radio signals that started to be transmitted roughly around the cold war that are still being transmitted and altered and everything, all over the place. They're usually recordings of people counting, in different languages with a small piece of music at the beginning and or end.

    Nobody has claimed responsibility for the broadcasts, and nobody has been able to crack any of the messages, and some of the signals have been traced, usually to military areas or embassys.

    there's 4 cd's of the recordings, avaliable for free download, and bejesus they're mesmerising.

    http://irdial.hyperreal.org/the%20conet%20project/
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2008
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    Extended Reading: Numbers Station (one of my pet interests)
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2008
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    I came across this a couple of years ago, was fascinated by the whole thing and then promptly forgot about it again. Thanks for the reminder. Something to be bookmarked for tomorrow, when my brains are less full of wine.
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    I actually got the CD boxset a few years ago. It's fascinating stuff.

    For anyone interested, William Basinski's shortwave stuff sits well alongside the Conet Project. Actually, all of Basinski's stuff sits well in my ears and brain, so just go and grab what you can. Boomkat is a good source.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2008
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    I remember hearing about this a while ago and just forgetting about it. Thanks alot for the discs and thank you, Ariana for the extended reading.
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      CommentAuthorChuckEye
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008 edited
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    I remixed a few Conet Project tracks as the soundtrack to a video piece I made last year..
    Basic Wire & Cable
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2008
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    I've always thought the numbers stations were ripe for remixing. Nice work, ChuckEye.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2008
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    Since listening to the Conet Project, I noticed these or similar samples used by quite a few bands, including 65 Days of Static.

    Glad to say that it isn't getting old yet though.
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    Love that video piece, ChuckEye.
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    I've heard pieces of these before but thanks for the download link! Mesmerising indeed... I'm going to try and entice my motion graphics creating brother to put something together.