Etude Aux Chemins De Fer (2:51)

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  • katti85


    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    What shall I do? I must get off this train?

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • headey

    @HoweverFarAway_ ~~~~~~~ maybe along the same lines(oops) ~~~~~ Unreleased Track (Pre DJ Rabies) ~~~~~~~~~ Engine Steps ~~~~~~~~~ I thought I'd heard more but maybe not tagged them ~~~~~~ [track artist= [/track] ~~~~~~~~~

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mbatey

    @HoweverFarAway_ - the KLF's Chill Out uses a lot of train sounds

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • squiggins

    This is one of those tracks that Last FM's algorythms consistently choose to represent a genre.

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • HoweverFarAway_

    Is there a modern day equivalent to this piece?

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • postbellum

    I guess Ennio Morricone knows this.

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • megajosh2

    I haven't heard this in too long.

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Zimmerman333

    D: Me gusta.

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Lurholm

    @bobgreen623: word! It's like all art: the idea behind it is what's really important, not the method used to convey the idea. Then of course some methods may be more appealing than others - and this method happens to be one of my personal favourites.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Do you listen to Hendrix and think aha this is an electric guitar? I don't think it really matters what is being used to produce the music, it's the intention for the recording to be interpreted as music (or a statement in sound etc) that is important. For me, cut-ups of train sounds just works. I like what is said in the last shout too.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Earth_1940-1960

    Étude aux Chemins de Fer was also a composition that reflected Schaeffer's interest in WWII in the French resistance against the Nazis. He created the Studio D'Essai (later known as the Club D'Essai), which played a role in the activities of the French resistance during World War II, and later became a center of musical activity. The sound of trains is an obvious metaphor about the tragedies of the concentration camps and the transport by trains. Many could not hear the sounds without remembering their role in the Holocaust. If you choose to ignore the metaphor, then the sounds also speak to the idea of travel by trains and whatever images you personally choose to give those. Historically, it is one of the first examples of musique concrete using natural sounds on magnetic tape to present a composition in sound. (The Germans invented magnetic wire in WWII as a secret communications weapon.)

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Earth_1940-1960

    Étude aux Chemins de Fer, the seminal 1948 composition of electronic music, specifically musique concrète, by Pierre Schaeffer, constructed from railway sounds.

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • megajosh2

    That's a problem to you? I think it's fun!

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • out-of-stepXXX

    the probl. is - u listen, and say to yourself: aha - this is a train... and so on.

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • megajosh2

    Disregard the limitations; this is still fantastic.

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LondonLouis

    Held back a little by the fact that he was using relatively early recording and integrating techniques .... but still pretty good. Of course, what old-timers like myself miss are the smells of steam trains. Those can never be recreated!

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Kebab_Holokaust

    Weird but so cool.........

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • maudyyyyyyyyyy


    3 Apr 2010 Reply

    shit is actually pretty hot. I love being shocked by music like this. I've heard this piece like a million times and I've never heard how propulsive it is rhythmically. (no pun intended)

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
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