Slowing Songs Down 800%: It’s Not Just for Justin Bieber Anymore [w/ Six More Songs]

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Tampa-based musician Nick Pittsinger (aka Shamantis) has made an earth-shattering discovery: The purpose of Justin Bieber‘s music has been to soothe the sufferings of humankind; we just didn’t know it yet. Pittsinger slowed down Bieber’s recent track “U Smile” by 800 per cent, running it through the “time-stretching” program PaulStretch. The result? An epic 35-minute, ambient song reminiscent of ocean documentaries and Sigur Rós.

This post originally appeared on 21st Century Boy.

Hear the heavens whisper below.

Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” Slowed 800 Percent:

Compare to the original, below:

Now we wonder if those bastards in Sigur Rós have been deceiving us this whole time, disguising their horrifying pop music as minimalistic post-rock. Wait, what’s that? Thank you, Internet:

Sounds more like carnival electronica, but apparently Soundcloud user roskelld edited the song incorrectly, so our theory is yet to be disproved!

But do you know what you get if you speed up Sigur Rós’ song “Avalon” from their album Ágætis byrjun? Or if you slow down the Edith Piaf song used to synchronize the kicks in Inception? These musical secrets are everywhere!

Update: We’ve also uncovered orangecheese‘s slowed versions of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga ; are we on track to starting an 800 percent slower meme?

“Party in the U.S.A.” Slowed 800 Percent:

Telephone” Slowed 800 Percent:

John Cage’s 4’33” Slowed 800 Percent: (Thanks, anonymous tipster)

Dragonforce’s “Through the Fire and the Flames” Slowed 800 Percent:

Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” Slowed 800 Percent:

Sigur Rós’ “Saeglopur” Slowed 800 Percent: [hoo boy]

This could just be the beginning, too: For the musically inclined, have a go at PaulStretch’s extreme audio timestretching app and see what aural pleasures await. (And email them to us, duh.)

[h/t 21CB reader Charly]

This post originally appeared on 21st Century Boy.

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