Moving the pole ghosts

One of my favorite producers of electronic music likes to use samples from movie dialog in his works. I usually recognize any film used in any bit of music. I’ve seen thousands of movies in many different languages and I have a very good memory, and the internet to fall back on if that fails.

Except some of his samples, I did not recognize at all. I was stumped. Even the internet offered no clues of any kind.

Then I realized that he was creating authentic-sounding “samples” from films that never existed and inserting them into the music. They seem so real that many are even in the mid-30s to mid-50s mid-Atlantic accent common to so many movies of that era.

God, so brilliant and so well-done.

Movies that existed in some alternative universe, divergent from ours, straying into music from our timeline. Great.