Justin Bieber and the Accidental Ambient Music Genius

It is a dark day when I can wholeheartedly admit that a Justin Bieber song is tickling my fancy in any way, shape or form, let alone being listened to by me. Until yesterday, when this first exploded onto the scene, it was entirely unhip to own up to any degree of Bieberism, but Soundcloud user Shamantis has ensured, at least, that the Canadian eunuch’s music is good for something.

Using Paulstretch, an audio editor that specializes in slowing regular music to a grinding halt, Shamantis has taken Bieber’s hit ‘U Smile’ and stretched it to 800% of its normal length – and the result, surprisingly, is one that would make Brian Eno smile. Unless Bieber’s music would make Eno smile as is. But I bet it wouldn’t.

Anyway, if you’re a fan of the ambient and avant garde, you’ll love the everloving… love out of this. If you’re a fan of Justin Bieber, you’ll be heartbroken.

Just the way we like it.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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