This one’s a little hard to explain, visit this site so I’ll let Dusted Magazine do it for me:

“Language Removal Services is a concept based on the idea of static and ecstatic language. I don’t really get the theoretical side of it, disorder and to like this record i don’t expect that I have to, but it seems to mean that when people speak, they produce both linguistic and non-linguistic sound. The LRS system uses an applied algorithm to remove the sounds which are directly relevant to communication (i.e. speech), leaving grunts, moans, screams, squeaks, yelps, breaths, “ums,” and the like.

It’s really a wonderful idea. The resultant sound is frightening and otherworldly, and suggests that human beings are odd creatures indeed. Why do we make sounds which communicate nothing? There is expression even in non-linguistic sound, and its fun to hear such expression isolated.”

I found these tracks online years ago, credited to someone named “Chuck Jones”. The page was rather plain, and as I’d heard an NPR story on the whole thing right around the time I found the webpage with the downloads, I never bothered to read what the site had to say, since I thought I already knew the story. Apparently, there was an entire sampler CD of this stuff floating around at one time, and I guess WFMU already posted stuff from a Language Removal contest two years ago –but these are different tracks, so have at it.

Chuck Jones(?) – “Language Removal Services” (ZIP file)

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  1. Scott says:

    Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright buddy, awesome!

    This is great, thanks!

  2. Norman Obstacle says:

    The picture is of vocal cords.