You may believe you are serious about dubstep, but clearly you aren’t thinking hard enough. In a post entitled “Loving Wonky,” Rogues Foam theorizes and unpacks and critiques that and other genres and, oh yeah, TRANSCRIBES ZOMBY’s “KALIKO” INTO SHEET MUSIC:
Naturally there are translation problems inherent in an act of transcription into traditional Western notation. What I’ve produced is a listening score rather than a performing one (though, huh, you’re welcome to try) of course, there are no performing scores with the nuum and so markings like staccato and dynamics are quaint approximations, and sharps and flats are redundant because nuum music doesn’t generally have a key (I’ve used only sharps throughout for the sake of simplicity). Traditional Western notation fails in that it does barely anything to represent timbre other than labelling staves and feature some percussion conventions, so I can only approximately notate the rhythms of Zomby’s sound effects.
That’s okay dude, we’ll give you a pass on this one. (via Dutty Artz)