Trick or Timbre: Backmasking

Check out Atlas Obscura’s very interesting article on The Fight to Save America From Satan’s Subliminal Rock Messages, by Bryan Gardiner.

Can you hear backwards? That is, if we reverse sounds and put them in our mix will their forward meaning have any meaning, played backwards, while we listen to the mix forwards?

If you play a mix in reverse, will you hear things that aren’t there? That is, if we reverse the entire mix and extract meaning, does it mean that the meaning was meant, and we absorbed its meaning while listening forwards?

Meantime, our own Recording-ography offers up this listening list for commercial releases with time reversal.