‘Still Alive’ 800% Slower is The Stuff of Angels


I’m trying to restrict myself to only one Portal post a day, but two weeks after its release, I can’t stop finding cool stuff pertaining to the game.

Today’s find is this video which has taken the first game’s signature tune “Still Alive” and pulled a Jurassic Park where they slow it down a ton and create an entirely new ethereal song from it.

It sounds like a choir of alien angels, and there’s some sort of effect through the duration of the track that when slowed sounds like an astronaut breathing inside a suit. Pretty cool stuff, and I could listen to this all day. You can pull out pieces of the song you recognize, and stay tuned all the way through the end for a tiny surprise you didn’t know was embedded in the song, and one that I believe inspired this entire effort.

  • Nice.

    Kept hearing the ocean come and go.

    But I didn’t find any surprise embedded at the end. ???

  • nyxaria

    so awesome QQ

  • Jonathan

    I love the Jurassic Park one you added in there. I have been listening to it all evening!

  • tim

    So what’s the hidden embedded treat? I don’t hear it?

  • A.C.

    Very nice. Wonder how they slowed it down so much without killing the quality.

  • Grant

    im assuming they’re talking about when it says still alive a few times at the end

  • sean

    im pretty sure the xylophone sounding theme at the end was the result of the slowdown, not added afterwards. i think that’s what the surprise is

  • Brice

    One: that’s not a Xylophone, at all.
    Two: did you not read the credits?

    credit song: Still Alive on a music box – AirplaneFoods