by Charles Westerman from the Nasty Nets comments. This is a very interesting contrast in that fire is ultimately hot and cinematic and this GIF is ultimately cool and photographic. Conflagration as data.
Following in the footsteps of "Distortomatic" (i.e. loud). Interestingly the beats in the earlier tune were demos from a fairly pricy analog filter bank whereas in this one the white-noise rhythms result from what the Reaktor manual calls "sample destruction." At the end of the day it's all ones and zeros.
I find the beats made with this particular softsynth (Reaktor Rhythmaker) to be fairly sensuous*. Here I tried to keep the melody lines from overpowering the rhythm. I realized after the fact that the tune (three notes and a fourth note 1/2 step down) was one I used in an early Mac SE song called "Life in the Mortuary."