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I can't think of a catch all term for what you are describing. There are however, some frameworks for analysing sound. I think the range is equally vast, especially if you consider sound design in the context of its original definition - film sound, then the combination of sound and image is very complex indeed. But I think you are looking for something ...


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Some thoughts: Reverse speech has the non tonal afterbreath placed first, making it sound like whisper. Reverse speech is generally incomprehensible and sounds alien, so ends up in the general category of "fear of the unknown". The reversed natural trail builds up momentary suspense. That applies to the reversing of most naturally fading sounds. The ...


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Adding on Michael's answer, there is an effect which makes you feel uncomfortable, but could be related to no.2. Like when a slow melody is played but the next note has no relation to the melody. It affects your brain like "Wow, wtf is going on here? This ain't right!". I think a reversing sound has a similar uncomfortable "WTF?!" effect, it's disjointed and ...


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