Mar 042012

Har skrivit eller håller på med recensioner av några av dessa trevliga tapes… och tänkte bara uppdatera er med vad från 2012 som har snurrat runt en hel del hemma i burken.

Vad har jag missat?

Kartellen – Blodspakt
Stockholmssyndromet – Grishinken
The Jacka – The Verdict
Space Ghost Purp – God Of Black
Livewire Gang – MAFIA (Money And Family In Association)
Stevie Joe – Ass N Kusher
Starlito – Dark Star Compilation
Shady Blaze – The Grind, Hustle & Talent
Green Ova Undergrounds – Diamonds Of God EP
YS x Greenova – Lost Tracks
Mondre M.A.N. – MC Illin

Mest av allt har man dock pumpat Kikki Danielsson, Bill Monroe, Mahalia Jackson, Rick James, samt kollat på intervjuer med E-40 och tänkt på den 28:e februari.

Feb 152012

Space Ghost Purp, why do you keep sampling trains?

I can’t get that out my head. Purp’s whole thing musically is based on a recreation of an old school 90′s lo-fi sound. Not tape manipulation, but manipulating music on a computer, I suppose, to make it sound as if it was played from an old cassette tape.

Pierre Schaeffer manipulated tapes, though. In 1948 he made his first experiment with musique concrète – experimental music made from manipulating tapes – by slowing down and speeding up the recording of a train, thereby making it seem that it moved slower and faster. By manipulating the tape, you are manipulating the listener’s perception of reality.

Recordings of trains continues to fascinate… and it is a pretty great sound… similar to the classic air horn sample in dub reggae, which has found its way into rap mixtapes in later years.

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