Sample Material: International Free​-​Zone

by Bill Laswell

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about

First release of a series of sampling material:

A Sonic Collage based on the sound libraries of visionary New York producer Bill Laswell. The Laswell/ Material cadre have produced a stunning array of music that criss-crosses, combines and destroys genres and barriers, transcending towards a new edged, multi-directional musical freedom. The concept behind SAMPLE MATERIAL is to remain true to the Material vision by providing you with the broadest spectrum of unique Samples available on any Sampling product. From Ambient Soundscapes to FX-ed Beats, from Funk Guitars to Ethnic Grooves, there is a multitude of inspiration to be found on this disk.
The CD is divided into four areas: Zone Ambient, Zone Rhythm, Zone Instrument and Zone Sound. The Rhythmic and Instrument Loops have been set to whole beat increments of 10 (90,100 BPM...) which makes this product easier to use and compatible with other Sounds Good products which adhere to this system.

The documentation for this product is delibrately vague at times to encourage experimentation with the Material. Although we have provided the tempos, we do not want this particular product to appear like a construction kit, where you might add a certain Bass Line with a Guitar Loop because they have the same key and tempo. This is not what Sample Material is about; it's about experimentation and musical exploration. The World section contains 36 samples from many different instruments, but the booklet does not indicate what they are, because these sonic snapshots will trigger an inner cinema more than 'Kora - 85bpm - D# demented' will. This is Aural Ammunition for a New Edge.

Nothing Is True. Everything Is Permitted.

credits

released November 14, 2019

Each track (except #1) is divided into 12 sections -
e.g. 12 loops / samples
the exceptions are track #10 (6), 23 (11), 35 & 45 (9), 42 (8)
The individual loops/samples are not listed.


Bill Laswell Sampler

recorded at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, NY
engineering: Robert Musso
editing by Bil Bryant
demo by Bil Bryant / Mattias Tegner / Thomas Tibert

artwork by James Koehnline

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