The Strangest Secret

March 20, 2007 1:37 PM

This is a track from an upcoming album where every track is an instrumental based on samples of international folk music. The chopped up melodies on this one come courtesy of China. Thanks, country of China!

posted by laze (6 comments total)

This is pretty cool. The "static" in it is kind of annoying to my ears, but the flutes and strings etc sound really great, I like how you've treated them. I could see someone rap over this, actually. Where do you get the folk music from? Vinyl?
posted by edlundart at 3:28 PM on March 20, 2007

posted by ageispolis at 3:46 PM on March 20, 2007

yea, edlundart, some of that definately sounds like dust on vinyl. It doesn't bug me though.

I dig it!
posted by snsranch at 3:59 PM on March 20, 2007

Dear Mr./Ms. Laze,

It has come to our attention that you have appropriated certain recordings for use and subsequent distribution through the World Wide Web. You are hereby notified that said recordings are the sole and exclusive property of the country of China. As legal representatives of the country of China, we assure you that your "Thanks, country of China!", though obviously well intentioned, will be far from sufficient in regards to compensation. We are currently calculating all relevant fees (legal as well as licensing) and will be contacting you again in the near future.


Bronstein, Miller and Bronstein Law Offices
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:11 PM on March 20, 2007

This is cool! The speech and whatnot gives it quite the DJ Shadow-ish-ness (I assure you Shadow-ish-ness is a real word!) I could stand to have those strings just a teeny bit further forward in the mix!
posted by TwoWordReview at 7:24 AM on March 22, 2007

Sorry for the late reply...

edlundart -- yeah, it's from an old 10" I picked up in Seattle a few years back. Produced in China.

ageispolis/snsranch -- thanks!

flapjax at midnite -- nice!

TwoWordReview -- I agree... the strings do need to be brought up in the mix a bit. It's been tricky since the bass is so thick. But I'm still working through the mix of this particular one, so the final version will hopefully be a little better balanced.
posted by laze at 7:08 AM on March 28, 2007

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