Sampling Stories Vol. 2: Ibaaku

Norient Snap by Imtiaz Nasir

Although it's been labeled as an afro-futuristic project and also comes along as such through an eclectic and futuristic sound collage, fashion, photography, and music videos, «Alien Cartoon» by Senegalese producer Ibaaku is deeply rooted in place.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Design: Imtiaz Nasir
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Joire
Sound: Ibaaku
Remix: Dhaka Dub Hierarchy

Sampling Stories Vol. 7: Katie Gately

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

A psychological approach to sampling: the American avantgarde-pop musician Katie Gately samples familiar, sometimes scary sounds and noises form the everyday that are deeply connected to her childhood memory.

Author: Katie Gately
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Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Sampling Stories Vol. 4: M.E.S.H.

Norient Snap by Faisal Khan

In times of constantly bubbling news tickers that have long ago stopped covering sport events only, Berlin-based James Whipple has produced a LP that is dealing with the resultant feeling of information overload.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Design: Faisal Khan
Photo: M.E.S.H.
Sound: M.E.S.H.

Soundtrack des Verfalls

Norient Snap by Imtiaz Nasir

Im Stadtteil Pigneto im Osten Roms floriert die «italian occult psychedelia»-Szene. Die morbide bis psychedelische Musik verarbeitet die Krise und setzt auf düstere und experimentelle Sounds.

Author: Olaf Karnik
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Quote: Valerio Mattioli
Design: Imtiaz Nasir
Photo: Mai Mai Mai
Sound: Father Murphy

David Toop - the Posthuman Composer

Norient Snap by fertig design

«I can almost imagine my music as pop music, but for a different era of human history, maybe a history of insects». The composer and writer David Toop talks about about his interest in distortion and why he doesn't listen to music anymore.

Author: Mischa Mathys
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Quote: David Toop
Design: fertig design
Photo: Fabio Lugaro
Sound: digifishmusic/freesound
Remix: Daniel Jakob

Sampling Stories Vol. 3: Moro

Norient Snap by Uno

In «Libres» Argentine producer Moro is bridging the Atlantic slave trade with the current refugee crisis. The main element of the track is a sample of chain sounds, transformed into a historically meaningful rhythm.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Design: Uno
Sound: Moro
Remix: Alexander Dmitriev

Overwrite Your Mind and Body

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The human body is a drilled animal. The meta-national art and music collective NON Worldwide opposes this. Their performance «The Great Disappointment» at CTM Festival aimed at decolononizing the dancefloor by creating sensual disorientation.

Author: Philipp Rhensius
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Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel

Facing Fear with Siavash Amini

Norient Snap by fertig design

On his recent release «Tar», the Tehran-based drone musician Siavash Amini creates thick walls of sound that conjure eerie landscapes and feelings of disorientation. But if one is brave enough to face the grim textures, it creates an effect of empowerment.

Author: Philipp Rhensius
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Design: fertig design
Photo: Stefanie Kulisch
Sound: Siavash Amini
Remix: Daniel Jakob

Sampling Stories Vol. 8: Dubokaj

Norient Snap by Uno

Digging samples in the tracks of Daniel Jakob led me to two interesting potentials of the production method: sampling as a hidden means of producing tracks and sampling of ambient sounds as cultural signifiers.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Design: Uno
Sound: Dubokaj
Remix: Annafruit

«Dick, Pussy, and Ass for Everyone»

Norient Snap by Natascha Orestes

Dancing women at a pool party, mens with guns and barbecued sausages. An attempt of understanding the music video «Pau, Perereca e cu - PPC» by the Brazil musicians Harmonia do Sampler.

Author: Hannes Liechti
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Design: Natascha Orestes
Sound: Natascha Orestes

Dance Away Your Origin: Nídia

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There has always been a compulsive instinct to locate music geographically. But didn't it stand for a world without borders? The new album of the club music producer Nídia could decolonize music with hyperactive, hybrid and bass-heavy sounds.

Author: Philipp Rhensius
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Quote: Philipp Rhensius
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel