Onra "Chinoiseries 3" Vinyl LP

Onra "Chinoiseries 3" Vinyl LP

Vinyl LP - $18.99
  • Third volume in his Chinoiseries using analogue MPC production combined with the somewhat restrictive record sampling of strictly Chinese music records
  • Has released records inspired by 80's Funk, 90's hip-hop and electronic and spiritual Jazz

Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 hip-hop beats formed the samplebased project - dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout - resulting in an intriguing and spontaneous mix of the producers interest in exploring a newly-discovered style of music with his love for classic hip-hop production.

Using the style of analogue MPC production combined with the somewhat restrictive record sampling of strictly Chinese music records, he has been able to be creative over three volumes, an amount of 100 instrumentals, despite the challenge of finding more obviously standout samples in Chinese music.

The Chinoiseries projects are the type of albums that invites the listener to play it from beginning to end, in order to really enjoy the trip and appreciate the variety of rhythms and textures spread over those 32 short instrumentals. In that way, Pt. 3 is no different to its predecessors, but the originality of the samples, the curious harmonies and the odd-drum patterns still makes the album sounds as fresh as the first one.

Onra finishes this epic trilogy with class as a result of extended record digging across the Far East and the produce's own development over the preceding 10 years. As a producer who has released records inspired by 80's Funk, 90's hip-hop and electronic and even a spiritual Jazz project, “Pt. 3" brings this stylised set to a close.

Normally a man of few words, Onra has his own take on the three Volumes: “I see the first Chinoiseries as a trip, inspired by my own first travel to Asia, each beat representing one particular moment of the journey, the second one, more like a soundtrack to a movie, each beat representing a different scene, and the third one, I tried to create a dark, smoky and mysterious cinematic atmosphere so you could create your own movie in your head. For this last episode, I just really wanted to have fun with this type of material for the very last time. I dug deeper than ever and I have tried to do as many different rhythm patterns as possible, from various influences like hip-hop (from different eras), to Bossa to Indian music to Psych Rock, Soul, etc. and try to portray a different image of Chinese music."

Track List:

1) The Final Chapter
2) Loyalty
3) Autumn Moon Shining Over the Calm Lake
4) Reminds Me Of...
5) Will I See You Again
6) Hold My Hand
7) The Storm
8) Fake Porcelain
9) Moonlit Street
10) Like the Seasons
11) Lin Shao Ding
12) Tea Vender On the Street
13) Behind the Curtain
14) Voices In My Head
15) Keep Your Head Up
16) Waterlily
17) Memories From 1968
18) Thank You Very Much
19) Last Cup of Wine
20) Zoodiac
21) Against the Wall
22) Trip To Yunnan
23) New Years In Guang Zhou
24) A Distant Dream
25) Incantation
26) Pearl Song
27) The Spirit Blossoms All Over the Land
28) Legacy
29) Betrayal
30) Persons on the Blacklist
31) They Got Breaks Pt.3
32) Bye Bye

Type: Music

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