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Mazen Kerbaj // Sampler / Sampled 2xLP

Mazen Kerbaj // Sampler / Sampled 2xLP

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This is a double record released by Lebanese trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj in 2022 by the strange beats label Morphine Records in Berlin, Germany.

Contains 15 tracks of strange beats, grey techno, drones and improvisations in collaboration with artists from various genres. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Morphine Records releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 2 x 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Featuring: Deena Abdelwahed, Rabih Beaini, Fari Bradley, dieb13, DJ Sniff, Gavsborg (Equiknoxx), Electric Indigo, Donzilla Lion (Nyege Nyege), Marina Rosenfeld, Microhm, Muqata'a, Bob Ostertag, Rrose

tracklist:

1. Sampler Part 1 21:10
2. Sampler Part 2 24:46
3. Deena Abdelwahed and Mazen Kerbaj - Blue Malediction 03:28
4. Dieb 13 and Mazen Kerbaj - norm hollows function 03:00
5. Rrose and Mazen Kerbaj - Pendulum 04:40
6. Marina Rosenfeld and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:17
7. Rabih Beaini and Mazen Kerbaj - Chainsaw 03:41
8. Donzilla Lion and Mazen Kerbaj - Time Traveler 03:40
9. DJ Sniff and Mazen Kerbaj - Trumpet Zoo 02:59
10. Electric Indigo and Mazen Kerbaj - Mazen's Trumpet 03:07
11. Muqata'a and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:18
12. Microhm and Mazen Kerbaj - Dreams of Dust 03:00
13. Fari Bradley and Mazen Kerbaj - The Sign to Return Is in The Earth's Spin 03:30
14. Gavsborg and Mazen Kerbaj - Now Serving #8190 03:32
15. Bob Ostertag and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:01

Morphine Records:

"Sampler / Sampled is an album made of two interdependent parts rather than a double-album.

The first part of the project, Sampler, is a trumpet solo album that catalogues the unique sounds and extended techniques that Mazen Kerbaj developed for the instrument in the past 25 years; it consists of 318 pieces ranging from less than a second to forty seconds each, and presenting different sonic materials.
This catalogue of sounds works on various levels: first and foremost, it is a trumpet solo that could be played in its original order, or in random mode to create different pieces of music. But it is also a collection of samples that could be used for various applications (ringtones, phone sound effects, cinema…) and, of course, to create new pieces of music based on sampling.


The second part of the project is the composition Sampled for a musician working with loops and/or samples. Composition has one instruction: create a piece of music using solely tracks from Sampler as your sound source (with the possibility to use all kind of effects or treatment).
Each interpreter/musician becomes thus a co-composer who appropriates the piece and makes it their own. In this regard, the musicians that were commissioned to play Sampled were chosen from different geographical origins and musical genres to create highly different and personal pieces of music.


One important output of this project is putting into practice the overused idea of ​​music as a universal language. This idea is very present in “free improvised music” where musicians from different origins can meet for the first time and make music together without the need to adapt to different musical traditions.
But here, the collective part of creating music in real time is not involved. It is rather the contrary: it starts with one middle-eastern musician creating a new language/vocabulary for his western instrument, to be later used by other musicians from around the globe who will appropriate this vocabulary and use it with their own language/grammar.
The final output of this double-faced album that was recorded during the Covid lockdown proved to be a very efficient new way to collaborate from a distance in times of world isolation, and ultimately put in practice the universality of music by breaking the boundaries of genres that are the most difficult to break.

"

Artist: Mazen Kerbaj

Label: Morphine Records

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This is a double record released by Lebanese trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj in 2022 by the strange beats label Morphine Records in Berlin, Germany.

Contains 15 tracks of strange beats, grey techno, drones and improvisations in collaboration with artists from various genres. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Morphine Records releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. 2 x 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Featuring: Deena Abdelwahed, Rabih Beaini, Fari Bradley, dieb13, DJ Sniff, Gavsborg (Equiknoxx), Electric Indigo, Donzilla Lion (Nyege Nyege), Marina Rosenfeld, Microhm, Muqata'a, Bob Ostertag, Rrose

tracklist:

1. Sampler Part 1 21:10
2. Sampler Part 2 24:46
3. Deena Abdelwahed and Mazen Kerbaj - Blue Malediction 03:28
4. Dieb 13 and Mazen Kerbaj - norm hollows function 03:00
5. Rrose and Mazen Kerbaj - Pendulum 04:40
6. Marina Rosenfeld and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:17
7. Rabih Beaini and Mazen Kerbaj - Chainsaw 03:41
8. Donzilla Lion and Mazen Kerbaj - Time Traveler 03:40
9. DJ Sniff and Mazen Kerbaj - Trumpet Zoo 02:59
10. Electric Indigo and Mazen Kerbaj - Mazen's Trumpet 03:07
11. Muqata'a and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:18
12. Microhm and Mazen Kerbaj - Dreams of Dust 03:00
13. Fari Bradley and Mazen Kerbaj - The Sign to Return Is in The Earth's Spin 03:30
14. Gavsborg and Mazen Kerbaj - Now Serving #8190 03:32
15. Bob Ostertag and Mazen Kerbaj - Untitled 03:01

Morphine Records:

"Sampler / Sampled is an album made of two interdependent parts rather than a double-album.

The first part of the project, Sampler, is a trumpet solo album that catalogues the unique sounds and extended techniques that Mazen Kerbaj developed for the instrument in the past 25 years; it consists of 318 pieces ranging from less than a second to forty seconds each, and presenting different sonic materials.
This catalogue of sounds works on various levels: first and foremost, it is a trumpet solo that could be played in its original order, or in random mode to create different pieces of music. But it is also a collection of samples that could be used for various applications (ringtones, phone sound effects, cinema…) and, of course, to create new pieces of music based on sampling.


The second part of the project is the composition Sampled for a musician working with loops and/or samples. Composition has one instruction: create a piece of music using solely tracks from Sampler as your sound source (with the possibility to use all kind of effects or treatment).
Each interpreter/musician becomes thus a co-composer who appropriates the piece and makes it their own. In this regard, the musicians that were commissioned to play Sampled were chosen from different geographical origins and musical genres to create highly different and personal pieces of music.


One important output of this project is putting into practice the overused idea of ​​music as a universal language. This idea is very present in “free improvised music” where musicians from different origins can meet for the first time and make music together without the need to adapt to different musical traditions.
But here, the collective part of creating music in real time is not involved. It is rather the contrary: it starts with one middle-eastern musician creating a new language/vocabulary for his western instrument, to be later used by other musicians from around the globe who will appropriate this vocabulary and use it with their own language/grammar.
The final output of this double-faced album that was recorded during the Covid lockdown proved to be a very efficient new way to collaborate from a distance in times of world isolation, and ultimately put in practice the universality of music by breaking the boundaries of genres that are the most difficult to break.

"

Artist: Mazen Kerbaj

Label: Morphine Records