Blue Sky Black Death – III


What do you get when you cross a Justin Bieber sample and a 15-year-old piece of music software? Blue Sky Black Death’s have the answer with their track, “III”.

You won’t find many Bieber fans here at Sampleface (if any). But I think I can speak for everyone when I say anyone who can craft a song out of a sample from the Canadian singer will win acclaim from us. The parties responsible for this feat are Blue Sky Black Death, whose album NOIR + VIOLET we reviewed last year. The duo painstakingly put together 243 different tracks of music, including a time-stretched Justin Bieber sample (800 times slower than its normal speed) and “a delayed guitar sample” from their UK shoegaze band, Slowdive. What you get is atmospheric, almost temple-like music and a fantastic example of creative sampling outside regular looping or “chopped up” beats. We doff our caps to you, sirs!

Stream it below.

(via Wired)

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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