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these instros explore similar themes found in the RAVENNA collection, just a little more evolved and clean in their sample chopping and blending. also, besides just being fascinated with samples, one thing to mention is that i made a lot of these sounds in my early 20s when i had no money. outboard synthesizers were expensive, and the soft-synth game was a little under the radar so quite frankly it was more affordable to make beats outta snatching sounds from
lucky for me, a rap group i started with a friend earned us a little chalupa and i copped a MOTIF Rack ES. with this new toy, i could sprinkle bits of synth and bassy-er bass lines into the music and slowly gravitate myself back toward my West Coast ways.
these 9 tracks were paired up with words spat by Geo (Prometheus Brown) and released as The Long March EP by Blue Scholars in October of 2005.