Friday, January 21, 2011

1999 - FZZY PMPR / SAMARKAND - THIS IS HOW WE GET DOWN - SPLIT CD

blinding, rarely-seen CD cover 1999 this is how we get down

FZZY PMPR / SAMARKAND
THIS IS HOW WE GET DOWN / THIS IS HOW WE CALM DOWN
TWO EPs on one SPLIT CD
1999 Bizarre Depiction

So, what to do next, after I sampled every beat, every riff, every lick, every rap, every bit of between-song banter from every record, tape, CD and movie I owned on the Samarkand "Continua" joint?

What indeed.

I know.

Do it all again. But. This time, make it funky.

Fuzzy Pumper aka FZZY PMPR is me, chopping beats on the old PC, using Cool Edit 96.

Samarkand is also me, in this case chopping ambients blah blah Cool 96. I didn't want it to just be merely ambient. I wanted it to be extremely, borderline offensively ambient. The challenge was out there that I should also sample my own playing instead of just looping Jesse the Body. So there's quite a bit of me playing Roland guitar synth. It sounded good at the time.

The singing/playing guitar/voice "thing" was pretty played out for me that year, in 1999. I had discovered dance beats and I just wanted to remix the world. Guitars, yuck. Get 'em out of here, grandad. I'm replacing my axes with turntables!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was the last use of the Samarkand band name, and the first use of FZZY PMPR.

It was all me, Ian C Stewart. Sampling everything in the world.


FOUL LANGUAGE ENCLOSED! Enjoy it.

FZZY PMPR: "THIS IS HOW WE GET DOWN"
1. Fade In
2. Eardrums
3. No, Cross That Out
4. Hoochie Rock
5. I Took Drugs To Win Medals

SAMARKAND: "THIS IS HOW WE CALM DOWN"
6. Empty Pool
7. Analysis
8. Rotterdam
9. Hypnotic Reflection


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