Here’s a strange and wonderful sample pack from internet phenomenon, Ze Frank: The Pain Pack—Tear it apart and put it back together.
Here’s the deal in Ze Frank’s own words:
“I posted a phone number and asked that anyone experiencing emotional pain leave a message describing their pain.”
“I received a total of 53 messages over the next two days. 22 messages were left by men and 31 were left by women.”
“Six people gave me permission to post their messages publicly so that you could listen.”
“I sent those 53 voice messages to musicians and DJ’s along with the following request: ‘Please make sounds from these recordings by cutting, compressing, stretching, distorting… any sort of manipulation at all. The resulting sounds can be percussive, ambient, tonal – anything – as long as they are derived from these voicemails and are note recognizable in any significant way.’”
“I received 138 samples.”
“The 138 samples, known as the pain pack, were made available for download.”
“I invited musicians and DJs (and I also invite you) to use these samples to create songs.”
“If you use the pain pack, please send me a copy of what you create :: ze[at]zefrank.com”
“Special thanks to everyone who submitted voice messages, created samples (especially Chris V) and to everyone who has submitted songs.”
At the site you’ll find both the smashed up versions and the original raw files. See what you can do with some of this (rather dark) stuff.