About 200 individual songs were sampled to create this mashup/mixtape/sound collage. I did not use any timing devices or "beat detective," software. Everything was lined up with eyes and ears on a small digital canvas.
"Orchestral Incident #1," is an original piece that I felt would fit in with the tone of the rest of the material. This project, which I've titled, 'Hit Hard,' may change and expand over time as I finish up several other works in progress.
Some of these songs have been sitting for over two years and - while I do plan to have a full-length album's-worth of these eventually, I deemed the project "complete enough," for public consumption.
The idea was conceived rather innocently while rifling through my CD collection some three years ago. I had begun to wonder to myself how some of the songs on these albums would sound stacked over other songs from different albums. Thus, 'Hit Hard,' was born.
I hope you enjoy listening and that you have fun picking out and breaking down the many, many songs that were sampled throughout this project.
released January 20, 2016
All songs and copyrights owned by their respective composer. No money is being made from this project as the curator claims rights of Fair Use.
"Orchestral Incident #1," composed by Brian Erickson
Album produced, edited, mixed, and mastered by Brian Erickson at Secondhand Studios, Hopewell Township, NJ from December 2013 - January 2016