ONRA | Chinoiseries Pt. 1 - Red 2LP
The perfect soundtrack to any hip hop head going to southeast Asia. It reflects all the different sides of those countries: raw, sad, culturally rich, amusing, kitsch and romantic!
This is ONRA’s postmodern classic of instrumental hip hop on vinyl, stuffed with samples culled entirely from Chinese records scored during a trip to his parents’ native Vietnam, ONRA considers the trio of records that make up CHINOISERIES as a tribute to his first ever trip to Asia. While previously unfamiliar with almost all of the material gathered from those well-hunted discs, the Parisian-based producer pulls some magic from their dusty grooves. Tracks like ‘Chop Your Hands’ and ‘Lesson With The Master’ crackle with surface noise, but also stun with breakneck turns and the kind clever, Eastern-minded sound design you won’t hear on most other beat collections.