Dynamic Adventures in Beat Reconstruction

Sampled grooves, warm distortion, and vintage vibes...

I started out with a stack of records, a turntable, a sampler, and a cassette four-track recorder and set out to make a weird cut & paste sonic collage of beats and hijacked rhythms. The production was minimal at best, however the results were sonically fantastic as the mixdown sounded (unintentionally) like a classic twenty-minute “beat tape” from the early 90’s. With a few exceptions, namely some riffs from the microKORG, the entire project was built on samples from Mort Garson, Bernard Herrmann, Alain Goraguer, and Jean-Claude Pelletier just to name a few. No drum machines, no in-depth sequencing, and most notably; no computer. 

Confused & Irritated (Nothing Less)
Advanced Toilet Training
Bait & Switch (Earthtest)
Fashion Plate
Revenge of the Decoy (Croaker Sack)
The Pig Botz
Tommy is Dead (Workflow/Makeroom)


All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

Partial List of Samples Used

Confused & Irritated (Nothing Less)
Dr Paul Parker - How to Use Tact and Skill in Handling People
Mort Garson - The Ride Of Aida
Bobby Williams And His Mar Kings - All The Time
Dialogue from "Deep Throat"
Brian Ruud - From a Bum Trip to The Trip Beyond
The Whitefield Brothers - The Bastard

Advanced Toilet Training
Jimmy Swaggart - The Ring Of Fire

Bait & Switch (Earthtest)
Bernard Herrmann - The Day The Earth Stood Still
Lou Christie - Lightning Strikes
2 Live Crew - Ghetto Bass

Fashion Plate
Jimmy Nelson's Instant Ventriloquism

W. Cleon Skousen - Instant Insanity Drugs
Dialogue from Boyz n the Hood
The Pygmies of the Ituri Forest
Jean-Claude Pelletier - Dangerous For Your Health
Piero Piccioni - La Rai Si Presenta
Johnny Pate - Shaft In Africa

Revenge Of The Decoy (Croaker Sack)
Jimmy Swaggart - Ring of Fire
Usha Khanna - Hotel Incidental Music
Manfred Krug - Wenn Der Urlaub Kommt
Toni Rubio - Bass In Action
Leroy & Skillet - Backdoor Daddy
Francis Coppieters - Sales Talk
Dialogue from "To Catch A Predator"

The Pig Botz
David Walker - Never Can Say Goodbye
Jimmy Swaggart - Ring of Fire
Danielle Patucci - La Dimo Strzione
Jim Bakker - How to Accomplish The Impossible
Queen - Flash Gordon Soundtrack
Pat Robertson - It's Time To Pray America

Tommy Is Dead (Workflow/Makeroom)
W. Cleon Skousen - Instant Insanity Drugs
Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
Crystal Illusion - Creations Unlimited
Dexter Wansel - A Prophet Named K.G.
Captain Sky - Saturday Night Move
Alain Goraguer - Mira et Ten
The Monterey's - Get Down
Captain Sky - Now That I Have You
Nino De Luca - La Ragazza con la Pistola