“As with rocks at low tide, a mixed surface is revealed, / More detritus.”– John Ashbery, A Wave, 1983 1Samplers are shredding machines. They shred sounds, replacing them with an impenetrability unequaled in vividness and circumstantiality. Or they Photoshop them. Type in a password and hear the sound of that password tapped out on your fingers: smooth, precise, frolicsome, full of genius.
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