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Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'll Give You a Break, Pt. 49: Passport's "Hand Made"

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM

[I’ll Give You a Break is a sporadic series of posts highlighting obscure (and not so obscure) breakbeats in unlikely places, so that they may be sampled by producers or just enjoyed for their own geeky purposes. NB: Don’t forget to clear all samples through the proper channels (cough).]

This marks German prog-jazz group Passport’s second appearance in the much-ignored I’ll Give You a Break series of posts on Line Out; we talked about their awesome cut “Ju-Ju-Man” back in February. I’m sure Passport are flabbergasted over their great good luck.

Anyway, the title track form Passport’s 1973 album Hand Made offers a special prize for the enterprising producer: the open, flanged drums from that run from :02-:09 are just nuts. If there are any musicologists out there, maybe you can figure out the time signature? It sure stumped me. I say this a lot, but I can totally hear El-P transforming that break into a monstrous track. Or maybe one of the Antipop Consortium guys, if they’re still going. Or maybe you, studio wizard.


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Eric F 1
Nice find! Time-signature-wise, It's just four bars of 4/4--I think you're getting thrown by the intro fill, which is 3-1/2 beats. (Start counting when he hits the crash.)
Posted by Eric F on November 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM · Report this
Thanks, @1. Yeah, that opening bit discombobulated my brain.
Posted by Dave Segal on November 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM · Report this

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