"Ever since the arrival of the sampler, the concept of "electronic music" as a separate genre hasn´t made much sense to me. A sample is not an imitation - played, interpreted, filtered through human consciousness - it is a simulation. It saves pieces of the world for purely aesthetic purposes - like special FX - and its very nature produces fragmentation. The crucial point is that the sampler faithfully extracts only what we asked it for - the result can never offer more than the answer to whatever question we posed."
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