Pork 073 is 20 tracks of crosscultural Michel Banabila sample construction. Passing voices captured in Rotterdam and Yemen are snipped up and tossed around, tiled groovily together over live-percussion and even an oud-sample. A host of Dutch musicians assist Banabila in this project, singer Ali Idrissi among them. The result is a beautiful constellation of modal arabic lines and colorings, both vocal and instrumental, in Banabila's cosmopolitan city soundsetting. The tenor is suave throughout ã we¼re taking a mixed look at the contemporary Dutch and Arab worlds, after all ã but Banabila explores diverse beats and beat-abstractions with the same multilingual facility that pervades the voicenet textures throughout. And from this, a large number of hypnotic, jazzy aural sidestreets result. VoizNoiz is both carefully constructed and accessible. maybe this is what happens when the promise of postmodern collage holds up.

Trevor Baca 

Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.