Onra: Chinoiseries Pt. 2 (Vinyl 2xLP)

Onra: Chinoiseries Pt. 2 (Vinyl 2xLP)

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'Same Same but Different', the familiar phrase heard throughout south east Asia, a perfect description to characterize Onra’s latest project, a follow up to his 2007 LP - Chinoiseries. So almost five years later, here we go back on the trail of another Asian beat journey with 32 Hip Hop instrumentals inspired by Chinese and Vietnamese music. A lot has happened in between: The Big Payback with Byron the Aquarius, a beats LP 1.0.8 plus 2010’s acclaimed boogie tinged hip hop LP Long Distance while along the way he’s revisited South East Asia on a few occasions adding to his Asian record stack on each occasion.

The exotic, mysterious pop and folk Chinese records of the 60s and 70s with their epic operatic and orchestral feel and sealed from the Western counter culture rumblings of the time, not to mention alive with vintage vinyl hiss and crackle, may not seem the easiest source material to work with but after hermetically sealing himself in his Parisian beat cave Onra has come with a more than worthy return for all the time and money spent in the vinyl basements and backrooms of the Far East.

There's ample variation but a coherent whole, from the more electronic feel of "A New Dynasty" and "All Night", to the soundtrack vibe of "Mai's Theme" and "Fight Or Die" and the straight beat sound of "No Matter What" and "Remember The Name" and he's even found some breaks! Inspired by the idea of the LP as a sequence of film scenes this intense burst of beats and distinct vibes form an accomplished rounded full length.

  1. The Arrival
  2. A New Destiny
  3. It's All Memories
  4. Remember The Name
  5. Open The Door
  6. Gotta Go
  7. Mai's Theme
  8. Words Of Encouragement
  9. Trapped
  10. One For The Wu
  11. No Matter What
  12. Meet The Queen
  13. Stay With Me
  14. Opium Delirium
  15. Cold Blooded
  16. Where I'm From
  17. Still Broke
  18. Snakes & Smoke
  19. Mai's Theme 2
  20. Raw Shit
  21. Ms. Ho
  22. All Night
  23. In My Mind
  24. Hide And Seek
  25. Play The Game
  26. Warriors Pride
  27. Like Father, Like Son
  28. Fight Or Die
  29. Through The Flesh
  30. Tears Of Joy
  31. They Got Breaks Two
  32. The End

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