n. A musical technique that creates a new piece of music by mixing passages from a number of existing songs.
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Side 2, however, due to the duo's running out of money for studio time, was a bizarre, abstract collision of previously recorded music being looped, repeated, mangled, and played at incorrect speeds — the first rock remix, perhaps, or an early example of plunderphonics.
—Fred Mills, “Neu! School,” Phoenix New Times, July 12, 2001
1990 (earliest)
The project, a compact disc recording called Plunderphonic, featured Oswald's manipulations of familiar recordings by artists such as Michael Jackson, Glenn Gould, Dolly Parton, and Elvis Presley. By using a variety of recording techniques, including electronic sampling and tape manipulation, Oswald created new, often radically different compositions from the existing material.
—Chris Dafoe, “Recording industry crushes composer's project,” The Toronto Star, February 09, 1990
This word (actually, plunderphonic) was coined by musician John Oswald and used as the title of a CD he released in 1989.
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