In their latest deconstruction, Point Blank Music School's lead course developer Ski Oakenfull gives an extensive, in-depth history into Bristol electronic act Massive Attack’s groundbreaking ballad ‘Unfinished Sympathy’.
First released in 1991 on Massive Attack's debut LP 'Blue Lines', every sample used in the track is presented and examined in this new video along with the tech utilised while Oakenfull rebuilds it all from scratch at Ableton Loop, Berlin. Samples include a drum break from ‘Parade Strut’ by JJ Johnson while the unmistakable “Hey Hey Hey Hey” refrain is lifted from ‘Planetary Citizen’ by John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Shara Nelson's vocals were re-recorded for this reconstruction by Valerie Etienne of Jamiroquai. Watch the full masterclass below.
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