Den Sorte Skole ‎– III

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Thousands of samples lifted off more than 250 old vinyl records from 51 countries on six continents. Two years of dedicated work followed by a failed attempt to clear the samples with IFPI Denmark.

This is the very short story behind Copenhagen duo Den Sorte Skole’s new magnum opus, Lektion III. A 1,5 hour long musical odyssey that blends everything from Moroccan traditional songs, Indian hymns and field recordings of Cameroonian Pygmies to forgotten Yugoslav psych, French avant-garde noise and early German electro into a dark and giddy trip through musical history and beyond.

There are no genres and no boundaries – this is musical storytelling across time and space. Indian tabla- players jam with German synth pioneers, Iraqi oud-legends with French percussionists and Indonesian singers with voodoo preachers from Bahamas! Like a ghost-band brought to life from the crates of forgotten music playing favorite tunes from a parallel world.

With the album comes a 40-page booklet going into great depth with the artists they have sampled on Lektion III, the process of making it and the legal and musical context it was made in.

Tracklist

Riforme (4:43)
Piero Umiliani Riforme
Egisto Macchi Lampare
Doji Morita Best Spring
Sermonizer Sibelius Spiders
Henri Texier Amir
Brigitte Fontaine Tanka 1
Czeslaw Bartkowski* Drums Dream
Popol Vuh On The Way
Tobruk (2) Send It For Tomorrow
Igor Wakhevitch* Aurore
African Head Charge Good Things
Ney Matogrosso Homem De Neanderthal
Sibylle Baier Give Me A Smile
Co-Mix Sarah In Sahara
Staklenih (4:20)
Igra Staklenih Perli Gusterov Trg (Lyzzard Square) (Live)
Asmus Tietchens Tina, Ich Liebe Sie
Higelin* & Areski Je Veux Des Coupables
Satya Sai Maitreya Kali Sam Pan Boat
African Head Charge Good Things
Stelvio Cipriani Lettere
Laghonia Someday
Food And Shelter Surveillance
Popol Vuh On The Way
Henri Texier Amir
Food And Shelter Square Dance
Pierre Raph Ville D' Amiens
Milo (1:49)
Triston Palma* Time Is So Hard
Ståålfågel Hemma
Thrice Mice Jo Joe
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller (3) Stuttgart, Ark
Arsenio Rodriguez Arsenio Rodriguez
Willie Colon* La Murga
Robert Altaber Les 24 Heures Du Mans
Little Steven Leonard Peltier
Petrus Castrus Batucada Vulgaris
Blo Miss Sagit
Food And Shelter Square Dance
Celina Gonzalez* Paisajes Naturales
Stelvio Cipriani Lettere
Igra Staklenih Perli Putovanje U Plavo (Voyage Into Blue)
Young-Holt Unlimited* Wichita Lineman
Formula Dub (3:40)
Triston Palma* Time Is So Hard
Higelin* & Areski L'Inutile
Mohd. Rafi* Mujhe Dunyawalo
Keith Hudson Formula Dub
Igra Steklnih Perli Putovanje U Plavo (Voyage Into Blue)
Ajay (4), Jai Mumar Sharma, Kiraan, Sumeet (2) Kore, Kore, Coat Mereya Purana
Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band* Green Sleeves
African Head Charge Good Things
Satya Sai Maitreya Kali Sam Pan Boat
Stelvio Cipriani Lettere
Igra Staklenih Perli Gusterov Trg (Lyzzard Square) (Live)
Popol Vuh On The Way
Gole Gandom (2:03)
Takashi Mizutani The Last One
The Chris Hinze Combination I Like To Feed A Smile On Your Face
Soeur Marie Keyrouz* Magnificat
Colin Towns Full Circle
Lloyd Miller Gole Gandom Version III
The Marion Brown Quartet* Homecoming
Max Roach Kujichaglia
Chamaeleon Church Ready, Eddie? (Waltz For Debbie)
Did You Ever (5:55)
Damon (10) Did You Ever
Mohd. Rafi* Dayya Re Dayya
Igor Wakhevitch* Sang Pourpre
Lloyd Miller Gole Gandom Version III
Colin Towns Full Circle
Karelia* Surumarssi Optaatus
Selda (2) Katip Arzuhalim
Okay Temiz Denizalti Rüzgarlan
Melissa (46) Getting Through
Karen Dalton Katie Cruel
The Foundations Am I Groovin' You
Fille Qui Mousse Antinomique
Günter Maas Variationen
Fela Kuti Wayo (2nd Version)
Damon (10) The Night
Screamin' Jay Hawkins (She Put The) Warmee (On Me)
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers* Got Myself A Good Man
Twinkle Brothers Escape From Hell
Czeslaw Bartkowski* Drum Dreams
David McCallum House Of Mirrors
Fai Yen (1:28)
Unknown Artist Unidentifiable Greek Sample
Ream Daranoi* Fai Yen
Paradox* Kokoszka Babuni
Chêne Noir* Les Oiseaux
Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra* Voodoo
The Elisabeth Waldo Group* Cancion Del Carretero (Song Of The Carretero)
Can She Brings The Rain
Takeshi Terauchi Comin' Home Baby
Cervello (4:41)
Weather Report American Tango
The European Sound Stage Orchestra Forewarning B.
The Human Instinct Stoned Guitar
Francois Rabbath* Classical Impromtu
Les Baxter Hot Wind
Cervello Scinsione (T.R.M.)
Pedro Santos Água Viva
Un Drame Musicale Instantane* Pas De Cadeau
Overtime (4:41)
Malvina Reynolds Overtime
Un Drame Musicale Instantane* Pas De Cadeau
Guilherme Lamounier Freedom
Waldjinah & Orkes Bintang Surakarta* Bawa Asmarandana Pamitan (Gesang)
Simon Boswell Maggots
Conrad Schnitzler Afghanistan
Les Amazones De Guinée Samba
Munir Bashir Du'a - Invocation
Galapagos Duck Removalists Suite A. In The Making
Les Baxter Hot Wind
Roky Erickson And The Aliens I Walked With A Zombie
Stained Glass Fahrenheit
Jimmy Hughes It Was Nice
Blo Miss Sagit
Abner Jay I Wanna Job
Old Regular Baptists* I Am A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
Shankar Jaikishan* Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandi
Tomten (2:03)
Hot Boys (2) Tomten
Arcane V Le Beau Blaireau De Rachel
Placebo (2) Balek
Fairuz Bessan
P.L.J. Band I See People
Günter Maas Variationen
Witthuser & Westrupp* Besuch Aus Dem Kosmos
François De Roubaix Poursuite / Les Pigeons Capucins
Unknown Artist Unknown Lebanese Sample
Karlchen (3:02)
Witthuser & Westrupp* Karlschen
Dave Holland Quartet* Q & A
Manduka Y Les Jaivas* Tá Bom Tá Que Tá
Sermonizer Purpled
Stevens Meic* Ghost Town
Unknown Artist Unknown Japanese Sample
Os Brasas Sou Triste Por Te Amar
Baligh Hamdi* Mizmar
The Elisabeth Waldo Group* Tun-Kul
Hürel (4:50)
3 Hürel* Madalyonun Ters Yuzü
Young-Holt Unlimited* Wah Wah Man
I Gres Restless
David McCallum House Of Mirrors
Exuma Mama Loi, Papa Loi
Archach* Temment Noujdik
Fikret Kizilok* Güzel Ne Güzel Olmussen
Gowla (3:26)
Ney Matogrosso Homen De Neanderthal
Unknown Artist Echoes Of The Storm
17 Pygmies Hollow Lands
Solis Lacus Utopia
T.K. Ramamoorty* Gowla
I.D. Company He's Out Now
Placebo (2) Balek
Shankar Jaikishan* Raga Bhairov
Island Girl (2:58)
Eden Ahbez Island Girl
Solis Lacus Utopia
Baligh Hamdi* Qissat Hob
Faust BBC Session Break
The Distant Galaxy The Distant Galaxy
Bent Lorentzen Lemonade
En Lille En (4:06)
Gitte Hænning Drøm En Lille Drøm Om Mig
Bent Lorentzen Lemonade
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Somebody Hoodoed The Hoodoo Man Intro
Ted Lucas Sonny Boy Blues
Don Cherry The Whole World Catalogue
Solis Lacus Utopia
Igor Wakhevitch* Matines
Max Roach Kujichaglia
Baka Pygmies* Hut Song
Shankar Jaikishan* Gumnaam Hai Koi
Les Vampyrettes Menetekel
Saint Tropez Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)
Boubacar Traore* Adieu Pierrette
Laxmikant Pyarelal* Background Music 1
People From The Chhhokhor Valley Monks, A Clown, Crowds And Instruments
Old Order (1:37)
People From The Chhhokhor Valley Monks, A Clown, Crowds And Instruments
Dorothy Carter Tree Of Life
Javanshir Guliyev Opening Credits, Harvest Celebration
Dramnyen Choshe Song In Praise Of Chinese Silk
Magnetic (4:47)
The Haters Fire
Phil Ranelin Vibes From The Tribe (Prelude)
Philippe Doray, Asociaux Associés* Contrechant Magnetique
Rebecca Pan One Year Ago Today
Les Vampyrettes Biomutanten
Calung Darso Murak Paisan
Tonio Rubio Bass In Action N°1
Melvins Second Coming
Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv* Post - Mortem
Toshi Ichiyanagi Untitled
Women Of The SS Trying To Please The SS
Company Flow The Fire In Which You Burn
Luli E Lucina (2) Terra E Lua
Total Disease Sterile
La Chorale Untitled
Eddie Kendricks My People...Hold On
Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv* Genetic Transmission
White Noise Love Without Sound
Le Brin (3:33)
Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem* Le Brin D'Herbe
Phil Ranelin Vibes From The Tribe (Prelude)
Filie Qui Mousse Esplanade
Unknown Artist Unidentifiable Japanese Sample
Unknown Artist Unidentfiable Siberian Sample
Ersen Güneşe Dön Çiçeğım
Naushad Mere Jeevan Saathi (From Saathi)
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Track 19
Popol Vuh Mantra 1
Tatsuro Yamashita Candy
Sumire Yoshihara Munari By Munari
Gilbert Artman Saxophone Machine No. 2
Johnny Wakelin In Zaire
Martin Circus Pourquoi
Little Steven Leonard Peltier
Saint Tropez Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)
Moggi Gadget
Unknown Artist Unidentifiable Indian Sitar Sample
Om Kalsoum* Fakkarouni
Risen (3:06)
The Almighty El-Cee We Have Risen
Sumire Yoshihara Munari By Munari
Henri Texier Hocoka
Unknown Artist Hammer Driving Nails
Günter Maas Variationen
King Ronnie Gee* Sweet Susanne Club Mix
Throbbing Gristle Discipline (Berlin)
Lamuka (4:01)
Throbbing Gristle Discipline (Berlin)
Etant Donnes* Les 4 Frappes Sourdes
Zazou, Bikaye & CY 1* Lamuka
John Foxx Metal Beat
Tafo* Feat. Nahid Akhtar Shola Sa Bharka
Keiko Matsuo And Her Ensemble Miyama Jishi
Conrad Schnitzler & Wolfgang Seidel Zack Zack
Alvin (5:07)
Svend Christiansen (2) Urverk
Egil Kapstad Jeg Lagde Mig Så Silde
African Head Charge Good Things
For Against Broke My Back
Michael Small Goldfarb's Record
Montreal (3) Infinity
Woody Leafer* There Are Drums In My Typewriter
Egisto Macchi Automaticità
Igra Staklenih Perli Gusterov Trg (Lyzzard Square) (Live)
Trembling Strain Funural March
Egisto Macchi Moonsong
Layton (2:56)
Nico Fidenco & Lida Lu* Clayton
Swans Beautiful Child
Francois Rabbath* Bitume
The Habibiyya Koto Piece
Egisto Macchi Moonsong
Leadbelly Grasshoppers In My Pillow
Unknown Artist Echoes Of The Storm
O Babuaa (3:45)
Waldjinah Bading Luntjat
African Head Charge Belinda
Andy Zwerling Knife Man
Ron Grainer / Delia Derbyshire Dr. Who
Nirvana (2) Lonely Boy
For Against Broke My Back
Max Roach Kujichaglia
Les Baxter Necronomicon
Eddie Kendricks My People...Hold On
Asha Bhosle O Babuaa Yeh Mahua
Matthew Young Kyrie Eleison
Pascal Comelade Rue Des Soeurs Noires
Exil (1:37)
Blo Miss Sagit
Egisto Macchi Lampare
Ossian* Na Wiosnę Setki Kwiatów...
Francois Rabbath* Exil
Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet* G.T.'s Theme
H. Idjah Hadidjah* Serat Salira
Francois Rabbath* Impalas
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. Samba De Una Nota So
Oh Death (5:55)
Bessie Jones Oh Death
Soft Verdict 4 Mains
Filie Qui Mousse Résistance Instinctive
Laghonia Someday
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps
Charlie Rouse In His Presence Searching
Nese Karabocek* Kole
Garybaldi Madre Di Cose Perdute
Michel Colombier Morning Is Come Again
Wings (2) Loup (First Indian On The Moon)
Igor Wakhevitch* Aurore
Egisto Macchi Lampare
Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore
Baligh Hamdi* Esmaouni
Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem* Je Suis Venu Te Voir
P.P. Zahl* Dynamos
Logan Dwight Logan Dwight
Witthuser & Westrupp* Besuch Aus Dem Kosmos
The Chaquito Big Band Theme From The Anderson Tapes
Young-Holt Unlimited* Wichita Lineman
Johnny González Cuarteto De Jazz Gracias A La Vida

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Den Sorte Skole III(3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) none Denmark 2013 Sell This Version
none Den Sorte Skole III(25xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) none Denmark 2013
none Den Sorte Skole III(25xFile, WAV, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) none Denmark 2013
none Den Sorte Skole III(2xCD, Ltd, Mixed, S/Edition) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) none Denmark 2013 Sell This Version
none Den Sorte Skole III(3x12", Album, Ltd, Mixed, RP) Not On Label (Den Sorte Skole Self-released) none Denmark 2014 Sell This Version

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FLauridsen

FLauridsen

December 2, 2015
referencing III, 3x12", Album, Ltd, Mixed, RP, none
Sold out from all official sources - don't sleep on it if you find it for a good price.
FLauridsen

FLauridsen

April 18, 2015
referencing III, 3x12", Album, Ltd, Mixed, RP, none
Second press is still available from their own site for €25: http://densorteskole.net/product/lektion-iii-vinyl/
music_emporium

music_emporium

December 8, 2014
referencing III, 3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num, none
Den Sorte Skole, une des plus importantes révélations musicales de notre siècle !
Odden

Odden

August 15, 2014
referencing III, 3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num, none
I managed to get the LP recently, and I have listened to it over and over and over again. It is truly an amazing journey through groovy beats both uplifting and grounding, dreamy, light sounds and dark, moody sounds. It is well put together, and it musically far exceeds the two first lessons, which are also extremely good.
I can highly recommend this album to any music lover of any genre. It is amazing to see how many different tracks are mixed into one single track and how it is put together. This is a masterpiece that might not get recognition yet, but will at some point. It shows that DJ'ing is an art form to be respected and regarded as an art form.
A++ album!
MI

MI

May 17, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
referencing III, 3x12", Album, Ltd, Mixed, RP, none

Yes yes yes. This truely is an amazing album. All these beautiful sounds from all over the place are mixed together seemingly effortlessly. This evokes the kind of nostalgic feeling i get when listening to KLF's Chill Out except it doesn't yet have that personal memories attached to it. Instead it provides a wealth of possibilities. Only after a couple of listens did i fully realize it's technically a mix album. It's done with such skill and musicality that it exceeds the concept of mixing, compiling or deejaying. Something new is born from the sources that are put together so well. When i was playing this at work a colleague rightfully noted: "Hey, that's Screaming Jay Hawkins", and it is but in a different way. I can totally relate to the joy of digging for these amazing sounds and maybe it's that adventurous spirit of never knowing what to expect next that makes it such a great experience. Best enjoyed in it's continuous digital form, but after being amazed for the umth time i listened to it i just had to fulfill my need for some tangible connection and if buying the record means i can support these guys in their journey through sound that's only for the better. Check this out and donate or buy if you like it.
MrRagerDk

MrRagerDk

April 23, 2014
referencing III, 3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num, none
Amazing album. Simply an incredible composition of various pieces blended together in harmony
fatterhojben

fatterhojben

January 20, 2014
referencing III, 3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num, none
Its 1000 copies and were only sold via the bands webshop, at concerts and in a handful of special selected vinyl shops
Marosch

Marosch

December 26, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing III, 3x12", Ltd, Mixed, Num, none
Does anyone know how limited this release was? Where could it be purchased from?