Label:Favorite Recordings – FVR011, Favorite Recordings – FVR 011-LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop, Folk, World, & Country


A2The Anthem1:49
A3Chop Your Hands2:04
A4Relax In Mui Ne2:14
A5Naughty Hottie (Interlude)0:39
A6Eat Dog1:13
A7Last Tango In Saigon1:31
A8Apocalypse Now1:16
B1I Wanna Go Back3:13
B2Full Backpack1:10
B4Lesson With The Master0:50
B5Dark Sea1:50
B6Phuoc Dat (Interlude)0:53
B7Boundless Boundaries2:14
B8What Up Duyet?1:29
C1Welcome To Viet Nam0:37
C1Here Comes The Flutes2:11
C3The Vallee Of Love2:07
C4Smoking Buddha2:03
C5Clap Clap2:17
C6Bounce (Interlude)0:40
C7Live From Hue1:08
C8Where's My Longan?1:38
D1Take A Ride2:01
D3The Ritual1:22
D4Cymbal Oelek0:50
D5The Third Sword (Interlude)0:37
D6One Day1:24
D7They Got Breaks Too1:52

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FIRST pressing with Chinese text along the bottom right corner of the back sleeve, followed by 'STEREO' with small Chinese text underneath. Lastly the number '3819' in the extreme right corner. This text is not present on later copies.

I started this project August 2006, when i got back from a trip to Viet Nam, the land of my grandparents. As a vinyl junkie, i really couldn't come back to France without bringing back some wax. After hours spent riding on a motorbike in Saigon streets, a taxi finally helped me find some Asian records.

I almost felt like an explorer discovering a forgotten treasure. I bought 30 vinyls, most of them in poor condition, back to the crib, and started making beats with some material i wasn't used to.

I worked on this album through 2007. I think this is the perfect soundtrack to any Hip-Hop head going to South East Asia. It reflects all the different sides of those countries: Raw, sad, culturally rich, amusing, kitsch and romantic.

All proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to 'La Goutte d'Eau' association ( to help their humanitarian operations for Vietnamese people.

Mastered @ LFE Studio, Paris.
(P) & (C) 2007 Favorite Recordings

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): MPO FRANCE VINYL FVR 011 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): MPO FRANCE VINYL FVR 011 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, etched): MPO FRANCE VINYL FVR 011 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, etched): MPO FRANCE VINYL FVR 011 D

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Chinoiseries (CD, Album)Label Rouge ProdLRPBBR01France2007
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Chinoiseries (CD, Album, Reissue)Bo Bun RecordsBBR 1111France2008
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Chinoiseries (2×LP, Album, Reissue)Favorite Recordings, Favorite RecordingsFVR011, FVR 011-LPFrance2014
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Chinoiseries (2×LP, Album, Reissue)All City Records (3)ACOLP1Ireland2023
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Chinoiseries (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Red / Black Marbled)All City Records (3)ACOLP1Ireland2023



  • Headphone_Commute's avatar
    There is something super addictive in listening to these 32 sketches, each clocking under two minutes long. And the story behind the album is fascinating as well. Onra is a self proclaimed vinyl junkie, who goes on vacation to his grandparents’ birthplace, Saigon. Returning to France with a treasured collection of 30 records (all in poor condition), Onra sets off to layering beats on top of forgotten samples that capture the soul of Viet Nam. Chinoiseries, is a compilation of instrumental hip-hop vignettes, each offering a quick glimpse at the music from this distant land. Although a bit repetitive, too short, and lacking progression, it is the ideas and the approach behind each track that make this a brilliant composition. Still full of crackles and hiss, the raw production will inspire any crate digger to venture further out in search of exotic material. This is an essential addition to any lover of lo-fi beats (please restrain yourself from rapping). And your purchase will also go to a good cause! "All proceeds from the sale of the [CD format of the -ed] album will be donated to ’La Goutte d’Eau’ association (la-goutte-deau dot com) to help their humanitarian operations for Vietnamese people." Recommended if you like J Dilla, MF Doom, Madlib, RZA, Flying Lotus, and The Big Payback. Favorite tracks: The Anthem, Relax In Mui Ne, Apocalypse Now, Smoking Buddha... (Ok, I’ll stop there. Otherwise I’ll end up posting entire album’s tracklist.)


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