These samples are from Ze Frank's "Pain Pack" project.


For, these samples were reorganized, trimmed down a bit, and normalized / amplified to make them louder.

Here's what Ze wrote about the project:


Tear it apart and put it back together

I posted a phone number and asked that anyone

experiencing emotional pain leave a message

describing their pain.

(646) 495-9271 x 18463

I received a total of 53 messages over

the next two days. 22 messages were

left by men and 31 were left by women.

Six people gave me permission to post their

messages publicly so that you could listen.

I sent those 53 voice messages to musicians

and DJ's along with the following request:

"Please make sounds from these recordings

by cutting, compressing, stretching, distorting…

any sort of manipulation at all. The resulting

sounds can be percussive, ambient, tonal -

anything - as long as they are derived from these

voicemails and are note recognizable in any

significant way."

I received 138 samples.

The 138 samples, known as the pain pack, were

made available for download.

I invited musicians and DJs (and I also invite you)

to use these samples to create songs.

If you use the pain pack, please send me a copy

of what you create ::

Special thanks to everyone who submitted voice

messages, created samples (especially Chris V)

and to everyone who has submitted songs.

Thank you,