These samples are from Ze Frank's "Pain Pack" project.
For sampleswap.org, 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
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 :: email@example.com
Special thanks to everyone who submitted voice
messages, created samples (especially Chris V)
and to everyone who has submitted songs.