Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell - Hear No Evil (1988) {2CD Meta Records MT005 rel 1999}

Bill Laswell - Hear No Evil (1988) {2CD Meta Records MT005 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 506 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 205 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 1999 Meta Records | MT005
Jazz / World Fusion / Indie / Indian / Dark Ambient / Avant-Garde / Dub / Experimental Rock

Originally released in 1988, this album marked one of the truly successful world fusion creations, which Rhythm Magazine said symbolizes "the birth of a new era in music". It's a direct, transcendent exchange between six acclaimed musicians from diverse cultures, including L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain, Nicky Skopelitis, Daniel Ponce, Aiyb Dieng and producer/bassist Bill Laswell. This CD is a true American melting pot of deeply tangled roots, merging East and West to create a new music soundscape. At it's core, there's Indian music, and somewhere underneath lies flashes of the slow rustic lope of American country music.
The Tony Williams Lifetime - Turn It Over (Redux) (2007) {Bill Laswell Extended Edition}

The Tony Williams Lifetime - Turn It Over (Redux) (2007) {Bill Laswell Extended Edition}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 381MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion

A rare, unreleased verson of The Tony Williams Lifetime album, Turn It Over. Expanded, remixed, and remastered by Bill Laswell from the original Polydor master tapes. This unabridged version of the complete album includes 4 unreleased cuts, and 5 longer unedited versions from album sessions - which was intended as a double LP but only released as an editied single LP. Cover art by Russell Mills, liner notes by John Szwed. Thanks to Bill Laswell for rescuing, and finally giving a proper mastering to match William's original intentions, to this most seminal, groundbreaking recording, mixing jazz, rock, prog and metal years ahead of virtually everyone else!
Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell - Near Nadir (2011) {Tzadik}

Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell - Near Nadir (2011) {Tzadik}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb
© 2011 Tzadik | TZ 7636
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Experimental / Electronica

Tzadik is proud to present this historic meeting of four major figures in the new music pantheon, each a master improviser and groundbreaking instrumentalist in their own right. Their work together is symbiotic, telepathic—the music powerful and sensitive, sustaining a hypnotic mood with great attention to detail and subtle nuance. Mixed to perfection by Bill Laswell, this is a landmark recording of electro-acoustic improvisation featuring four pioneers of the genre. Mindblowing!
Tabla Beat Science - Tala Matrix (2000) {Feat. Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, Trilok Gurtu, Sultan Khan etc}

Tabla Beat Science - Tala Matrix (2000) {Feat. Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, Trilok Gurtu, Sultan Khan etc}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 480 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
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© 2000 Palm Pictures / Axiom / Virgin Records | 7243 590612 2 1
Tabla / Indian Percussion / Ethnic Fusion / Experimental / Electronica / Indian Raga / Drum N' Beat

Call it an aggregation of some of the best contemporary percussionists: Trilok Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, and Asian Underground star Talvin Singh combine under the sonic washes of producer Bill Laswell to show the possibilities of Indian percussion. It's definitely a beatfest, but one of subtlety, where what is being said isn't as important as the way it's being stated, and the dialogue between hands includes a lot of silences. Gurtu comes from a more jazz tradition, Hussein a classical background, and Singh represents the brash young things of the dance floor. Mostly Laswell leaves it to them to provide the sonic entertainment, which is as it should be with delicate swathes of sound barely intruding, just coloring the proceedings. While it's not for everyone, those who love Indian percussion in all its forms will find this album a complete joy.

Bill Laswell - Imaginary Cuba  Music

Posted by amadou at Oct. 20, 2006
Bill Laswell - Imaginary Cuba

Bill Laswell - Imaginary Cuba
MP3 192kbps - 44kHz - 78MB | Genre: Experimental, Ambient, Dub
Release Date: September 14, 1999 | Label: RCA

Laswell's Imaginary Cuba is just that: a made-up journey through various Afro-Cuban percussion tracks, street singing, and strummed tres melodies, with more than a healthy helping of Laswell's familiar ambient-wash production and sometimes-intrusive, added hip-hop/dub backbeats.

Ginger Baker - Horses And Trees (1986) {Celluloid}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 20, 2016
Ginger Baker - Horses And Trees (1986) {Celluloid}

Ginger Baker - Horses And Trees (1986) {Celluloid}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 87MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Ethnic Fusion

Persuaded by Laswell to continue working throughout the second half of 1980s, drummer Ginger Baker produced some of his most stimulating collections, not least of which were the Laswell produced Middle Passage and this 1986 set. The drummer is rock-solid throughout, which means that most of the compositions become a showcase for an impressive lineup of guest musicians that reads like a list of the Bill Laswell all-stars. Even when pared down to an all-rhythm trio on "Mountain Time," Baker, though undeniably effective, remains the big beat behind Daniel Ponce and Aiyb Dieng's percussion display.
X-Legged Sally - 5 Studio Albums 1991-1997 (2015) [6 SHM-CD, Belle Antique Reissue, Japanese Remastered Editions]

X-Legged Sally - 5 Studio Albums 1991-1997 (2015)
6CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img+Cue+Log) ~ 2,26 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 811 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 576 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Prog-Rock, Avant-Prog, Jazz-Rock, Experimental | Belle Аntique

X-Legged Sally (XLS) is a Belgian avant-garde rock/jazz-band founded in 1988 by composer Peter Vermeersch, and disbanded in 1997. They were one of the first bands from Belgium to combine a set of very different musical styles (jazz, rock, improvisation and classical), becoming a starting point for the Belgian indie music scene that developed in the nineties. Initially, X-Legged Sally was formed to compose and perform the music Peter Vermeersch wrote for dance productions, such as Immer das Selbe Gelogen (Always the Same Lies), released as a live cd in 1991. Vermeersch' composing style was becoming too demanding for the constraints of sheet music such as was used in his earlier band Maximalist!. From the beginning, improvisation played an important role in XLS' songs…
Bob Marley - Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub (1997)

Bob Marley - Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub (1997)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Reggae, Electronic, Dub, Ambient | Label: Axiom, Island | # 314-524 419-2 | Time: 01:06:48

To coincide with the electronica revolution of the late '90s, Bill Laswell remixed a number of Bob Marley records as ambient dub for the Dreams of Freedom: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub album. If these songs were remixed by any other producer, the results could have been disastrous, but Laswell is one of the masters of intellectual dub – he knows what to take out and what to add, creating a spacious, cavernous mix that is provocative without being extreme. Some longtime Marley fans will balk at the very idea of the album, but the results are undeniably impressive, even if it's a little too restrained and cerebral to qualify as first-rate ambient dub for clubs.
Public Image Ltd. - Album (1986) [2016, Super Deluxe Box Set]

Public Image Ltd. - Album (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
4CD | Virgin/Universal Music, 570 152-9 | ~ 1108 Mb | Scans(png) -> 439 Mb
Alternative Rock / Post Punk

After the release of This Is What You Want, Lydon assembled yet another touring band. Martin Atkins stayed on as drummer, with Jebin Bruni and Mark Schulz joining the band's ranks. While gigging, Bruni and Schulz assisted in writing the material that wound up on Album…

VA - Below The Radar The Best of Wordsound Dub (2001)  Music

Posted by aasana at Feb. 2, 2017
VA - Below The Radar The Best of Wordsound Dub (2001)

VA - Below The Radar The Best of Wordsound Dub (2001)
reggae, dub | 1:06:46 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 152 MB
Label :Reachout International Records | Year Of Release :2001

For dub fiends, beat freaks, and lovers of all manner of dark ambience, Brooklyn's Wordsound label has a sort of talismanic significance. Poorly distributed and hard to find, Wordsound's albums, singles, and dub plates are snapped up quickly when they show up in independent record stores. This collection brings together a nicely representative sampling of the catalog, all of it united under the rubric of dub, but relatively little of it drawing primarily on reggae sources – while Dubadelic's "Operation Duppy Conqueror 2001" rolls slowly under a one-drop groove and "Forward Roots" by Roots Control makes use of spoken word Rasta samples and a glutinous rockers beat, many of the other tracks are dub-wise in flavor only. Slotek's "Born God" is a sort of Brooklyn musique concrète, while spectre's "Revelations" uses an explicitly reggae-derived bassline to buttress a strangely abstract conglomeration of drum-machine beats and creepily altered vocals. When bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Style Scott lock in on the very dread "Crooklyn Dub Syndicate" (an apparent tribute to Laswell's home town and Scott's regular band), the effect is almost soothing. Highly recommended.