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}
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© 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.
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}
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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.
David Chaim Smith, Bill Laswell, John Zorn - The Dream Membrane (2014) {Tzadik Spectrum Series TZ 4004}

David Chaim Smith, Bill Laswell, John Zorn - The Dream Membrane (2014) {Tzadik Spectrum Series TZ 4004}
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© 2014 Tzadik | Spectrum Series | TZ 4004
Avant-Garde / Dark Ambient / Experimental / Mystical / Jewish

This fabulous collaborative musical project features the legendary magus David Chaim Smith reading selections from his mystical text The Awakening Ground along with the magical creator of Dark Ambient music Bill Laswell on bass and drones, and John Zorn on shofar and alto saxophone. Evocative and meditative, this is a rare and unique project that synthesizes Kabbalah, Mysticism and the hypnotic swirls of Dark Ambient music.

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell - The Process (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Oct. 20, 2014
Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell - The Process (2014)

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell - The Process (2014)
Jazz Funk, Avant-Garde Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 49:15 min | ~119 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: M.O.D. Technologies | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

The Process is the name of a 2014 album recorded by a group of musicians that consists of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, bassist/producer Bill Laswell and jazz pianist Jon Batiste. The album was recorded in 2013 as a musical score for a film that had yet to be written and will never be made. The album also features guest appearances by Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang Clan, avant-garde jazz musician Peter Apfelbaum, avant-garde jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo among others.

Bill Laswell - Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission (2004)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 20, 2014
Bill Laswell - Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission (2004)

Bill Laswell - Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 116 MB
Genre: Dub, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reachout International Records (RUSCD 8288)

Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission finds the veteran bassist/producer offering yet another dose of his intriguing neo-dub experimentation. Instead of giving an exact replica of grooves from dub's classic era, a 49-year-old Laswell combines dub with modern electronica and takes it to a trippy, hypnotic, atmospheric place - a place where the reggae beat interacts with ambient club/dance grooves. Version 2 Version doesn't cater to dub purists by any means; anyone who expects this 2004 release to sound exactly like King Tubby circa 1971 is bound to be disappointed…

Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 3, 2014
Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)

Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)
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Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fax +49-69/450464 (PS 08/66)

Outer Dark displays Bill Laswell's penchant for working out compositional ideas at great length, breaking the 20-minute barrier on both of the album's instrumental pieces. Entirely a studio creation, the music is the result of Laswell's (sounds) collaboration with Robert Musso (engineering, treatments) at Brooklyn, NY's Greenpoint Studios. The duo attempts to shape a composition out of the dark ether on the opening "Chakra." It begins with a buzzing sitar drone (providing the Eastern flavor common in Laswell's music) and strummed guitar emerging from the murk. Disappearing and returning throughout, the elements take on a sort of dizzying paranoia at song's end through their repetition…

Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell - Outland (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 24, 2014
Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell - Outland (1994)

Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell - Outland (1994)
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Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fax +49-69/450464 (PW 19)

Deep growling drones get this sixty two minute epic underway. It really sounds like the beast from the deep or some alien from outer space. Its dark ambient picture music of the very highest order. There's something out there to get you in every dark corner. In the ninth minute extra detail is added in the form of some faint vocal effects with a slight metallic quality to them giving a brighter edge to the sonic landscape. Ghostly wails are heard at about the fifteen minute mark making the whole proceedings seem even spookier. Around the eighteenth minute more detail starts to be added, oh so slowly…
Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell - Near Nadir (2011) {Tzadik} [re-up]

Mark Nauseef, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell - Near Nadir (2011) {Tzadik}
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© 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!
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}
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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!

Arcana (Bill Laswell, Tony Williams) - Arc Of The Testimony (1997)  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at April 22, 2012
Arcana (Bill Laswell, Tony Williams) - Arc Of The Testimony (1997)

Arcana (Bill Laswell, Tony Williams) - Arc Of The Testimony (1997)
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Genre: jazz, experimental jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Axiom / Island | # 524 431 | 1997

Arc of Testimony is one of the last recordings to feature legendary drummer Tony Williams, and its bold, experimental textures are a fitting epitaph to his career. Arcana was formed by bassist/producer Bill Laswell with the intention of exploring the outer reaches of fusion, ambient and free jazz. Like the group's debut, Last Wave (released only in Japan), Arc of the Testimony is a freewheeling, unpredictable blend of electronic and acoustic sounds.