Bill M'F'in Laswell

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BlackMath
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Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by BlackMath » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:02 am

just discovered this genius
any other fans??

what some good stuff to check out??

already been listening to Trojan Dub
Fanu (Lodge)
and Hear No Evil

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by GUY SMILEY » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:14 am

Yeah he's done some great stuff.
Man is seriously prolific though !
Here's a few of his tunes I rate.. but there are a massive amount to go through ! I've been buying his albums for about 10nyears and I still find the odd gem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IGSmsU_AUg (fucking amazing track - play this out a lot)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOkg5NebFBY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxAXrqaL9E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOTweW6cA0

and of course
Take a Chance, which was very successfully covered by Mr Flagio
http://overfitted.ddcr.biz/?p=1315

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by polyslax » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:37 am

Word. I've been doing loads of Laswell since the late 80s. Prolific is right... gonna take some time to get through that catalogue.
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by Big V » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:42 am

Praxis!
Massacre (Fred Frith, YAY)!
jazz is a woman's tongue in your mouth
cool, licking you slowly, revolving around
inside your cheeks.
letting you know who's come to visit.

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by GUY SMILEY » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:50 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUL_gcHv0EA

what


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fuck !

new to me this is mental. sounds like bootsy too

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by Big V » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:20 pm

Yeah, this is classic! It's the great Buckethead (listen to Giant Robot!), Brain, Bernie Worrel and - of course - Bootsy! Kind of Zappaesque in its humour! Ueber-cool!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmutat ... _Mutandis)
jazz is a woman's tongue in your mouth
cool, licking you slowly, revolving around
inside your cheeks.
letting you know who's come to visit.

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by GUY SMILEY » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:29 pm

yeah nice tip dude
thanks :)

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 3dot... » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:15 pm

one of the greatest producers...
chceckout his Bob Marley and Miles Davis and Santana Remixes....their on their respective catalogs...
also Praxis/Material/death cube k/shine/his electronic solo albums and collabs with Pete Namlook
...and cool stuff from his label 'Axiom'...
great experimental stuff..
praxis 'transmutations' is probably one of my favs of all time... a psychedelic funk supergroup...(Buckethead/Bernie Worrel/Bootsy/Brain)
also the Bob Marley Remix album/dub is like a chill pill to me...I recommend it on a Sunday morning after a hard night out...
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by doremifa » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:21 pm

I'd recommend you to listen the following albums by this bass-player-producer:

Bill Laswell - AFTERMATHematics InstruMENTAL
Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell - RADIOAXIOM ~ A Dub Transmission
Ekstasis - WAKE UP & DREAM
Material - Hallucination Engine
Dub Chamber 3 & 4
Roots Tonic meets Bill Laswell
GIGI - Self titled (his wife atm)
Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi & Bill Laswell - Charged
James Blood Ulmer - Blue Blood
Lucky Peterson - Black Midnight Sun
Golden Palominos - Pure
Bill Laswell - Jazzonia
Shin Terai, Bill Laswell, Buckethead - Unison
Bob Marley - Dreams of Freedom

He also produced a ton of other albums by a great variety of A-class musicans

Also if you like that, go check Jah Wobble - he is another full of bass-awesomeness Laswell fellow bassist

check his:
Heaven & Earth
English Roots Music
Molam Dub
Deep Space projects
Passage to Hades
etc..

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 3dot... » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:22 pm

Oscillations is a good album... also his collabs with Jah Whobble (Dub transmissions)
Death cube k stuff is pure evil...if you're into some industrial ambient vibes...
material is more 'World music' oriented..
I like that his Aesthetic is usually far from mainstream...
always experimenting...

he's worked on so many projects with so many artist... looking at his discography and credits might make one cringe...

ohhhh... Golden Palominos....totally forgot about that group!!...
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 3dot... » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:34 pm

also checkout 'lowlife'...
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by heavensdaw » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:14 pm

GUY SMILEY wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUL_gcHv0EA

what


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fuck !

new to me this is mental. sounds like bootsy too
Beauty! :D

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:37 pm

Laswell fan from way back.

Praxis is proof positive that amidst all the horrible fluff there are still folks out there actually making interesting, creative, boundless music.



Anyone interested should really do themselves a favor and also check out a quite bizarre and AMAZING treatment he gave to the music of Miles Davis.

Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974

Laswell reconstructs/remixes/rebuilds the music of Miles from the In a Silent Way/Get Up With It era. On paper that sounds like it could be a fucking train wreck and the ultimate blasphemy (Miles needs no messing with), but it's not. Instead, it's one of the most amazing records I've bought in the last 20 years. Laswell was given access to all the original recordings, and sometimes deletes tracks or, in a way cool turn of events, discovered tracks that were recorded but not used and weaves them into the compositions. Sometimes he adds a bit of his own ambient and/or bass noodling. An amazing auditory experience.
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by slatepipe » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:00 pm

i seen him play with john zorn a few years ago - amazing stuff

some nice tips in this thread as well, cheers

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 3dot... » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:03 pm

alternative bootsy... ZILLATRON


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