Bill M'F'in Laswell

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by aisling » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:16 pm

A big laswell fan here too. Like another poster mentioned, a lot of material to sort through, some are gems, others a little more mediocre. The important thing is that he has always done things off the beaten path.
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by stringtapper » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:49 pm

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 3dot... » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:56 pm

stringtapper wrote:Tabla Beat Science

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by ethios4 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:57 pm

I have a friend who discovered Bill Laswell had sampled his work on one of his releases, so he called Bill up and asked him about it. Bill's response was 'Feel free to sample any of my work." :lol: Hehehe....

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by doremifa » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:01 pm


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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by pulsoc » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:10 pm

I still think his album Lo. Def Pressure is one of the coolest drum and ass records ever.

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by Eraldo Bernocchi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:40 am

You may also want to check out Bill's new project Method of Defiance. It's simply amazing.

MOD is out on RareNoise Records, you can find it here: http://www.rarenoiserecords.com

Doremifa, thanks a lot for quoting my album with Bill and Kondo man, I still love that album a lot.
I work with Bill since 15 years and I can tell you the man is simply unique!

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by 4rest » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:49 am

bill is AMAZING ...i wish more players and producers had
the kind of "balls" to DO what THEY FEEL as opposed to
what they think OTHERS might feel...based on what is selling at the time!

plus one on what everyone else said AND he produced future shock...
you all know the famous dope cut ROCKIT right!?!?!

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockit

he is one of a few producers that "get it"

just my 2 cents

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by Eraldo Bernocchi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:07 am

totally agree

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by snoblind » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:20 am

Huge fan and major influence!

You can get a lot of clean samples of most Axiom releases with these loop libraries:
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Loads of clean guitar lines by Buckethead and Nicky Skopelitis, even some of the obscure Stratus-era material as well.

They were released around the time he hit a creative lull, so they were a nice way to create my own Laswell tracks. Of course now he's back in full force with his Method of Defiance project, these loops libraries are nice to have features in some of my productions...
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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by BlackMath » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:14 pm

the forums were down for me for a day or so.

thanks for all the recommends

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by doremifa » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:05 pm

yep, Lo. Def Pressure is my fav DnB record. It sounds so free of loops (what actual DnB suffers imo), and accent is moved from beats to Laswell groovy bass, where beats are a bit lighter and more random + plus indian tabla and ambients.

I have also remembered his "Sacred System - Nagual Site" album, which I did like tremendously! Check it out too!

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Re: Bill M'F'in Laswell

Post by telekom » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:24 pm

One of the most frustrating musical experiences I ever had was watching Solaris (Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble, Jaki Leibezeit, Harold Budd and Graham Haynes) playing live at The Arches in Glasgow. I was very hyped about seeing all of these guys but especially two of the finest bass players on the same stage. But something was wrong... I couldn't really feel the bass... then I realised I couldn't really hear it either! Bill and Jah were jamming away, happy as fuck, but there was no sound relating to their actions!

To this day I maintain the bass cabs had either blown or were not plugged in - the only sound you could hear from the bass end was coming from the stage monitors! I spoke to the soundman and he said it was all fine... aaaaaaaargh! I had several really bad experiences like that in The Arches around that time and I reckon it was an amateur sound man with a hearing impairment. Very disappointing. Like getting a text message saying "Hi, it's Scarlett Johansen, I'm coming round right now to fuck your brains out". Only it turns out to be David Johansen. :(
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