Bill Laswell: Imports
Abstract Depressionism. Trance
and dub in a dark mood, with Material, Praxis, DXT, Eraldo Bernocchi, Solo, Hiroshi
Fujiwara, Mick Harris, and Mami Chan. On APC.
Boniche Dub. Ambient dub
remixes of the North African Lili Boniche CD. Smokey and dreamy. Produced by Bill
Laswell & Jean
Touitou. On APC.
Lili Boniche: Alger Alger. The
last Jewish musician in Algeria, recorded in Paris, a historic recording that will preserve
the tradition forever. Wtih Maurice El Medioni, Gregoire Garrigues, Hakim Hamadouche,
Maurice Sellem, and Armand Suissa. Produced by Bill Laswell & Jean
Touitou. On APC.
Meridiem. Intensely sung songs with tight improvisational music from the band that
should always been there.Percy Howard on vocals, Laswell on bass,
Charles Hayward on drums,
and Fred Frith on guitar. On Materiali Sonori (US distribution by Allegro.)
Sapho: Digital Sheika. Middle Eastern
excursions from modern funk to the ancient sounds of North African spirits. With Sapho on
vocals, Zahera, Hallilifa, Cheb Qchatar, Jalal Hamdaoul, Noubfel H., Aziz Heditan, Fido K.,
Bombax and Pat Jabbar and Bill Laswell.
Rock colored by reggae, jungle, and ambient, born in Italy but floating
above. Includes Bill Laswell on bassOn EMI Italy.
Bill Laswell: Oscillations 2.
Bill Laswell creates a jungle outpost, with sounds, drones, and scary events.
On Sub Rosa.
Bill Laswell: Oscillations
Original Oscillations jungle tracks are remixed by Endemic Void, Vedic,
Scanner, Nico, Atom Heart, Bisk, DJ Grazhoppa, Ui, and Soul Static Sound
. On Sub Rosa.
Boris Feoktistov: Russian Chants (Parastas).
Bill Laswell as alchemist ambient translator of this spiritual voyage.
Praxis: Transmutation Live.
Recorded in Switzerland, with the Invisible Scratch Pickles and Praxis. A scratch
and guitar fest. On Douglas.
Brainstorm. This environmental
compilation from Israel includes the track "Rainfall" from Possession.
Nirvana. The soundtrack to the
film "Nirvana" by Gabriele Salvatores includes the track "Last Dance" by Bill Laswell
and Eraldo Bernocchi of Verba Corrige. On San Isidro (Italy).
Russell Mills: Undark. This ambient
release from artist Russell Mills (who did the cover art for the re-release of
Seven Souls features Bill Laswell on one track. On Emit.
Haruomi Hosono and Bill Laswell: Interpieces
Organization. An ambient sound sculpture by YMO's Haruomi Hosono and Bill Laswell, with
contributions from Something Wonderful, Terre Thaemlitz, Yoshihiro Sawasaki, Tetsu Inouse,
and Miharu Koshi. On Baidis, Japan.
Sample Material. Sampled sounds from
Material and Axiom releases for use by DJs and recording artists, assembled by Bill Laswell
and Robert Musso. On Sounds Good (Belgium).
Macro Dub Infection, Volume 2. Mostly
modern dub, with a rootsy Bill Laswell/Sacred System track. On Virgin
Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell: Psychonavigation 3.
Dub and synth meet in space for a timeless journey beyond the cogent mind. On Fax.
Almamegretta: indubb. Remixes of tracks
pop group Almamgretta. Includes an amazing deep dub remix by Bill Laswell along with other
Adrian Sherwood, Scorn, Almamegretta, and others. On BMG Italy.
Verba Corrige Productions,
Eraldo Bernocchi, of Somma 1 fame.
Hideo Yamaki: Shadow Run.
Hard fusion of rhythm and noise, with African overtones. With Nicky
Skopelitis, Aiyb Dieng, Bernie Worrell, Ginger Baker and more.
On Mercury Japan.
Flying Mijinko Band: Central Asian Tour.
"Contact with music that comes from earth," music that seethes cultures from Uzbekistan,
Mongolia, Japan and America. With Akira Sakata, Michihiro Sato, Nicky Skopelitis,
Anton Fier, Aiyb Dieng, and more. Released by The Japan Foundation, but not available
Third Rail: South Space Age Delta.
Music from the swamp infused with
blues, featuring James Blood Ulmer, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell and Zigaboo
Modeliste. On Polystar Japan, US release in 1997.
Somma 1: Hooked Light Rays.
Ambient dub translations of Tibetan monks,
recorded in Milan, Italy and finished in New York City. On Low.
Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell: Psychonavigation 2.
Inner mind ambient explorations and exercises in trance, walking the dub line. With Robert
Anton Fier. On FAX.
Bill Laswell: Silent Recoil:
Dub System One. Deep dub meets the cocktail lounge, with dark ambient echoes
closing. On Low.
Transonic 3: Future Primitive.
Ambient textures propel through space-driven guitar by Robert Musso. With Bill Laswell
and Umar Bin Hassan. On Fax.
Aiyb Dieng: Rhythmagick..
From echoes of Santana to Pharoah Sanders' soaring
sax and ghaita, percussionist Dieng's album takes the mind and body on a journey
through African lands. With Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Umar
Bin Hassan, Trilok Gurtu and others. On Blues Interactions.
Bill Laswell: Outer
Dark. Primal rhythms, Indian echoes, tunnels under thought on Bill Laswell's first
solo release since Hear No Evil. On Fax.
Pete Namlook and Bill Lawswell:
Outland. "The Divisionists are much given to the practice of black magic in general,
and they have innumerable formulas of varying efficacy for destroying the Mother Cell,
also known as the Protoplasm Daddy, by torturing or killing a captured replica." (WSB)
Jarring Effects: Shabeesation. North Africa dance beats, driven by rub-a-dub
bass from Bill Laswell. Moroccan tribal dub that cuts across cultures. On
Barbarity. Also available domestically on Ryko.
Blind Light: Absence of
Time. -- Anton Fier reworks The Golden Palominos' Pure with Phew on
vocals. Intense rhythms, fat bass grooves, and dubby mixes result in sensuous
dreamy tracks. With Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Knox Chandler, Aiyb Dieng,
Lori Carson and Lydia Kavanaugh. On Alda.
Bachir Attar: The Next
Dream. Tribal music of North Africa brought into the 21st century, another
trance excursion into the past. From a Master Musician, with Aiyb Dieng and
Maceo Parker. On CMP.
Anton Fier: Dreamspeed.
The companion album to This Is How It Feels, with vocals by Phew. A more
ambient interpretation from Fier, oozing with sensuous rhythms. On