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.
Divination: Sacrifice. A dense,
textural, meditative soundtrack luminating with natural elements. With Bill Laswell and
Laraaji. On Meta. For ordering, contact Playing By
Bill Laswell's Jazzonia. Jazz
standards meet hip-hop, performed as only the Laswell massive could perform them. Vocals
by Asante, Blue, Bootsy, Amina Claudine Myers, and Melle Mel. With Bill Laswell, Karl
Berger, Brandon Ross, Byard Lancaster, Graham Haynes, Nicky Skopelitis, DXT, and Roc Raida.
Praxis: Collection. Guitar-driven
madness from the power trio plus guests. Previously released material. With Buckethead,
Bill Laswell, Brain, Eye, John Zorn, Mick Harris and Death Cube K. On Douglas.
Sacred System: Nagual Site. Eastern
mysticism, Western funk. A mind expanding excursion of Indian vocal music merging into
instrumental passion On Wicklow. Visit
Wicklow's web site.
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.
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.)
Nicky Skopelitis and Raoul
Darkly hypnotic drones, delta blues, African highlife, noises and sounds,
escaping from guitar geniuses Skopelitis and Björkenheim. With Bill Buchen and
Bill Laswell. On Douglas.
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.
Miles Davis: Panthalassa. Electric Miles Davis, in funky remixes by Bill Laswell,
returning from the grave to enlighten civilization in new forms. Tracks from In A Silent Way,
On the Corner, Get Up With It, including previously unreleased material. Packaging by Russell
Mills. On Sony.
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.
Material with William S. Burroughs:
The Road to the Western Lands.
Remixes of the classic Road to the Western Lands from Seven Souls, a warping
voice and music by DJ Soulslinger, DJ Olive, Talvin Singh, Springhill Jack, and Bill
Laswell. On Triloka.
Fadela & Sahrawi: Walli. Funk from North
Africa with exotic sounds and dance rhythms. Liner notes include recipes.
Produced by Bill Laswell and Maghni.
Bernie Worrell: Free Agent, A Spaced
Funk from its roots in Africa to rock. Bernie Worrell travels the keyboard along with
Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, Aiyb Dieng, Dominic Kanza, and J.P. Sluys.
The Last Poets: Time Has Come.
The Last Poets define the message for the 21st century in a personal and political
exploration of blackness. Poets Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole are joined by
percussionist Babatunde and Chuck D, Pharoah Sanders, DXT, Aiyb Dieng, and Khalil
Hassan and Jamal Whatly. On Mouth Almighty.
Paul Schutze: Site Annubis.
Miles redux, an excursion into funk and other consciousness. With Bill Laswell, Raoul
Bjorkenheim, Alex Buess, Lol Coxhill, Julian Priester, and Dirk Wachtelaer. On Big Cat.
Psycho spiritual trips from Eraldo Bernocchi, dark ambient in the most dark places,
with Bill Laswell, and Reeno. On CNI.
Bill Laswell: City of Light.
Music and ambience brewed on the streets of India, an Eastern frame of mind.
With Lori Carson, Trilok Gurtu, Hakim Bey, Coil, and Tetsu Inoue. Spoken word produced
by Janet Rienstra.