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Soul Exorcism (Redux)

Label: ROIR
Released: 2007
Track listing: Intro; Don

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Tennessee 2004

Label: ROIR
Released: 2007
Track listing: Vertebrae; Spun; Night of the Slunk; Guitar Virus; Machine Gun; Haunted; Broken / Fractal; Bent Light; Chopper; Optic; Magus.

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Praxis: Tennessee 2004

Read "Tennessee 2004" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Praxis is the operative name of an experimental jazz/rock/funk/dub quartet led by bassist Bill Laswell with drummer Brain (Les Claypool's Primus), guitarist Buckethead and keyboardist Bernie Worrell (wizard of synthesized funk for P-Funk, Talking Head, etc...). They first came to Frankenstein-like life in 1993: because like that mad doctor, Laswell stitched Praxis together from disparate parts ...

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James Chance & the Contortions: Soul Exorcism (Redux)

Read "Soul Exorcism (Redux)" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Soul Exorcism (Redux) is just as much a document of a space and time as it is the triumphant reissue of the legendary live album by James Chance & the Contortions. Chance & the Contortions (and his alter-ego-band, James White & the Blacks) were focused on probing the outer reaches of the late 1970's ...

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Exploring the Dangers Of

Label: ROIR
Released: 2004
Track listing: Drive By Dub; Casting Out the Nines; Scoop and Smash Em; Sick Im Kid; Real Wicked Ways; Awakening Dub (live); Fur Boots on the Party Moose (live); Sick Im (live)

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Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission

Label: ROIR
Released: 2004
Track listing: Dystopia; Simulacra; Space-Time Paradox; Babylon Site; Night City; System Malfunction

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Bill Laswell: Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission

Read "Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission" reviewed by John Kelman


Sometimes music is meant to engage the mind; other times it is meant purely to involve the body. Some would argue that the best music does both, and there may be some truth to that belief, but the reality is that there is room for both as distinct and separate entities. While much of Bill Laswell's ...

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Dub Trio: Exploring the Dangers Of

Read "Exploring the Dangers Of" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Dub is minimalist by definition: Reggae music deconstructed then rebuilt in deep echo and reverb (and, one suspects, plenty of thick, gummy smoke) to emphasize the hypnotic power of its repeating, resounding bass and drum. Dub is almost always a creature of the studio by definition too. But Exploring the Dangers Of dub is ...

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Bill Laswell: Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission

Read "Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Bassist, composer, and producer Laswell here reconvenes with several co-conspirators from previous dub and other world-beat projects: Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, drummer/percussionist Abdou Mboup, percussionist Karsh Kale (who served with Laswell in Tabla Beat Science and in the rhythm section for Herbie Hancock's acclaimed Future 2 Future set), and bassist Jah Wobble. I get Laswell's ...


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