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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell
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Bill Laswell (b. February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer, and record label owner. Material is one of his most well-known projects.
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http://www.myspace.com/billlaswell
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Releases on file (67)
Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations
(7d Media 1812, 2019, CD / DL)
LEF — Hyersomniac LEF — Hyersomniac
(RareNoise RNR070, 2017, CD)
Gaudi — Magnetic Gaudi — Magnetic
(RareNoise RNR080, 2017, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa Wadada Leo Smith — Najwa
(TUM Records 049, 2017, CD)
Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor
(RareNoise RNR066LP, 2016, 10")
Bill Laswell / Bernie Worrell / Karsh Kale — Funkcronomic Bill Laswell / Bernie Worrell / Karsh Kale — Funkcronomic
(M.O.D. Technologies MODDS00028, 2016, DL)
Masahiro Shimba / Bill Laswell — Dubopera Masahiro Shimba / Bill Laswell — Dubopera
(M.O.D. Technologies , 2015, DL)
Hu Vibrational — The Epic Botanical Beat Suite Hu Vibrational — The Epic Botanical Beat Suite
(M.O.D. Technologies META019, 2015, CD)
Animation — Machine Language Animation — Machine Language
(RareNoise RNR055, 2015, CD)
Barton Rage / Bill Laswell — Realm I Barton Rage / Bill Laswell — Realm I
(M.O.D. Technologies , 2015, DL)
Praxis — Sound Virus Praxis — Sound Virus
(M.O.D. Technologies , 2015, CD)
Milford Graves / Bill Laswell — Space / Time Redemption Milford Graves / Bill Laswell — Space / Time Redemption
(M.O.D. Technologies TUM040, 2015, CD)
Helio Parallax — 1 Helio Parallax — 1
(M.O.D. Technologies MOD0014, 2014, CD)
Jon Batiste / Chad Smith / Bill Laswell — The Process Jon Batiste / Chad Smith / Bill Laswell — The Process
(M.O.D. Technologies MOD0015, 2014, CD)
Mumpbeak — Mumpbeak Mumpbeak — Mumpbeak
(RareNoise RNR035, 2013, CD)
Animation — Agemo Animation — Agemo
(RareNoise RNR018, 2011, 2CD)
Blixt — Blixt Blixt — Blixt
(Cuneiform Rune 335, 2011, CD)
Death Cube K — Torn from Black Space Death Cube K — Torn from Black Space
(RareNoise RNR005, 2009, CD)
Praxis —  Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) Praxis — Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
(M.O.D. Technologies MOD0005, 2008, CD)
Shine — Lightyears Shine — Lightyears
(ION 2021, 2007, CD)
Bernie Worrell — Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth Bernie Worrell — Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth
(MVDV4618, 2007, DVD)
Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell
(Innerhythmic INR016, 2004, CD)
Praxis — Tennessee 2004 Praxis — Tennessee 2004
(ROIR (Reachout International Records) RUSCD 8301, 2004/2007, CD)
Lili Haydn — Light Blue Sun Lili Haydn — Light Blue Sun
(Private Music 82876 50931 2, 2003, CD)
Tabla Beat Science — Talamanam Sound Clash Tabla Beat Science — Talamanam Sound Clash
(Palm Pictures PALMDVD 3065-2, 2003, 2DVD)
Tabla Beat Science — Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove Tabla Beat Science — Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove
(Palm Pictures PALMCD 2084-2, 2002, 2CD)
James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood
(Innerhythmic INR005, 2001, CD)
Various Artists — Innerhythmic Sound System Various Artists — Innerhythmic Sound System
(Innerhythmic INR004, 2001, CD)
Bill Laswell — Points of Order Bill Laswell — Points of Order
(Innerhythmic INR011, 2001, CD)
Mari Boine — Remixed (Oðða Hámis) Mari Boine — Remixed (Oðða Hámis)
(NorthSide NSD6073, 2001/2003, CD)
Tabla Beat Science — Tala Matrix Tabla Beat Science — Tala Matrix
(Palm Pictures PALMCD 2046-2, 2000, CD)
Toshinori Kondo / Eraldo Bernocchi / Bill Laswell — Charged Toshinori Kondo / Eraldo Bernocchi / Bill Laswell — Charged
(Innerhythmic INR002, 1999, CD)
Buckethead  — Monsters and Robots Buckethead — Monsters and Robots
(CyberOctave COCD 47499, 1999, CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra Russell Mills / Undark — Pearl + Umbra
(Instinct INS-501-2, 1999, CD)
Praxis — Warszawa Praxis — Warszawa
(Innerhythmic INR003, 1999, CD)
Buckethead  — Colma Buckethead — Colma
(CyberOctave COCD 2006, 1998, CD)
Percy Howard / Charles Hayward / Fred Frith / Bill Laswell — Meridiem Percy Howard / Charles Hayward / Fred Frith / Bill Laswell — Meridiem
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90098, 1998, CD)
Praxis — Mold Praxis — Mold
(Yikes Y7775-2, 1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis
(Columbia CK 67909, 1997, CD)
Buckethead — The Day of the Robot Buckethead — The Day of the Robot
(Sub Meta SM 9804, 1996, CD)
Haruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell — Interpieces Organization Haruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell — Interpieces Organization
(Baidis TECN-30336, 1996, CD)
Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One) Russell Mills / Undark — Strange Familiar (AKA Undark One)
(Instinct INS526-2, 1996/2000, CD)
Praxis — Transmutation Live Praxis — Transmutation Live
(Douglas Music ADC05, 1996, CD)
Haruomi Hosono — N.D.E. Haruomi Hosono — N.D.E.
(Antilles 314 528 038-2, 1995, CD)
Material — Hallucination Engine Material — Hallucination Engine
(Axiom 315-518 351-2, 1994, CD)
Praxis — Metatron Praxis — Metatron
(Subharmonic SD 7007-2, 1994, CD)
Yosuke Yamashita / Bill Laswell / Ryuichi Sakamoto — Asian Games Yosuke Yamashita / Bill Laswell / Ryuichi Sakamoto — Asian Games
(Verve 314 518 344-2, 1993, CD)
Praxis — Sacrifist Praxis — Sacrifist
(Subharmonic SD 7002-2, 1993, CD)
Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue Hector Zazou — Sahara Blue
(Tristar WK 57779, 1992, CD)
Praxis — Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) Praxis — Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
(Axiom 314-512 338-2, 1992, CD)
Mandingo — New World Power Mandingo — New World Power
(Axiom 539 876-2, 1990, CD)
Fred Frith — Step across the Border Fred Frith — Step across the Border
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 03, 1990/2002, CD)
Bill Laswell — Hear No Evil Bill Laswell — Hear No Evil
(Meta MT005, 1988/2000, 2CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo Ryuichi Sakamoto — Neo Geo
(GT Music MHCL 1365, 1987/2009, CD)
Laurie Anderson — Home of the Brave Laurie Anderson — Home of the Brave
(Warner Bros 9 25400-2, 1986, CD)
Peter Gabriel — So Peter Gabriel — So
(Geffen Records 9 24088-2, 1986, CD)
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Decode Yourself Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Decode Yourself
(Island Records 7 90247-1, 1985, LP)
Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak Laurie Anderson — Mister Heartbreak
(Warner Bros 9 25077-2, 1984, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Sound-System Herbie Hancock — Sound-System
(Columbia CK 65961, 1984/1999, CD)
Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta
(Celluloid CEL 6103, 1984/1987, CD)
Daevid Allen — Alien in New York Daevid Allen — Alien in New York
(Charly Records CYZ 101, 1983, 12")
Bill Laswell — Baselines Bill Laswell — Baselines
(Celluloid CELCD 5505, 1983, CD)
Brian Eno — Ambient 4 (On Land) Brian Eno — Ambient 4 (On Land)
(Virgin ENOCD 8, 1982/2007, CD)
Material — Memory Serves Material — Memory Serves
(Restless 7 72653-4, 1981/1992, CD)
Brian Eno / David Byrne — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Brian Eno / David Byrne — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
(Nonesuch 79894-2, 1981/2006, CD)
Fred Frith — Speechless Fred Frith — Speechless
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 04, 1981/1991, CD)
Curlew — Curlew Curlew — Curlew
(Landslide LD 1004, 1980, LP)

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