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Iggy Pop/Ryuichi Sakamoto – Risky (1987)

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As you lie in the dark

With your pink dress on

You look risky. lovely. risky.



Interesting late-eighties collaboration here between two greats in different musical genres, Messrs. Iggy Pop and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Bill Laswell was also involved in the songwriting, I believe.

Some background and words about the great innovative video.

In 1987, Pop appeared on the mostly instrumental album, Neo Geo by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The music video for “Risky”, written and directed by Meiert Avis, won the first ever MTV “Breakthrough Video Award”.

The ground breaking video explores (Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری)’s, transhumanist philosopher FM-2030’s ideas of “Nostalgia for the Future”, in the form of an imagined love affair between a robot and one of Man Ray’s models in Paris in the late 1930’s!

Additional inspiration was drawn from Jean Baudrillard, Edvard Munch’s 1894 painting “Puberty”, and Roland Barthes ” Death of the Author”.

The surrealist black and white video uses stop motion, light painting, and other retro in-camera effects techniques.

Meiert Avis shot Sakamoto while at work on the score for “The Last Emperor” in London. Sakamoto also also appears in the video painting words and messages to an open shutter camera.

Iggy Pop, who performs the vocals on “Risky”, chose not appear to in the video, allowing his performance space to be occupied by the surrealist era robot! Who can tell the difference?

Born in a corporate dungeon

Where people are cheated of life

I knew I could never stay home no

As you lie in the dark

With your pink dress on

You look risky lovely risky lovely

Child of the whispering skies

Risky that’s your name

Risky unashamed

Risky show your style

Risky love’s on trial

You make me feel that this heart is real

When you hold me love me hold me love me

Girl with the scream in her eyes

Risky that’s your name

Risky unashamed

Risky show your style

Risky love’s on trial

People fall apart all the time

I’ve been hit enough to know why

Climb to this point move on

Climb to this point move on

Career, career acquire, acquire

But what is life without a heart

There’s standing room only

Somebody better tell the truth

Proceed at your own risk

Risky that’s your name

Risky unashamed

Risky show your style

Risky love’s on trial

Why feel so sad

Let your heart be glad

Love is risky lovely risky lovely

Child of the whispering skies

Born in a corporate dungeon

Where people are cheated of life

I knew I could never stay home

Risky love, risky love, risky love, sweet love

Risky love, risky love, give me love, sweet love, risky love, risky love

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June 13, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Iggy Pop, Music_Alternative, Music_Ambient, Ryuichi Sakamoto, _ART, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve

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Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve (Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell)

September 1, 1998

Wordsound /ASIN: B000009OVX

This was the second outing under the Equations of Eternity banner which paired up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion.

Tracklisting

1. Baron Samedi 6:36

2. Magamat 6:22

3. Kurukulla 6:21

4. Luk Krok 6:04

5. Set Rising 5:26

6. Aether 6:39

7. Madre de Agua 5:41

8. Yama 5:39

9. Maka 6:54


All compositions by Bernocchi-Laswell-Harris.

Eraldo Bernocchi – electronics, programming, treated guitars
Bill Laswell – bass, interstellar influence
Mick Harris – electronics, programming

Review from Amazon:

https://i2.wp.com/www.ssmt-reviews.com/images/laswell/band.jpgEOE could be the strangest rock band on earth, consisting of Eraldo Bernocchi (guitars, samples), Bill Laswell (basses) and Mick Harris (drums).

“Veve” is one of the best records either artist has done. I wouldn’t place it on a par with Scorn’s masterpiece “Evanescence”, because it lacks diversity in sound, but it is far preferable to Mick’s and Bill’s later-era solo recordings.

The overall sound is dark, powerful and distorted, thanks to Mick’s slow but harsh drum beats and Bill’s croaking deep-sea basslines. But sometimes EOE manage it to sound even a *bit* friendly, particularly on “Aether” with its beautiful synth samples.

All in all, “Veve” is a surprisingly accessible album and provides a true listening adventure.

http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog%5CB%5CBill%20Laswell%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20&%20Mick%20Harris%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve)%5CBill%20Laswell,%20Mick%20Harris%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve).jpgHere she be:

http://tinyurl.com/yuawag

Big thanks It’s Coming Out Of Your Speaker


January 10, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Equations of Eternity, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve

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Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve (Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell)

September 1, 1998

Wordsound /ASIN: B000009OVX

This was the second outing under the Equations of Eternity banner which paired up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion.

Tracklisting

1. Baron Samedi 6:36

2. Magamat 6:22

3. Kurukulla 6:21

4. Luk Krok 6:04

5. Set Rising 5:26

6. Aether 6:39

7. Madre de Agua 5:41

8. Yama 5:39

9. Maka 6:54


All compositions by Bernocchi-Laswell-Harris.

Eraldo Bernocchi – electronics, programming, treated guitars
Bill Laswell – bass, interstellar influence
Mick Harris – electronics, programming

Review from Amazon:

https://i2.wp.com/www.ssmt-reviews.com/images/laswell/band.jpgEOE could be the strangest rock band on earth, consisting of Eraldo Bernocchi (guitars, samples), Bill Laswell (basses) and Mick Harris (drums).

“Veve” is one of the best records either artist has done. I wouldn’t place it on a par with Scorn’s masterpiece “Evanescence”, because it lacks diversity in sound, but it is far preferable to Mick’s and Bill’s later-era solo recordings.

The overall sound is dark, powerful and distorted, thanks to Mick’s slow but harsh drum beats and Bill’s croaking deep-sea basslines. But sometimes EOE manage it to sound even a *bit* friendly, particularly on “Aether” with its beautiful synth samples.

All in all, “Veve” is a surprisingly accessible album and provides a true listening adventure.

http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog%5CB%5CBill%20Laswell%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20&%20Mick%20Harris%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve)%5CBill%20Laswell,%20Mick%20Harris%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve).jpgHere she be:

http://tinyurl.com/yuawag

Big thanks It’s Coming Out Of Your Speaker


January 10, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Equations of Eternity, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve

The image “https://i1.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419KCVE76RL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Equations of Eternity Volume 2: Veve (Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell)

September 1, 1998

Wordsound /ASIN: B000009OVX

This was the second outing under the Equations of Eternity banner which paired up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion.

Tracklisting

1. Baron Samedi 6:36

2. Magamat 6:22

3. Kurukulla 6:21

4. Luk Krok 6:04

5. Set Rising 5:26

6. Aether 6:39

7. Madre de Agua 5:41

8. Yama 5:39

9. Maka 6:54


All compositions by Bernocchi-Laswell-Harris.

Eraldo Bernocchi – electronics, programming, treated guitars
Bill Laswell – bass, interstellar influence
Mick Harris – electronics, programming

Review from Amazon:

https://i2.wp.com/www.ssmt-reviews.com/images/laswell/band.jpgEOE could be the strangest rock band on earth, consisting of Eraldo Bernocchi (guitars, samples), Bill Laswell (basses) and Mick Harris (drums).

“Veve” is one of the best records either artist has done. I wouldn’t place it on a par with Scorn’s masterpiece “Evanescence”, because it lacks diversity in sound, but it is far preferable to Mick’s and Bill’s later-era solo recordings.

The overall sound is dark, powerful and distorted, thanks to Mick’s slow but harsh drum beats and Bill’s croaking deep-sea basslines. But sometimes EOE manage it to sound even a *bit* friendly, particularly on “Aether” with its beautiful synth samples.

All in all, “Veve” is a surprisingly accessible album and provides a true listening adventure.

http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog%5CB%5CBill%20Laswell%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20&%20Mick%20Harris%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve)%5CBill%20Laswell,%20Mick%20Harris%20&%20Eraldo%20Bernocchi%20-%20Equations%20of%20Eternity%20vol.2%20(Veve).jpgHere she be:

http://tinyurl.com/yuawag

Big thanks It’s Coming Out Of Your Speaker


January 10, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Equations of Eternity, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell – Equations of Eternity ( and Veve)

https://i2.wp.com/www.kompaktkiste.de/cd/_abc/_w/wscd015.jpgEraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell
‘Equations of Eternity (E.O.E.)’
CD: WordSound, USA, 1996 (WSCD015)
192kb/s, 77mb

This was the first outing under the Equations of Eternity banner which paired up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion.


Tracklisting

1. The Collector (6:48)

2. Eons Geography (5:50)

3. 5th Element (5.35)

4. Loa (6:31)

5. Stream (5:52)

6. Shadow Sewer (7:43)

7. Fifty Gates (4:33)

8. Descent (5:47)

9. Slow Bleed (5:51)


All compositions by Bernocchi-Laswell-Harris.

Eraldo Bernocchi – electronics, programming, treated guitars
Bill Laswell – bass, interstellar influence
Mick Harris – electronics, programming

Created at Verba Corrige Studio, Milan, Italy, The Black Box, Birmingham, England and Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York, October 1995 to September 1996.
Greenpoint Studio engineering: Robert Musso.
Mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi.
Produced by Eraldo Bernocchi for WordSound.
Artwork by Petulia Mattioli.

Review from Mick Harris’ Homepage:

https://i2.wp.com/www.ssmt-reviews.com/images/laswell/band.jpgThe first outing under the Equations of Eternity banner again pairs up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion. Anyone familiar with Scorn’s output over the last couple years will immediately recognize Harris’ studied, spare beat programming and his disembodied samples. The same goes for the very up-front Laswellian bass lines, which on a few songs are treated with a good amount of wah (achieving an uncanny Bootsy Collins effect on the track “Fifty Gates.”) Eraldo Bernocchi adds electronics that are mostly complimentary to Mick’s, and guitar that would never be recognized as such unless he was credited for it.

The album has a decidedly mystical theme to it – complete with Aleister Crowley quote on the sleeve – and certain parts of the beat mainframe sound a lot more indigenous/tribal than what I’m accustomed to from Mick Harris.

https://i1.wp.com/static.flickr.com/77/198867556_e5cd1b28c2.jpgThe album opens with a plaintive monk’s chant, and the drones that follow are of a quality that evokes wide-open spaces rather than urban paranoia. Adding to the mystical angle are tracks like “Loa” which exhibit a strong vodoun influence.

A high point of this album is that it manages to be reverent of the universal knowledge it conveys without reverting to cliches in presentation and technique. It seems as though all the participants honestly want to sculpt a 21st-century sacred music, and are aware that they can’t do so just by slapping some machine beats on top of a soloing didgeridoo. Like the best in sacred or ritual music, EOE has a physical impact, is loaded with tone color and isn’t intrusive. It’s a standout disc in the already impressive Wordsound catalog.

Tom K. Bailey”

https://i2.wp.com/www.kompaktkiste.de/cd/_abc/_w/wscd015.jpgHere she be:

RS – EBMHBL-EOE96.rar

Big thanks Nelly Hamburger


January 10, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Equations of Eternity, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell – Equations of Eternity ( and Veve)

https://i2.wp.com/www.kompaktkiste.de/cd/_abc/_w/wscd015.jpgEraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Bill Laswell
‘Equations of Eternity (E.O.E.)’
CD: WordSound, USA, 1996 (WSCD015)
192kb/s, 77mb

This was the first outing under the Equations of Eternity banner which paired up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion.


Tracklisting

1. The Collector (6:48)

2. Eons Geography (5:50)

3. 5th Element (5.35)

4. Loa (6:31)

5. Stream (5:52)

6. Shadow Sewer (7:43)

7. Fifty Gates (4:33)

8. Descent (5:47)

9. Slow Bleed (5:51)


All compositions by Bernocchi-Laswell-Harris.

Eraldo Bernocchi – electronics, programming, treated guitars
Bill Laswell – bass, interstellar influence
Mick Harris – electronics, programming

Created at Verba Corrige Studio, Milan, Italy, The Black Box, Birmingham, England and Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York, October 1995 to September 1996.
Greenpoint Studio engineering: Robert Musso.
Mixed by Eraldo Bernocchi.
Produced by Eraldo Bernocchi for WordSound.
Artwork by Petulia Mattioli.

Review from Mick Harris’ Homepage:

https://i2.wp.com/www.ssmt-reviews.com/images/laswell/band.jpgThe first outing under the Equations of Eternity banner again pairs up Bill Laswell and Mick Harris with help from Sigillum S’ Eraldo Bernocchi, who previously worked with Harris on the ‘Overload Lady’ drum ‘n bass excursion. Anyone familiar with Scorn’s output over the last couple years will immediately recognize Harris’ studied, spare beat programming and his disembodied samples. The same goes for the very up-front Laswellian bass lines, which on a few songs are treated with a good amount of wah (achieving an uncanny Bootsy Collins effect on the track “Fifty Gates.”) Eraldo Bernocchi adds electronics that are mostly complimentary to Mick’s, and guitar that would never be recognized as such unless he was credited for it.

The album has a decidedly mystical theme to it – complete with Aleister Crowley quote on the sleeve – and certain parts of the beat mainframe sound a lot more indigenous/tribal than what I’m accustomed to from Mick Harris.

https://i1.wp.com/static.flickr.com/77/198867556_e5cd1b28c2.jpgThe album opens with a plaintive monk’s chant, and the drones that follow are of a quality that evokes wide-open spaces rather than urban paranoia. Adding to the mystical angle are tracks like “Loa” which exhibit a strong vodoun influence.

A high point of this album is that it manages to be reverent of the universal knowledge it conveys without reverting to cliches in presentation and technique. It seems as though all the participants honestly want to sculpt a 21st-century sacred music, and are aware that they can’t do so just by slapping some machine beats on top of a soloing didgeridoo. Like the best in sacred or ritual music, EOE has a physical impact, is loaded with tone color and isn’t intrusive. It’s a standout disc in the already impressive Wordsound catalog.

Tom K. Bailey”

https://i2.wp.com/www.kompaktkiste.de/cd/_abc/_w/wscd015.jpgHere she be:

RS – EBMHBL-EOE96.rar

Big thanks Nelly Hamburger


January 10, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Equations of Eternity, Eraldo Bernocchi, Mick Harris, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Bill Laswell – Sacred System / ‘Nagual Site’

Bill Laswell – Sacred System / ‘Nagual Site’
CD: Wicklow/BMG, USA, 1998 (09026-63263-2)
mp3 @ 320kbs / 120mb

1. Raag Sohni (Khan, Buchen) 5.55
2. Black Lotus (Laswell) 10.13
3. X-Zibit-i (Laswell, Haynes) 7.45
4. Derive (Laswell, Lancaster) 5.24
5. Saiya Nikasegaye (Khan, Buchen) 6.11
6. Driftwork (Laswell, Wobble, Bell) 8.53
7. Aab Yaad Kar Tu (Khan, Buchen) 7.38

Credits
Gulam Mohamed Khan – harmonium, voice
Susan Deyhim – voice
Dave Liebman – soprano sax
Byard Lancaster – soprano sax
Graham Haynes – cornet
Craig Harris – trombone
Clive Bell – khene, shakuhachi
Nicky Skopelitis – 6 and 12 string guitars
Bernie Worrell – organ, electric piano
Bill Laswell – bass, keyboard, percussion
Jah Wobble – bass
Zakir Hussain – tabla
Badal Roy – tabla, voice
Bill Buchen – tabla, ektar, log drum, percussion
Hamid Drake – drums, frame drum
Aiyb Dieng – chatan, bells
Recorded and mixed at Orange Music, West Orange, New Jersey.
Engineering: Robert Musso.
Produced by Bill Laswell for Innerhythmic Foundation.

Here she be:

part1.rar

part2.rar

Thanks to original poster

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bill Laswell – Sacred System: Chapter Two

In Sacred System: Chapter Two, bassist and producer extraordinaire Bill Laswell makes good on the partly unfulfilled promise of 1996’s Sacred System Chapter One: Book of Entrance.

The difference, in this case, is a small ensemble of guest musicians who include Material guitarist Nicky Skopelitis, a tabla virtuoso named Bill Buchen, and jazz cornettist Graham Haynes (son of legendary bop drummer Roy Haynes).

Whereas Chapter One was a rather arid solo project, Chapter Two comes completely to life with the various contributions of its ensemble players: Skopelitis mostly lays back and contributes lovely textures, while Haynes defines cavernous aural spaces with his echoey, jazzy horn lines and Buchen delivers almost impossibly intricate percussion figures. Laswell himself seems more energized, as well, and his bass lines sound deeper, heavier, happier.

This is a deeply satisfying compilation of groove music from one of groove’s greatest living exponents.

More details can be had here: silent-watcher

Here she be:

massmirror

69MB VBR

Big thanks to original poster

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bill Laswell – Sacred System / ‘Nagual Site’

Bill Laswell – Sacred System / ‘Nagual Site’
CD: Wicklow/BMG, USA, 1998 (09026-63263-2)
mp3 @ 320kbs / 120mb

1. Raag Sohni (Khan, Buchen) 5.55
2. Black Lotus (Laswell) 10.13
3. X-Zibit-i (Laswell, Haynes) 7.45
4. Derive (Laswell, Lancaster) 5.24
5. Saiya Nikasegaye (Khan, Buchen) 6.11
6. Driftwork (Laswell, Wobble, Bell) 8.53
7. Aab Yaad Kar Tu (Khan, Buchen) 7.38

Credits
Gulam Mohamed Khan – harmonium, voice
Susan Deyhim – voice
Dave Liebman – soprano sax
Byard Lancaster – soprano sax
Graham Haynes – cornet
Craig Harris – trombone
Clive Bell – khene, shakuhachi
Nicky Skopelitis – 6 and 12 string guitars
Bernie Worrell – organ, electric piano
Bill Laswell – bass, keyboard, percussion
Jah Wobble – bass
Zakir Hussain – tabla
Badal Roy – tabla, voice
Bill Buchen – tabla, ektar, log drum, percussion
Hamid Drake – drums, frame drum
Aiyb Dieng – chatan, bells
Recorded and mixed at Orange Music, West Orange, New Jersey.
Engineering: Robert Musso.
Produced by Bill Laswell for Innerhythmic Foundation.

Here she be:

part1.rar

part2.rar

Thanks to original poster

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bill Laswell – Sacred System: Chapter Two

In Sacred System: Chapter Two, bassist and producer extraordinaire Bill Laswell makes good on the partly unfulfilled promise of 1996’s Sacred System Chapter One: Book of Entrance.

The difference, in this case, is a small ensemble of guest musicians who include Material guitarist Nicky Skopelitis, a tabla virtuoso named Bill Buchen, and jazz cornettist Graham Haynes (son of legendary bop drummer Roy Haynes).

Whereas Chapter One was a rather arid solo project, Chapter Two comes completely to life with the various contributions of its ensemble players: Skopelitis mostly lays back and contributes lovely textures, while Haynes defines cavernous aural spaces with his echoey, jazzy horn lines and Buchen delivers almost impossibly intricate percussion figures. Laswell himself seems more energized, as well, and his bass lines sound deeper, heavier, happier.

This is a deeply satisfying compilation of groove music from one of groove’s greatest living exponents.

More details can be had here: silent-watcher

Here she be:

massmirror

69MB VBR

Big thanks to original poster

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Bill Laswell – Sacred System Chapter One: Book Of Entrance @320

Babylon Ghost
Dread Iternal
Cyborg Assault
Galactic Zone
Sub Terrain


Produced and Arranged by Bill Laswell
Studio Support: Anton Fier
Engineeering, Programming and Pre-Production: Robert Musso
Roots Control: Skiz Fernando

Here she be: megaupload

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Bill Laswell – Sacred System Chapter One: Book Of Entrance @320

Babylon Ghost
Dread Iternal
Cyborg Assault
Galactic Zone
Sub Terrain


Produced and Arranged by Bill Laswell
Studio Support: Anton Fier
Engineeering, Programming and Pre-Production: Robert Musso
Roots Control: Skiz Fernando

Here she be: megaupload

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Bill Laswell, Music_Alternative, Music_WorldMusic, _MUSIC | Leave a comment