Baselines by Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell has appeared on and produced countless records to date, but this reissue takes us all the way back to 1983, and Bill’s first ever album. Baselines is a rubbery suite of jazz-funk for brass, wind, synthesisers, percussion, and Bill’s spacey, wobbly bass guitar, all produced dubstyle! Baselines is reissued by Tiger Bay.

Vinyl LP £18.49 TB6010

180g vinyl reissue LP on Tiger Bay. Cut at 45rpm.

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Baselines by Bill Laswell
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8/10 Jack 25th June 2017

Here, Bill Laswell takes a slightly different turn with the whole Material concept putting an album out under his own name, featuring his trademark slithering/darting bass and devil-may-care experimental whims, plus lots of funk. The opening track "Activate" features drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson driving things along like a huge steam locomotive that can be barely controlled as Laswell takes dangerous hairpin turns and unexpected twists with his bass, buoyed by all kinds of synth and found-sound madness by Michael Beinhorn.


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