AKIRA SAKATA WITH BILL LASWELL, PETE COSEY, HAMID DRAKE - KAIGARABUSHI - BILL LASWELL REMIX
Japanese free jazz icon Akira Sakata in collaboration with the legendary Pete Cosey (Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf), drummer Hamid Drake and bassist Bill Laswell. A remix of a track from the album fisherman's.com released in 2001, it offers traditional Japanese folk art meets funk and free improvisation. Mix-construction by Bill Laswell. Track: 1. Kaigarabushi Return (11:44). Available December 2, 2104.
BILL LASWELL – BILMAWN: LITTLE VILLAGE
Taken from the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch's newest film "Only Lovers Left Alive." Bilmawn captures the strong raw rhythmic elements of Morroccan music (trance and spirit). Track: 1. Little Village (5:19). Available December 2, 2014.from M.O.D. - A futuristic hybrid of music exploration - dub, dub step, reggae, world, africa,,drum'n'bass,,mutant hip hop,,avant metal,experimental, vocal music, instrumental, DJ culture and much more. M.O.D. resumes and continues the legacy of AXIOM, the timeless imprint established in 1989 by Bill Laswell with Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records.
A hell of a debut from Portia Monique – a singer who gets very strong support here from Reel People – who are very much at the top of their game too! The record's a bit like a Reel People album, but a lot more soulful up top – as Portia's vocals have this rich, righteous feel that really pushes the cosmic energy of the record forward – a bit like some of the best work we were hearing from the UK a decade ago, but a lot more fresh and individual as well! A great return to form for the kind of music we've always loved from Reel People – but with echoes of the more dynamic 4Hero side of the spectrum too. Titles include "Cloud IX", "Ain't Scared Of You", "Ecstasy", "My Love", "Grace", "Nobody", and "Never Give You Up". ~ Dusty Groove