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Here's Four Powerhouse Musicians and a Holy Ghost on 'Mudang Rock'

Guitarist extraordinaire Henry Kaiser assembles a crack band based around Simon Barker's Korean rhythmic skills.

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Bill Laswell: Means of Deliverance

This is the first album to exclusively feature Bill Laswell on a solo acoustic bass. But wait: you just might actually dig this.

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Do Or Die: An Interview with Bill Laswell

The mutli-hyphenated recording legend is showing no signs of slowing down, and while Method of Defiance continues releasing albums (and dub-drenched remixed versions of their own albums), Laswell joins PopMatters for a career-spanning interview.

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Lee "Scratch" Perry: Rise Again

The legendary and legendarily batty reggae pioneer teams up with Bill Laswell, with Bernie Worrell and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe lending a hand. The Lee Perry-ness that ensues is of a notably refined nature.

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The Recording Studio Becomes a Musical Instrument in Its Own Right in 'The Producer as Composer'

As Virgil Moorefield describes the process of sampling and detailing the typical studio set-up of an act like the Chemical Brothers, he shows us that the soundboard is not an easy instrument to master.

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Praxis: Tennessee 2004

An auditory snapshot of supergroup/jam band/fusion fiends Praxis and their live set at Bonnaroo, Tennessee 2004 may arguably be one of the best live albums released this century.

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Bill Laswell: Version 2 Version: A Dub Transmission

Flowing from lysergic wallows via trance-inducing solos that border on the aggressive, the majestic purity of the electric bass's tone drops onto the silky backing like a greased ball bearing.

Stefan Braidwood

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