bill laswell

Lo. Def Pressure

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CD; 1 copy left
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SR150
Price:
28,00€

Sixth project by Bill Laswell for Sub Rosa,
released in 2000.

Bass-wielding producer extraordinaire Bill Laswell straddles two continents, with one foot planted in New York and the other stepping firmly into New Dehli. lo. def pressure is built of two extended sound-panoramas which incorporate the best of both worlds. Mixed and mastered in NJ and NY with additional recording from Bombay, Dehli and Madras.

Pattering tabla rhythms merge with determined drum-and-bass stylings in shyvamythscience (23:36), behind which ambient textures swirl like incense smoke. Laswell's beyond-dub basslines wind through the proceedings, without overpowering the delicately hypnotic haze which unfurls like an exotic tapestry to be stitched by thousands of syncopated drumbeats. Rhythmic elements come and go, sometimes dropping out entirely to let the backdrop shine in a gorgeous state of ethnic-influenced ambiance, as in the several-minute-long closing passage.
A shimmering clouds of flutes and sultry ethno-beats warms up black ice (24:37) for the oncoming bass which thrums warmly. The Indian percussion melds seamlessly with the Western world's drum 'n' bass beats as both tirelessly pound on. More than midway through, the general atmosphere slows to a peaceful gathering of energized serenity. Eventually, the rhythms turn wispy, fading into a lovely twilight world of glowing resonance in a peaceful nightsky.

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FEATURES

BILL LASWELL
ZAKIR HUSSAIN
BADAL ROY

TRACK LISTING - CD / VINYL - 2 TRACKS

01 Shyvamythscience 23:36
02 Black Ice 24:37