Δευτέρα, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

Bill Laswell & Sacred System - Nagual Site [1998]


A hybrid sound, from rock to jazz to funk to world/ ethnic music. Heavy duty Indian raga meets funk bass, uptempo rhythms, frantic tablas, mellow sensual sax. Shades of electro funk Miles Davis. This is spiritual funk, a sort of spiritual Material. Big names, an all star line up which includes Dave Liebman, Graham Haynes, Bernie Worrell, Jah Wobble, Sussan Deyhim, Zakhir Hussain, Laswell and much more. Great production, wonderfully dark at times. Laswell plays some killer bass at times (X Zibit i) . Qawalist Gulam Mohamed Khan does a fine job supplying the vocals, perfect for on a sultry summer night, the drone of the harmonium accompanying him at all times. Atmospherically ambient, almost what we have come to expect of anything Bill Laswell has been involved in with. Black Lotus has some great organ / drum/ bass interplay. What drives this album are the eastern rhythms merging with jazz ideas. I hear my own ghosts crop up- Shakti, McLaughlin / Santana, Oregon but this recording plunges far far deeper into some sort of heart of darkness. Hussain's tabla playing is reminiscent of the work he did on City Of Lights. First rate. Don't hesitate just pursue a copy. 



Enjoy! 

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