Sunday, September 07, 2008

Material - Hallucination Engine

The other Material record put out on Axiom...certainly the one that's met with more acclaim (Rolling Stone even gave it four stars)...this is a record that brings dignity to the word "fusion". Dig the personnel involved (courtesy of discogs.com):
  • Arranged By - Bill Laswell
  • Bass - Bill Laswell , Bootsy Collins , Jonas Hellborg
  • Chatan, Congas, Percussion - Aiyb Dieng
  • Daff, Tambourine - Michael Baklouk
  • Drums [Kit] - Sly Dunbar
  • Engineer - Martin Bisi , Oz Fritz , Robert Musso
  • Ghatam - Vikku Vinayakram
  • Guitar, Sitar, Baglama - Nicky Skopelitis
  • Mastered By - Howie Weinberg
  • Ney - Jihad Racy
  • Oud - Simon Shaheen
  • Piano [Electric], Organ [Hammond B-3] - Bernie Worrell
  • Producer - Bill Laswell
  • Qanoum - George Basil
  • Sampler, Programmed By [Beats, Loops] - Bill Laswell
  • Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano] - Wayne Shorter
  • Synthesizer - Jeff Bova , Nicky Skopelitis
  • Tabla - Trilok Gurtu , Zakir Hussain
  • Violin - Shankar , Simon Shaheen
  • Voice - Fahiem Dandan , Liu Sola , William S. Burroughs

This record is still in print so I can only give you one track and a link to buy the rest...which you must do...right now.

Download:
Material - The Hidden Garden/Naima - from Hallucination Engine