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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell

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No Barriers. Tags. Frontiers. Trends. Jean Karakos' Celluloid Label Is Truly Independent

Interview by Gene Santoro, Pulse!, May 1987

SMALL RECORD labels usually concentrate on one particular musical style, or a related set of styles. Not Celluloid Records, which has sought from the beginning ...

Bill Laswell: Mad Maxim

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 16 May 1992

Laughing in the face of musical categories, Manhattan's AXIOM label smashes through Techno stomp, space bass boogie, classical gas, Islamic rap'n'thrash, ferocious free-form jazz and ...

Bill Laswell: Lost In Music

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, 18 August 1993

From Sly and Robbie to Mick Jagger and Public Image, record producer Bill Laswell's client list is as varied as the sounds he pulls out ...

An Interview with Bill Laswell

Interview by David Toop, Wire, The, December 1994

For almost two decades, Bill Laswell's music has traced a long, humid trail across continents, genres, moods, atmospheres and numerous collaborations. David Toop met him ...

The Last Poets: Bill Laswell on how to Produce A Holy Terror

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, September 1995

USUALLY, THE relationship between words and music on a recording puts the music first and the words second. But when Bill Laswell began work on ...

Alan Douglas: Thee Man Who Sold The Underworld

Retrospective and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Wire, The, July 1997

Now into his fifth decade at the doors of perception, label boss ALAN DOUGLAS hasworked with many of the century's underground greats, from Lenny Bruce, ...

Bill Laswell

Interview by Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, Winter 2000

MAVERICK PRODUCER and bassist Bill Laswell is on a mission to collapse musical boundaries by any means necessary. With a resolutely pioneering spirit, a typical ...

Bill Laswell

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

ONE OF THE new breed of record producers of the '80s and '90s, Laswell regards songs as "an old-fashioned primitive format". He is renowned for ...

Bill Laswell: Bass. How Low Can You Go?

Interview by John Doran, Quietus, The, July 2009

Prior to his appearance at Montreux Jazz Festival, John Doran caught up with Bill Laswell in New York and uncovered some surprising information about Def ...

see also Last Exit

see also Material


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