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BILL LASWELL - FILMTRACKS 2000
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BILL LASWELL - FILMTRACKS 2000

2001, Tzadik TZ 7511

inlay and cd in excellent condition

1 Oman
2 Turf War
3 Oum el Bouaghi
4 Haji Baig
5 Into the Void
6 Comoro 1
7 Siren Song
8 Soldiers of Misfortune
9 Deadly Haven
10 Portals
11 Jammu
12 Abu Sayyam
13 The Taliban
14 Comoro 2
15 Odyssey
16 El-Oued

Bill Laswell
with
Ginger Baker, Ayib Dieng, Graham Haynes, Jonas Hellborg, Robert Musso, Nicky Skopelitis, Bernie Worrell, Jah Wobble

Review by Thom Jurek
The Tzadik Film Music series was supposedly for those artists who composed soundtrack music for specific projects or directors. With the albums of John Zorn (whose soundtracks numbered ten volumes by late 2001), Fred Frith, Evan Lurie, Phillip Johnston, Frank London, and Ikue Mori, this has been the case. Listeners cannot be so sure with this offering by Laswell, which, despite its title, has no reference to a film, video, director, or cinema of any kind listed on its sleeve. The music "seems" cinematic, but only insofar as his music does anyway. The cast of characters is familiar enough: Ginger Baker, Aiyb Deng, Graham Haynes, Nicky Skopelitis, Jonas Hellborg, Jah Wobble, Bernie Worrell, Robert Musso, etc., and there are a few new ones, too: Karl Berger, Tata Guiness, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek. The music? A montage of Middle Eastern motifs, dub-heavy soundscapes, American West panoramas of intricate, floating guitar and bass, all strung together with loops, triggered as well as organic percussion, and ambiences and loops that hover around inside the music, giving it a feeling of being somehow associated with cinematic images — or at least photographic ones.

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