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Bill Laswell

b, *1955 US, Salem, Illinois
Musician / Producer of Electronic and Rock
A.k.a. Automaton Chaos Face Divination Jazzonia Rasa (3) Sacred System The Colonel (3) Valis

American bassist, producer and record label owner. Also owner of the Orange Music (5) studio, in West Orange, New Jersey, since 1997. Born February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan. He was married to Ethiopian singer Ejigayehu Shibabaw alias Gigi. Laswell ranks among the most prolific of musicians, being involved in hundreds of recordings with many musicians from all over the world. Laswell's music draws upon many different genres, most notably funk, various world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. He has also played or produced music from the noisier, more aggressive end of the rock spectrum, like hardcore punk and metal.

     
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
No Woman No Cry - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Waiting In Vain - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Is This Love - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Exodus - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Heathen - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
One Love / People Get Ready - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Burnin' And Lootin' - Remix on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers
So Much Trouble In The World - Instrumental Version on Dreams Of Freedom by Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Realm Of SpellsJah Wobble & Bill Laswell2019Album
Realm Of SpellsJah Wobble & Bill Laswell, Invaders Of The Heart2019Album
NowstalgiaAlex Haas / Bill Laswell2018Album
Mudang RockSimon Barker, Henry Kaiser, Bill Laswell, Rudresh Mahanthappa2018Album
Deconstruction Of The 80sBill Laswell2017Compil.
The Drawing CenterHideo Yamaki, Bill Laswell With Dave Douglas2017Album
Inaugural Sound Clash (For The 2 Americas)Hideo Yamaki, Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Mike Sopko, Dominic James2017Single
FunkcronomicBill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale2016Album
After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?Submerged vs. Bill Laswell2016Album
The StoneHideo Yamaki, Bill Laswell2016Single
Risurrezione - DuboperaMasahiro Shimba, Bill Laswell2016Album
Tagnawwit - Holy Black Gnawa TranceMaâlem Mokhtar Gania & Bill Laswell2016Album
Untaken PathBill Laswell & Hideo Yamaki2015Single
Realm IBarton Rage - Bill Laswell2015Album
On Brion GysinBill Laswell & Ira Cohen2015Album
Bass CultureBill Laswell2015Album
DuboperaBill Laswell / Masahiro Shimba2015Album
In DubBill Laswell2015Album
The ProcessJonathan Batiste, Chad Smith, Bill Laswell2014Album
The Dream MembraneDavid Chaim Smith, Bill Laswell, John Zorn2014Album
The StoneWadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell2014Single
Bilmawn - Little VillageBill Laswell2014Single
The StoneMilford Graves & Bill Laswell2014Single
ShuenBill Laswell / DJ Krush2014Single
Kauai : The Arch Of HeavenBill Laswell2014Album
Space/Time • RedemptionMilford Graves & Bill Laswell2014Album
Means Of DeliveranceBill Laswell2012Album
Túwaqachi (The Fourth World)Bill Laswell2012Album
Robert Musso's AxiomaticRobert Musso With Bill Laswell2012Album
BlixtRaoul Björkenheim / Bill Laswell / Morgan Ågren2011Album
Dub Of The PassoverDavid Gould vs Bill Laswell2011Album
Near NadirMark Nauseef - Ikue Mori - Evan Parker - Bill Laswell2011Album
Bass & DrumsBill Laswell, Tatsuya Nakamura, Hideo Yamaki2011Album
Invisible Design IIBill Laswell2009Album
No MatterMark Nauseef - Kudsi Erguner - Markus Stockhausen - Bill Laswell2008Album
LodgeFanu + Bill Laswell2008Album
Kasbah RockersKasbah Rockers With Bill Laswell2008Album
Low Life / Last ExitPeter Brötzmann / Bill Laswell2007Compil.
Live At The Bowery Poetry Project 11/07/04Robert Musso, Bill Laswell & Lance Carter2007Album
NeftakhirMaghrebika With Bill Laswell2006Album
Roots Tonic Meets Bill LaswellRoots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell2006Album
EpisomeOtomo Yoshihide / Bill Laswell / Tatsuya Yoshida2006Album
Bill Laswell & MaterialBill Laswell & Material2005Compil.
Todd Bridges On Lockdown (Temulent Remix) / Summary Execution (Corrupt Souls Remix)Bill Laswell vs. Submerged2005Album
Soup LiveOtomo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki2004Album
MassafatAzzddine With Bill Laswell2004Album
AFTERMATHematics instruMENTAL - Rhythm And RecurrenceBill Laswell · DXT2004Album
Brutal CallingBill Laswell Vs Submerged2004Album
A Navel City / No One Is ThereHoppy Kamiyama + Bill Laswell2004Album
Version 2 Version: A Dub TransmissionBill Laswell2004Album
Photo Op Before A Long Hard FuckBill Laswell vs. Submerged / Fracture & Neptune2003Album
SoupOtomo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki2003Album
Final OscillationsBill Laswell2003Compil.
Roir Dub SessionsBill Laswell2003Compil.
Book Of Exit : Dub Chamber 4Bill Laswell / Sacred System2002Album
Shy AngelsSussan Deyhim2002Album
The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The MoogPete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Featuring Bill Laswell2002Compil.
Radioaxiom RemixedJah Wobble & Bill Laswell2002Album
Life Space DeathToshinori Kondo And Bill Laswell Featuring His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso2001Album
Points Of OrderBill Laswell2001Album
Filmtracks 2000Bill Laswell2001Compil.
Radioaxiom – A Dub TransmissionJah Wobble • Bill Laswell2001Album
Emerald Aether: Shape ShiftingBill Laswell2000Album
Hear No Evil (Ambient Re-Orchestrations)Bill Laswell2000Single
Re-charged #1Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell2000Album
Dub Chamber 3Bill Laswell2000Album
Lo. Def PressureBill Laswell2000Album
Transformational Meditation - Perfect WeightKathy Freston, Janet Rienstra, Bill Laswell2000Album
Invisible DesignBill Laswell1999Album
Broken VesselsBill Laswell1999Album
Imaginary CubaBill Laswell1999Album
Hashisheen : The End Of LawBill Laswell1999Album
ChargedToshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell1999Album
PermutationBill Laswell1998Album
MeridiemPercy Howard, Charles Hayward, Fred Frith, Bill Laswell1998Album
The Dark Side Of The Moog VIIThe Dark Side Of The Moog Featuring Bill Laswell1998Album
Oscillations 2Bill Laswell1998Album
Moody's Mood For LoveBill Laswell1998Single
A-015Bill Laswell, Praxis1997Album
Oscillations (Nico & Scanner Remixes)Bill Laswell1997Album
Dub MeltdownBill Laswell Meets Style Scott1997Album
Oscillations (Remixes)Bill Laswell1997Album
Sacred System: Chapter TwoBill Laswell / Sacred System1997Album
The Dark Side Of The Moog VIThe Dark Side Of The Moog Featuring Bill Laswell1997Album
City Of LightBill Laswell1997Album
Ambient CompendiumBill Laswell1996Compil.
Interpieces OrganizationHaruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell1996Album
Russian Chants «Parastas» ~Ambient Mix~Boris Feoktistov Featuring Remixer Bill Laswell1996Album
Interpieces OrganizationHaruomi Hosono & Bill Laswell1996Album
The Dark Side Of The Moog IVThe Dark Side Of The Moog Featuring Bill Laswell1996Album
OscillationsBill Laswell1996Album
The Dark Side Of The Moog VThe Dark Side Of The Moog Featuring Bill Laswell1996Album
Silent RecoilBill Laswell1995Album
WebBill Laswell & Terre Thaemlitz1995Album
Somnific FluxMick Harris & Bill Laswell1995Album
Bass TerrorBill Laswell / Nicholas Bullen1995Album
Outer DarkBill Laswell1994Album
VisitationJonah Sharp / Bill Laswell1994Album
Axiom Ambient - Lost In The TranslationBill Laswell1994Single
Asian GamesYosuke Yamashita / Bill Laswell / Ryuichi Sakamoto1993Album
Deconstruction - The Celluloid RecordingsBill Laswell1993Compil.
I'll Strangle YouHector Zazou With Gérard Depardieu, Anneli Drecker, Bill Laswell, Tim Simenon1992Single
Improvised Music New York 1981Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Charles K. Noyes1992Album
I'll Strangle YouHector Zazou With Gérard Depardieu, Anneli Drecker, Bill Laswell, Tim Simenon1992Album
Hear No EvilBill Laswell1988Album
Low LifePeter Brötzmann / Bill Laswell1987Album
WorksongBill Laswell1984Album
Bill Laswell Material And FriendsBill Laswell1984Compil.
BaselinesBill Laswell1983Album
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