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Material - 53% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of Bill Laswell’s projects, Material was mixing jazz, funk and punk with hip-hop and scratch before the terms were invented; the result was stunning and powerful music. The original membership comprised Laswell (bass), Michael Beinhorn (keyboards), Fred Maher (drums), with additional input over the years coming from guitarists Fred Frith, Nicky Skopelitis and Sonny Sha Read more

Jah Wobble - 39% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Wardle, 1958, Stepney, London, England. An innovative bass player, Wobble began his career with Public Image Limited. Previously he had been known as one of the ‘four Johns’ who hung around Malcolm McLaren’s ‘Sex’ boutique, and adopted his unusual moniker following a drunken remark by Sid Vicious. Heavily influenced by the experimental rhythms o Read more

DJ Spooky - 18% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
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Jon Hassell - 16% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hassell acquired several university degrees including a PhD in musicology, before travelling to Cologne, Germany in 1965 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen. While in Cologne he met and played with Irmin Schmidt and Holgar Czukay, who later went on to form Can. The trumpeter and keyboard player returned to the USA in 1967 and began to play with Read more

Scorn - 16% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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A synthesis of new technology and the traditional grindcore logarithms of pounding bottom end drums and bass, Scorn are a UK duo of ex-Napalm Death personnel Mick Harris (drums; also a member of Painkiller) and Nick Bullen (bass, vocals) - initially helped out by a further former member of that band, Justin Broadrick (guitar). A debut album and attendant single, Vae Solis and & Read more

John Zorn - 15% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

Pete Namlook - 12% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Peter Kuhlmann, Germany. Pete ‘Namlook’ Kuhlmann is comfortably the most prolific and arguably the best of the new wave of ambient house artists to originally emerge in the early 90s. Before his immersion in the world of dance music, he had experimented with the sitar and new age jazz. His early solo EPs were shrouded in mystery, the labels distinguished solely by Read more

Fred Frith - 11% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 February 1949, Heathfield, East Sussex, England. One of the leading avant garde guitarists in contemporary music, Frith played violin and piano as a child before falling in love with the guitar. In 1968, he co-founded the left-field rock group Henry Cow and in 1974 recorded an innovative album of electric guitar improvisations, Guitar Solos. After Henry Cow’s demise Read more

Sounds From The Ground - 11% match to Bill Laswell

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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