Monday, December 22, 2008
Material - One Down
Second album from Laswell's collective, going into a hard edged, streamlined Disco/Funk direction. Nicky Marrero, Nona Hendryx, Nile Rodgers and Fred Frith all contribute. It also features the curio "Memories", a song penned by Hugh Hopper of the Soft Machine that features some nasty sax from Archie Shepp and the lead vocal by the one and only Whitney Houston. Laswell sure liked to bring incongrous elements together, bless his heart. Not their best by any means, but i like it a lot.