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Bill Laswell - Hashisheen-The End Of Law

First Reading
The Old Man Of The Mountain
The Western Lands
The Spilled Cup
Marco Polo's Tale
Pilgrimage To Cairo
Freta Stark at Alamut
Castles
Hashish Poem
Sinan's Boat
Assassinations
The Mongols Destroy Alamut
The Divine Self
Morning High
A Quick Trip To Alamut
Slogans
Book of The Highest Initiation
The Lord of Ressurection
Assassinations
Tale of The Caliph Haken
The Assassins
Last Reading
Ubiquitous bassist and producer Bill Laswell's fascination with Arabic culture has led him into numerous strange and wonderful projects, including a field recording of Morocco's Master Musicians of Jajouka, a collaboration with William Burroughs on accompanied readings of mystical Egyptian texts, and this, an all-star program on which performers as diverse as Iggy Pop, Hakim Bey, William Burroughs, Patti Smith and the notorious Genesis P. Orridge (of Psychic TV infamy) read selections from ancient and modern texts written by or about the Hashisheen (or Assassins). The Hashisheen were an esoteric terrorist sect founded in 11th-century Persia by Hasan-i Sabbah, and the writings collected here are eerily beautiful: "I am the one near who does not depart," goes one passage. "If I punish you, it is my justice; if I forgive you, it is my generosity and my excellence. I am the master of mercy and dispenser of forgiveness and of the clear truth." Like the readings, the music that accompanies them is disturbing and perfect: Laswell is a long-established master of the dark, deep groove, and when Jah Wobble or Anton Fier takes the reins the results are no less powerful. 

5 commentaires:

LRRooster a dit…

Bingo ami Marius !Ca va m'intéresser. Un grand merci et bon dimanche.
Rooster

Marius Perlimpinpin a dit…

salut Rooster
il y a des matins tu te lèves et tu sais pas quoi écouté.
pour un dimanche de farniente ,je me suis dit celui la
pas mal.... et la voix de l'iguane ... frissons
bonne soirée a toi .
Marius

Marius Perlimpinpin a dit…

ah oui j'hésitais entre ça & Henry Rollins ...

Le Club Des Mangeurs De Disques a dit…

Hello Marius,
Voilà le genre de disque qui me fait regretter, une fois de plus, de n'être pas bilingue, mais, avec de tels participants, je ne pouvais pas passer à côté. Un grand merci,
Jimmy
P.S. : si tu as du temps, j'aimerais bien avoir ton avis sur mon post de demain...

John Warsen a dit…

Je l'ai réécouté hier en faisant du repassage, il me rappelle beaucoup le "seven chakras" de la même équipe qu'on doit encore trouver sur http://music-share.blogspot.fr/
(dans son âge d'or, je crois que j'avais dénombré 176 albums de bill lasxwell sur son blog