1/ Elephant Alarm - Ataxia (Musso,Ghari) 4.33 2/ Hell-Odz - DJ Disk (Quintanilla) 3.07 3/ Him - SIMM (Bernocchi) 3.53 4/ Southside - Dr. Israel (Israel) 4.45 5/ Sobeit - Splice (Splice) 3.11 6/ Tempura Dub - Mad Professor (Fraser) 3.06 7/ 20/20 - Torture (Bobb) 2.06 8/ Neptunes Dream - Electric Soul (Electric Soul) 5.13 9/ Hed Gamez (neurons take a beating) - Spectre (Fernando) 4.11 10/ Automatic Brain - Ben Wa (Ben Wa) 3.35 11/ Splendor - Professor Shehab & Dr. Isreal (Israel,Ghari) 4.58 12/ Normalize - Crux (Crux) 3.56 13/ Fax Fungus & Funk - Worship (Worship) 3.08 14/ Shaping Technique - Splice (Splice) 2.50 15/ 100% - Blumolius Music (Blumolius Music) 2.49 16/ Hotair - Crux (Crux) 2.51 17/ CTM Crash the Mac - Electric Soul (Electric Soul) 2.37 Recorded in various locations in 1996 Exhumed from the vaults of Orange Music, New Jersey on Tuesday, July 11th 2006, at approximately 2:30 PM Summoned by Bill Laswell Overseen by The Almighty Unseen Force that makes all things possible. 2007 - WordSound Digital (USA), WSDD009 (Digital)Note: This is only available through WordSound's digital arm, at various on-line download services.
Unfortunately - and I say so as a representative of an apparently vanishing breed, i.e., those partisans of real, physical albums you can hold in your hands to enjoy their cover art and pore over their liner notes - it is only available in downloadable form, primarily at the WordSound Digital portal. "Beat Alchemy: Sublime Manipulations" features the familiar names of Ataxia, DJ Disk, SIMM (Bernnochi), Dr. Israel, Mad Professor, Spectre (now and as always, the downright scariest track of them all) and the now-defunct Ben Wa, along with an armful of lesser-known illbientists who may now have disappeared forever (Splice, Electric Soul, Crux, Worship, Blumolius Music). Though Laswell "summoned" the artists and supervised the compilation, he does not seem to have contributed to it, unless he is hiding behind a hitherto unused pseudonym.
Stephen Fruitman courtesy of the Sonomu website