1/  Chakra                                     (Laswell)                     24.14
  2/  Ananta (Passing Dream)                     (Laswell)                     23.31

          Created at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York
          Engineered by Robert Musso
          Assistant: Layng Martine
          Produced by Bill Laswell
Bill Laswell: sounds; Robert Musso: engineering, treatments.

          1994 - FAX +49-69/450464 (Germany), PS 08/66 (CD)


I finally found this album, after months of searching. Originally, I borrowed it for 2 weeks from Diazepam, and it ended up making an accidental 2-1/2 hour ferry ride so much more pleasant. Once I'd returned it, none of my sources could get their grubby hands on a copy. Eventually, Fohm managed to scrape a few out of Watts. Chakra is really Spacy, lazy sitar music with a little Industrial breeze underneath. Ananta is the sort of Ethnic/Industrial stuff that Mr. Laswell has got such a skill for making. It's another limited FAX pressing, so I'm hoping Mr. Laswell will re-release it on Axiom or something.

Dan Foley (courtesy of the Ambience For the Masses website)


_Outer Dark_, on the other hand, is not quite so overwhelming, but don't think it's boring. Not as bass heavy as _Outland_, this is still very eastern in feel, although it feels more like a tucked away vine-overgrown Buddhist temple in the jungles of Indonesia than a remote peak in Mongolia. This is very nice, very peaceful yet still challenging work from Bill. Very meditational.

Wallace Winfrey