1/ Broken Vessel (Laswell) 5.37 2/ ER (Laswell) 3.17 3/ Dementia (Laswell) 2.58 4/ Light Speed (Laswell) 3.46 5/ Strained (Laswell) 4.52 6/ High Ride (Laswell) 2.07 7/ Needle Drop (Laswell) 2.32 8/ Graveyard (Laswell) 1.49 9/ Smoking Up (Laswell) 5.14 10/ Explosion (Laswell) 1.16 11/ First Call (Laswell) 5.40 12/ Falling Under (Laswell) 2.17 13/ Cost Control (Laswell) 2.47 14/ Hands (Laswell,Carson) 4.47 Recorded and mixed at Orange Sound Studios, West Orange, New Jersey Engineered by Robert Musso Produced and arranged by Bill Laswell Executive Soundtrack Producer: Tracy McKnight Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone StudiosBill Laswell: basses, guitars, keyboards, samples, percussion; Nicky Skopelitis: guitars; Lance Carter: drums; Lori Carson (14): vocals.
1999 - VelVel/Koch Records (USA), KOC CD 8055 (CD)
Otherwise, the album provides a condensed trip through many of Laswell's touchstones -- ambient drones, modified world music elements, cracking funk, ear-bleed level rock, explosively percussive rhythm structures, and so on. Nicky Skopelitis provides terrific support via some blazing guitar work, while Lance Carter's drumming seems (in terms of Laswell's production methods) less significant by far. Broken Vessels is not one of Laswell's milestones, by any means, but it is an engaging and propulsive recording.
Steven E. McDonald (review courtesy of the All Music Guide website)