1/  Turn the Screw                             (Laswell,Haynes)              16.24
        Material with Graham Haynes
  2/  Carbon 12                                  (Soul Slinger,Quinlin)        6.24
        DJ Soul Slinger and David Quinlin
  3/  Active Code                                (Laswell,Lancaster)           19.42
        Material with Byard Lancaster
  4/  Secondary Inversion                        (Miller)                      7.57
        DJ Spooky
  5/  Ephedream (Benwa Mix)                      (Full Cone)                   7.30
        Full Cone

          Tracks 1 and 3 recorded at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York
          Track 2 recorded at Liquid Sky, NYC
          Track 4 recorded at Mindswerve Studio, NYC
          Track 5 recorded at Tyrell Studios, Emeryville, California
          Tracks 1 and 3 engineered by Robert Musso
          Tracks 2 and 4 engineered by Chris Flam
          Tracks 1 and 3 mixed by Oz Fritz
          Each track produced by itís respective writer, except where noted
          Tracks 1 and 3 produced by Bill Laswell
          Track 2 produced by DJ Soul Slinger
          Conceived and constructed by Bill Laswell and Robert Soares
          Executive Producer: Norman Isaacs
Bill Laswell (1,3): beats, bass, sounds; Graham Haynes (1): trumpet; DJ Soul Slinger & David Quinlin (2): sounds, beats; Byard Lancaster (3): saxophone; DJ Spooky (4): bass, beats, scratchy record noises; Tredlite Da Spazecrafta (4): flute.

          1996 - Ion (USA), IN 2001-2 (CD)
          2016 - Bill Laswell Bandcamp (digital only)


Yet another genre-blending comp from the Laswell camp, bringing together Laswell's Material project with a pair of collaborators (Graham Haynes and Byard Lancaster), and featuring tracks from DJ Spooky, DJ Soul Slinger, and Fullcone. A mixture of uptempo breakbeat and downtempo ambient dub/trip-hop, none of the tracks (save perhaps for Benwa's mix of Fullcone's "Ephedream") are particularly essential, but they're all well done and together serve as an enjoyable snapshot of a particular moment in dub/funk/hip-hop/electronica's cross-pollination.

Sean Cooper (courtesy of the All Music Guide by way of the Get Music website)