Thursday, July 23, 2009
Praxis ~ Sacrifist
Genre Avant-garde, Rock, Experimental, Heavy metal, Electronic music
Sacrifist is the second album of the Bill Laswell led project Praxis, released in 1994 on Laswell's label Subharmonic.
Originally, the album was intended to be a Rammellzee project, but soon was converted into the second Praxis album, after suggestions made by John Zorn.
The line-up features the core Praxis trio of Laswell, guitarist Buckethead and drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia. Additionally, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell (of Parliament-Funkadelic), both also featured on the debut album, return for one lengthy track each: "Deathstar" includes Collins' "free-form bass explorations" and "Crossing" features Worrell's "psychedelic improvisation on a distorted Hammond organ". Vocals are handled by Mick Harris from Napalm Death and Scorn as well as Yamatsuka Eye from Boredoms. John Zorn added some saxophone parts.
The music itself is a mix of noisy speed/thrash metal with short interludes of dub music and hip-hop.