Material "One Down"

Material "One Down"

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One Down
Elektra (US) 1982
ELEKTRA 9 (LP) Original Inner Sleeve
sleeve : EX(Right edge of back side faded)
media : NM-/NM-(Some parts may have a slight dust noise.)

This album was released in 1982 by Material, a project led by bassist Bill Laswell and keyboardist Michael Beinhorn, who create an experimental sound that encompasses various styles such as funk, electro, noise, and punk, using jazz as a format. From jazz musicians such as Fred Frith, Daniel Ponce, Oliver Lake, and Archie Shepp to soul/funk musicians such as Nile Rodgers and Nona Hendrix, Bill Laswell's wide range of influences is evident. Bernard Fowler of the NYC Peech Boys, with whom Larry Levan was deeply involved, also contributes vocals. The original A1, covered by Italo disco artist Mr. Flagio, the garage feeling A2, the downtempo A4 with its laid back beat, the B4 that is an answer to Herbie Hancock's "Rock It", and the Roland TR-808 drum machine and vocoder. -808 drum machine, vocoder, Oberheim synthesizer, and other electronics and live instruments are used throughout the album to create a danceable New York-style sound.

A1: Take a Chance
A4: Let Me Have It All
B4: Don't Lose Control

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