Bill Laswell ‎– Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation

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Eternal Drift (9:00)
Below The Boundaries Of The Inner Sanctum
Eternal Theamlitz Curse
Light Of The Darkness
Construet Over Destiny
Sacred Drift
Aum (8:50)
Soul Searcher
Praying Mantra (Second Attention)
Tarab Scan
Ritual In Transfigured Time
Dharmapala (8:44)
Along A Ghostly Path
Before Dark
Konx Om Pax
Holy Mountain (8:16)
Assasin's Dream
Blues In The East
Alamut Transmission
Eternal Drift (Construct Over Destiny Mix) (12:02)
Below The Boundaries Of The Inner Sanctum
Internal Thaemlitz Curse
Light Of Darkness
Construct Over Destiny
Sacred Drift
Holy Mountain (L.F.O. What Do You Think? Mix) (9:05)
Assassin's Dream
Blues In The East
Alamut Transmission

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
524 053-1, 12AXM 4 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(LP, Album + 12", Maxi + Ltd, Num) Axiom, Axiom 524 053-1, 12AXM 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
524 053-1, 12AXM 4 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation Promo(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo + 12") Axiom, Axiom 524 053-1, 12AXM 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
314-524 053-1 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(2x12") Axiom 314-524 053-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-524 053-2 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(2xCD, Album) Axiom 314-524 053-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-524 053-4, 314-524 054-4, 314-524 055-4 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(2xCass, Album) Axiom, Axiom, Axiom 314-524 053-4, 314-524 054-4, 314-524 055-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(8xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2016

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adjef

adjef

September 25, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation, LP, Album + 12", Maxi + Ltd, Num, 524 053-1, 12AXM 4

What an album. This opened my ears in 1994. From out of this world ethnic stuff, chilling mysterious ambient and dub to banging beats, it's all here. And those two remixes just go on and on and on... Music for mindtravelling.

5/5 All day, every day.
TIM

TIM

June 10, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation, 2xCD, Album, 314-524 053-2

Surprised no comments here. And I don't see it any lists either. Because of those and fairly good ratings I still wouldn't say it's underrated though. But just because of Laswell's busy discography it's hard to pick out the better. Well this is my favorite of the dozen or so Laswell's I have. This is a really well done ambient record. Eternal Drift creates atmosphere beginning the album with a somber a beautiful tribal melody which sound like combinations of wind instruments. The song concludes with bringing it back to original melody that it started with after a trip that even featured some deep acid lines. As you can see from the titles there are segments to each song. This is great from an album perspective. It creates a depth and a must listen through completely. Most of the album is very tribal sounding. Like searching for lost ruins. There is an occasional bassline (granted, it's Laswell) and beat that separates this from similar sounding albums. The album plays a good balance between eerie, haunting and magical all along. With contributions from The Orb (who if you compare the period this was made to the orb's catalog it would be just before their much heralded Orbvs Terrarvm album which it could blend with nicely) and two ambient geniuses in my book, Terre Thaemlitz and Tetsu Innoue who in 1994 were doing some fantastic ambient on Fax and Instinct / Instinct Ambient. The song Peace has a Eno Apollo album feel and guitar to it. Later a horn section that sounds like an interlude from Roxy Music ala the song India. Very mellow and relaxing. Aum gets into a long eastern influenced section and whether that is to your liking or not, Cosmic Trigger gets the album quickly back on track with a most memorable air fx guitar. I remember passing up buying this one time in 1994. Never saw it again until this year I picked up a copy for $7.99. Money well spent and a double album to boot.