Bill Laswell ‎– Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation

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Axiom ‎– 314-524 053-2
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Eternal Drift
Featuring [Contributions] – Terre ThaemlitzWritten-By – B. Laswell*, N. Skopelitis*, T. Thaemlitz*
(15:53)
1-1a Below The Boundaries Of The Inner Station
1-1b Eternal Thaemlitz Curse
1-1c Light Of Darkness
1-1d Construct Over Destiny
1-1e Sacred Drift
Peace
Written-By – E. Hazel*, P. Sanders*, S. Sharrock*
(17:11)
1-2a My Soul To Keep
1-2b Who Does She Hope To Be?
1-2c Peace In Essaouria (For Sonny Sharrock And Eddie Hazel)
Aum
Featuring [Contributions] – The OrbWritten-By – C. Shankar*, Ganam Rao, Jah Wobble, N. Skopelitis*, Shankar, V. Lakshminarayana
(17:37)
1-3a Soul Searcher
1-3b Praying Mantra (Second Attention)
1-3c Tarab Scan
1-3d Ritual In Transfigured Time
Cosmic Trigger
Written-By – B. Worrell*, B. Laswell*, B. Collins*, Buckethead, G. Clinton*
(16:19)
1-4a Through The Flames
1-4b Cosmic Slop
1-4c Animal Behavior
Dharmapala
Written-By – J. Hellborg*, M.A. Wahab*
(14:35)
2-1a Along A Ghostly Path
2-1b Before Dark
2-1c Knox Om Pax
Flash Of Panic
Written-By – B. Laswell*, G. Baker*, H.A. Attar*, N. Skopelitis*
(15:17)
2-2a Pipes Of Pan
2-2b Up Above The World
2-2c Under Black Skies
2-2d Out Of The Ether
Holy Mountain
Written-By – B. Laswell*, L. Sola*
(16:41)
2-3a Assassin's Dream
2-3b Blues In The East
2-3c Alamut Transmission
Ruins
Featuring [Contributions] – Tetsu InoueWritten-By – B. Laswell*, T. Inoue*
(8:00)
2-4 Bubble Wrap Mix

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Sound sculptures by Bill Laswell with contributions from Terre Thaemlitz, The Orb, Tetsu Inoue.

Created at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn.
Mastered at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn.

(P)(C)1994 Island Records, Inc.

Made in the U.S.A.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Seven of the eight tracks actually contain individual movements or sub-tracks.

Issued in a standard double jewel case with grey tray.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 314-524053-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452405326
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1. Variant 1): 314 524 054-2 01!
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1. Variant 2): 314 524 054-2 01! B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 314 524 055-2 01%
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2. Variant 2): 314 524 055-2 01% B
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 & CD2. Moulded in Moulding Area): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L005
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant 1)): IFPI 0353
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant 2)): IFPI 0333
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant 3. With Matrix/Runout Variant 2)): IFPI 0351
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant 1)): IFPI 0348
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant 2)): IFPI 0343
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant 3. With Matrix/Runout Variant 2)): IFPI 0346

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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
none Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(8xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2016
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
314-524 053-4, 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
314-524 053-1 Bill Laswell Axiom Ambient - Lost In The Translation(2x12") Axiom 314-524 053-1 US 1994 Sell This Version

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benow

benow

November 8, 2014
Consistently amazing.
TIM

TIM

June 10, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

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.