Bill Laswell ‎– Hashisheen : The End Of Law


Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SR 154, sr154 Bill Laswell Hashisheen : The End Of Law(CD, Album) Sub Rosa, Sub Rosa SR 154, sr154 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
none Bill Laswell Hashisheen: The End Of Law(22xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Meta Records none 2000
none Bill Laswell Hashisheen : The End Of Law(22xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2016



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September 5, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Hashisheen : The End Of Law, CD, Album, SR 154, sr154
One of the most original and therefore well-recognised work among Laswell's vast catalogue. A group of artists read pieces of the story of Hassan Ibn Sabbah, a legendary outcast and chief of nomadic assassins in the ancient Middle East. The voices are amazing (think Iggy Pop for starters), and backed up with Laswell's groovy bass and drums give you one great an experience in music. Spoken word ambient pieces are usually risky, certainly not for a casual listening, however this one is worth as many attempts as required to get the feeling of its humid, illusionary atmosphere - all the hints are there.

Once I have been listening to this album while browsing through my colleagues' pictures, and once for a good couple of seconds the lines of the story corresponded to what have I been seeming on the pictures! It's all about hasheesh, amazing.