Material ‎– Hallucination Engine

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Black Light 7:33
Mantra 8:44
Ruins (Submutation Dub) 8:54
Eternal Drift 7:35
Words Of Advice 3:58
Cucumber Slumber (Fluxus Mix) 7:30
The Hidden Garden / Naima 13:00
Shadows Of Paradise 9:45

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom 314-518 351-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PHCR-1752 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom PHCR-1752 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
74321 18190 2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom, Mango, Island Records 74321 18190 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PHCR-1752 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album, Promo) Axiom PHCR-1752 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
314-518 351-4 Material Hallucination Engine(Cass, Album, Dol) Axiom 314-518 351-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
518 351-1 Material Hallucination Engine(LP, Ltd, Num) Axiom 518 351-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MOVLP541 Material Hallucination Engine(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl MOVLP541 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Material Hallucination Engine(8xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2016
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CDr, Album, RE) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 2016 Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CDr, Album, RE) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 2019 Sell This Version
74321 18190 2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album, RE) Axiom, Mango, Island Records 74321 18190 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album, RE) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
000082 Material Hallucination Engine(CD, Album, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music, Limited Edition (6) 000082 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Alaindexe

Alaindexe

July 30, 2020
referencing Hallucination Engine, CD, Album, 314-518 351-2
VERY disappointing that Billy Cobham is NOT credited on « Words of advice » which is basically a remix a Cobham's « Snoopy’s search » + the voice of William Burroughs...
bugduche

bugduche

December 9, 2018
referencing Hallucination Engine, CD, Album, 314-518 351-2
"Words of advice" contains a citation of Ornette Coleman's composition "The blessing".
blackholehorizon

blackholehorizon

May 1, 2003
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Hallucination Engine, CD, Album, 314-518 351-2

Should anyone find this review, please do yourself a favor and track down this incredibly amazing recording. I would personally consider it the 'gateway drug' to my current Laswell addiction. It is my humble opinion that this album does / will stand proudly next to Miles Davis' 'In A Silent Way', Underworlds' 'Second Toughest...', Ben Neills' 'Tryptical' and Djivan Gasparyans' 'Moon Shines At Night' (all worth the effort as well).

Almost 300 CD's of Laswell / Laswell-related releases later and I'm still playing catch-up with 'Hallucination Engine'. The magic was in the air during these sessions - dub, ambient, jazz, hiphop, experimental, world - don't let categorizations fool you; they all get the treatment in a mix that is sublimely seamless while simultaneously showcasing the power and strengths of each style. A dizzying gathering of sonic experts are summoned here, and to his immortal credit Mr. Laswell inexplicably captures peak performances from each and every one of them. Nicky Skopelitis, Wayne Shorter, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Shankar, Sly Dunbar, Jonas Hellborg, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, Aib Dieng etc.

If it's one and only one you need, it is this one.