Material

Profile:
Experimental punk-jazz-funk-noise-electro band, founded in 1978 by bassist Bill Laswell and keyboard player Michael Beinhorn.
Material was not only a band name, but an alias for the intensive production work of the duo (for Afrika Bambaataa, Herbie Hancock, Nona Hendryx ...).

Michael Beinhorn left the 'band' in 1985. In the 90s, Material became more world/indian/afro/ambient/dub-oriented.
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Albums

204 291, 204 291-320 Material - Memory Serves album art Material Memory Serves (Album) Celluloid 204 291, 204 291-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
741 003, CEL 741 003 Material - One Down album art Material One Down (Album) Elektra, Celluloid 741 003, CEL 741 003 France 1982 Sell This Version
V2596 Material - Seven Souls album art Material Seven Souls (Album) Virgin V2596 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PSCD-1099, AXCD3005, 444 036 2 Material - The Third Power album art Material The Third Power (Album) Axiom PSCD-1099, AXCD3005, 444 036 2 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
JICK-89225 Material - Live In Japan album art Material Live In Japan (Album) Jimco Records JICK-89225 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PHCR-1752 Material - Hallucination Engine album art Material Hallucination Engine (Album) Axiom PHCR-1752 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
DIW-389 Material - Live From Soundscape album art Material Live From Soundscape(CD, Album) DIW DIW-389 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
314 558 021-1 Material - The Road To The Western Lands album art Material With William S. Burroughs Material With William S. Burroughs - The Road To The Western Lands (Album) Triloka Records, Mercury 314 558 021-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2019-2 Material - Intonarumori album art Material Intonarumori (Album) Palm Pictures, Axiom PALMCD 2019-2 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MOD0004 Material - Mesgana Ethiopia album art Gigi W Material Gigi W Material - Mesgana Ethiopia(CD, Album) M.O.D. Technologies MOD0004 US 2010 Sell This Version
MODDS0025 Material - Apocalypse Live album art The Master Musicians Of Jajouka* featuring Material The Master Musicians Of Jajouka* featuring Material - Apocalypse Live(4xFile, MP3, 320) M.O.D. Technologies MODDS0025 US 2017
none Material - Access Beginnings album art Material Access Beginnings(6xFile, WAV, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2018
none Material - At Soundscape, Hell's Kitchen album art Material At Soundscape, Hell's Kitchen Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2020

Singles & EPs

RED EP 001 Material - Temporary Music 1 album art Material Temporary Music 1 (EP) ZÙ Records RED EP 001 US 1979 Sell This Version
RED 45 001 Material - Discourse album art Material Discourse (Single) Red Records (2) RED 45 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
106401 Material - Bustin' Out album art Material With Nona Hendryx Material With Nona Hendryx - Bustin' Out (EP, Single) Ze Records, Island Records 106401 France 1981 Sell This Version
EP 001 Material - American Songs album art Material American Songs (EP) Red Music EP 001 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
RS 12.008 Material - Temporary Music 2 album art Material Temporary Music 2 Red Records (4) RS 12.008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
IPR 2052 Material - It's A Holiday / Things Fall Apart album art Material With Nona Hendryx / Cristina Material With Nona Hendryx / Cristina - It's A Holiday / Things Fall Apart(12", Promo) ZE Records, Island Records IPR 2052 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EP 1312 Material - Ciquri / Detached album art Material Ciquri / Detached (Single) Base Record, Red Music EP 1312 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
96 79700 Material - I'm The One album art Material I'm The One (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Celluloid 96 79700 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
CEL NY 193 Material - Memories album art Material Memories (Maxi) Celluloid CEL NY 193 US 1982 Sell This Version
ED 4909 Material - Time Out album art Material Time Out (Maxi, Single) Elektra ED 4909 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Material - For A Few Dollars More album art Material For A Few Dollars More Carrere none US 1983 Sell This Version
PR 3380 Material - Equation / Ineffect album art Material Equation / Ineffect(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. PR 3380 US 1989 Sell This Version

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Harry_X

Harry_X

September 15, 2002
The New York jazz new wave industrial conglomeration Bill Laswell started his career on. There are a lot of side projects: Golden Palominos, Massacre, Praxis,... Material made a mixture of noises, funk, new wave, jazz and industrial and became later a soul-funk-disco-project (Whitney Houston sung on "One Down"!), later again Material transformed to P-Funk and world music which became a little boring.

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