Material

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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Material Discography

Albums

204 291, 204 291-320 Material Memory Serves (Album) Celluloid 204 291, 204 291-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
741 003, CEL 741 003 Material One Down (Album) Elektra, Asylum Records 741 003, CEL 741 003 France 1982 Sell This Version
V2596 Material Seven Souls (Album) Virgin V2596 UK 1989 Sell This Version
848 417-2 Material The Third Power (Album) Axiom 848 417-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
7 72739-2 Material Live In Japan(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72739-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
314-518 351-2 Material Hallucination Engine (Album) Axiom 314-518 351-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
DIW-389 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) Mercury 314 558 021-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
PALMCD 2019-2 ADV Material Intonarumori (Album) Palm Pictures, Axiom PALMCD 2019-2 ADV US 1999 Sell This Version
MOD0004 Gigi W Material Gigi W Material - Mesgana Ethiopia(CD, Album) M.O.D. Technologies MOD0004 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RED EP 001 Material Temporary Music 1 ZÙ Records RED EP 001 US 1979 Sell This Version
RED 45 001 Material Discourse (Single) Red Records (2) RED 45 001 US 1980 Sell This Version
EP 1312 Material Ciquri / Detached (Single) Base Record EP 1312 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
106401 Material With Nona Hendryx Material With Nona Hendryx - Bustin' Out (Single, EP) Ze Records, Island Records 106401 France 1981 Sell This Version
RS 12.008 Material Temporary Music 2 Red Records (4) RS 12.008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
EP 001 Material American Songs (EP) Red Music EP 001 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
IPR 2052 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
RS 1212 Material Reduction / A.O.A.(12") Base Record RS 1212 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
96 79700 Material I'm The One (Maxi, Single) Elektra, Celluloid 96 79700 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
ED 4909 Material Time Out (Maxi, Single) Elektra ED 4909 US 1983 Sell This Version
CEL NY 193 Material Memories (Maxi) Celluloid CEL NY 193 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Material For A Few Dollars More Carrere none US 1983 Sell This Version
PR 3380 Material Equation / Ineffect(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. PR 3380 US 1989 Sell This Version
614 258 Material Playin' With Fire (Maxi) Axiom 614 258 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
12 AXMDJ 2 Material Featuring Shabba Ranks Material Featuring Shabba Ranks - Reality (Maxi) Axiom 12 AXMDJ 2 UK 1991 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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