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

Material Memory Serves (Album) Celluloid Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Material One Down (Album) Elektra, Asylum Records France 1982 Sell This Version
Material Seven Souls (Album) Virgin UK 1989 Sell This Version
Material The Third Power (Album) Axiom Canada 1991 Sell This Version
7 72739-2 Material Live In Japan(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72739-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
Material Hallucination Engine (Album) Axiom US 1994 Sell This Version
DIW-389 Material Live From Soundscape(CD, Album) DIW DIW-389 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Material The Road To The Western Lands (Album) Mercury US 1998 Sell This Version
Material Intonarumori (Album) Palm Pictures, Axiom 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

Material Temporary Music 1 ZÙ Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Material Discourse (Single) Red Records (2) US 1980 Sell This Version
Material Ciquri / Detached (Single) Base Record Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Material With Nona Hendryx Material With Nona Hendryx - Bustin' Out (Single, EP) Ze Records, Island Records France 1981 Sell This Version
Material Temporary Music 2 Red Records (4) UK 1981 Sell This Version
Material American Songs (EP) Red Music 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
Material I'm The One (Maxi, Single) Elektra, Celluloid Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Material Time Out (Maxi, Single) Elektra US 1983 Sell This Version
Material Memories (Maxi) Celluloid US 1982 Sell This Version
Material For A Few Dollars More Carrere US 1983 Sell This Version
PR 3380 Material Equation / Ineffect(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. PR 3380 US 1989 Sell This Version
Material Playin' With Fire (Maxi) Axiom Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Material Featuring Shabba Ranks Material Featuring Shabba Ranks - Reality (Maxi) Axiom 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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