Spirals , the slow reveal, cyclical but eventually coming to a point . ‘Realm of Spells ‘ is for me the point . Maybe the last time I will get to work with Bill. For me personally, this record embodies and contains a lot of the basic approach I had right from the beginning , especially in regard to playing the bass. The circumstances of our trip led to me using a Fender P bass for the first time in years. All the early PiL stuff plus Full circle ⭕️ with Holger and Jaki was played on Fender P. I was taken back to that beautiful naive beginning . At that juncture some pristine mathematical truth shot like a ray of vajra light from deep space .
Bill’s one of those rare individuals who sets the scene with his presence alone . That presence carries a lot of power. As well as welter of musical wisdom and experience . Me and the Invaders, (George, Marc and Chungy ) are blazing like a comet at this present time . G, M and C , prove themselves top drawer players on these recordings . Bill understands that band intensity . (How could he not having worked with The master , Miles Davis). He can focus on the fine detail that exists within the Musical Maelstrom . And suitably highlights that baroque detail in his characteristically, unfussy yet stylistic way. Bill’s productions stand out like a beacon, compared to most. Clean cut lines of design , but never anodyne and removed from the passions.
As well as The Invaders of the Heart , RoS features Hideo Yamaki and Peter Apfelbaum . Two musicians I’d long wanted to play with. They augment this record perfectly. They both have a unique voice.
RoS is on the anti clockwise spiral . That’s the esoteric one .
released March 9, 2019
Jah Wobble bass, Bill Laswell bass, Hideo Yamaki drums on tracks 1, 4 & 8, Peter Apfelbaum saxes and Flutes tracks I & 4.
Invaders of the Heart
Marc Layton-Bennett drums & percussion, George King Keys, Martin Chung Guitar
Across these songs, Ethiopian jazz, African psychedelic rock and funk, Sudanese dance rhythms, and Tuaregi grooves mingle with the jazz and folk traditions of the Americas. Bandcamp Album of the Day Mar 19, 2019