Bill Laswell: Version 2 Version
Bill Laswell: Version 2 Version
Artist Bill Laswell
Album Version 2 Version
Label ROIR
Released 11/15/2004
Version 2 Version – A Dub Transmission, Laswell’s fifth release for ROIR, brings us back to the elemental power that made Laswell’s earlier releases so compelling: thick earthy basslines, a bedrock of drums, fiery percussion, blustery guitar and atmospherics—all played by a world-class group of musicians who know how to breathe life into a musical whole greater than the sum of its parts. On Version 2 Version the listener is drawn into a musical ecosystem full of life, death, earth, wind, fire and brimstone and a fecund existence as powerful as life itself. This dub transmission includes bassist Jah Wobble with whom Laswell co-wrote most of the tracks, keyboardist Bernie Worrell, percussionist Karsh Kale, and drummer/percussionist Abdou Mboup.