Praxis Profanation: Preparation For A Coming Darkness on 2LP + Download
Since 1992, the core trio of Praxis - Buckethead (guitars), Bill Laswell (bass) and Brain (drums) - has churned out an eclectic series of albums rooted in aggressive avant-rock improv with a healthy slab of hip-hop, psychedelic funk and space jass thrown in. On top of that, a constantly morphing army of innovators including John Zorn, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, DJ Disk, Grandmixer DXT and scores of others have contributed to Praxis projects - each on a sonic lab experiment gone wild, with Laswell playing mad scientist at the controls.
Profanation features the trio trading information with various musicians, this time shining the spotlight down on a slew of lead vocalists, among them Iggy Pop, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Rammellzee, Doctor Israel, Wu-Tang protege Killah Priest and Jamaican-born toaster Hawk. This record features the sequence of doom... Rammellzee starts it off with a digital metal notice of things to come. He steps aside (for a few tracks) for Hawk to voice his opinion and a question. Dr. Israel enters the hardcore fray with advice for the weary.
The leader Iggy offers a mythical based solution. Killah Priest always looking to the distant stars for answers. Serj Tankian (yeah, he said it) gives advice for the weak. Mike Patton jumps to attention with a vocal assault to your fucking brain. The return of Ramm and the book of revelations. Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins) makes small pieces of big rocks. Ramm again, but in a new style - I hope you're paying attention. Back to space with Otomo (Ground Zero) and the End of Times Buckethead style comes to complete the cycle.
Praxis Profanation: Preparation For A Coming Darkness Track Listing:
1. Caution Praxis featuring Rammellzee + phonosycographDISK
2. Worship Praxis featuring Hawk + Maximum Bob
3. Ancient World Praxis featuring Dr. Israel, Monkey & Large + Grandmixer DXT
4. Furies Praxis featuring Iggy Pop
5. Galaxies Praxis featuring Killah Priest, Bernie Worrell + phonosycographDISK
6. Sulfer and Cheese Praxis featuring Serj Tankian
1. Larynx Praxis featuring Mick Patton, Future Prophecies + phonosycographDISK
2. Revelations Part 2 Praxis featuring Rammellzee, Bernie Worrell + phonosycographDISK
3. Ruined Praxis featuring Tatsuya Yoshida
4. Garbage's God Praxis featuring Rammellzee, Rawthang + Grandmixer DXT
5. Babylon Blackout Praxis featuring Bernie Worrell + Otomo Yoshihide
6. Endtime Praxis featuring Bernie Worrell