Friday, 12 March 2021

Manifestation - Axiom Collection II (1993)

Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Axiom

01.  Material - Mantra (Doors Of Perception Mix)
02.  Praxis - Animal Behaviour (Transmutation Video Version)
03.  Bahia Black - Capitão Do Asfalto
04.  Material - Reality Dub (Virtual Reality Mix)
05.  Nicky Skopelitis - Tarab Dub (Wasteland Mix)
06.  Master Musicians Of Jajouka - A Habibi Ouajee T'Allel Allailya
07.  Henry Threadgill - Better Wrapped / Better Unrapped (Edit)
08.  Mandingo - Lanmbasy Dub (Kora In Hell Mix)
09.  Gnawa Music of Marrakesh - Baniya
10.  Praxis - Dead Man Walking (Edit)
11.  Material - Playin' With Fire (Praxis Remix/Edit)
12.  Talip Ozkan - Feridem

The second compilation of Axiom artists showboats the label's aggressive aggregate of traditional formats and urban innovation, including a mind-bending "Tarab Dub" transmuted from Nicky Skopelitis' Ekstasis, the "Kora in Hell Mix" of a cut by Foday Musa Suso's griot dance band Mandingo, plus reality shifts by Material, Praxis, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bahia Black and Turkish saz-ist Talip Ozkan. Redeeming Manifestation from the particularly painful rung of Purgatory reserved for ambitious anthologists is the fact that many musicians guest on one another's compositions, resulting in a big fat holistic ambience bolstered by Bill Laswell's genre-straddling bottomless pit production. This is the sound of psychedelia to come.
Bob Tarte / AllMusic

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