Various Artists - Funkcronomicon (1995)

I've been loving this album for upwards of four years, and I still don't have a good grasp on what it is. Bill Laswell, producer extrodinaire, reassembles two discs-worth of some of the primest funk grooves, into a mismatch of funky thangs that range all over the place. All still have the classic Axiom sound, with low dub bass, drum loops, and very clean, almost sparse, production.

It's a great place to jump into Bill Laswell, who is easily one of the most prolific musicians ever, since it features a number of his stand-out groups, and many of the musicians in his enormous stable; Material and Praxis both have tracks, and Bernie Worell, Buckethead, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel, Herbie Hancock, and George Clinton all make appearances in this indisputable funk masterpiece.
Ranging from aggressive, open jams (Cosmic Slop, Jungle Free Bass, Orbitron Attack) to tightly produced electronic funk grooves (Hideous Mutant Freaks, Animal Behavior), there's something on this album you'll dig.
Expect to see more Bill Laswell up here soon.


3 Responses so far.

  1. Dhiraj says:

    Looks like a great blog. I will come back and check it out in detail.
    http://modernartists.blogspot.com/2011/09/jimi-hendrix-voodoo-child-in-room-full.html

  2. kurt says:

    Fantastic album, thanks a bunch, funkadelic doing orbitron attack and bootsy covering jimi, thanks again

  3. Buckethead & Bootsy make the best combination ever. This album is funking awesome as shit

Leave a Reply