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PRAXIS

Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness

Bill Laswell, Buckethead, Brain, Hawk, Mike Patton, Bernie Worrell

PRAXIS: Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Brain....featuring Rammellzee,phonosycographDISK, Hawk, Dr. Israel, Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Bernie Worrell, Killah Priest, Monkey and Large, Grandmixer DXT, Otomo Yoshihide, Tatsuya Yoshida, Rawthang, Future Prophecies and Maximum Bob.

Since 1992, the core trio of Praxis - Buckethead (guitars), Bill Laswell (bass) and Brain (drums) - has chruned 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 scors of others have contributed to Praxis projects - each on a sonic lab experiment gone wild, with Laswell playing mad scientist at the controls.

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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 sycle started 48 minutes ago.

01Caution Praxis featuring Rammellzee + phonosycographDISK
02Worship Praxis featuring Hawk + Maximum Bob
03Ancient World Praxis featuring Dr. Israel, Monkey & Large + Grandmixer DXT
04Furies Praxis featuring Iggy Pop
05Galaxies Praxis featuring Killah Priest, Bernie Worrell + phonosycographDISK
06Sulfer and Cheese Praxis featuring Serj Tankian
07Larynx Praxis featuring Mick Patton, Future Prophecies + phonosycographDISK
08Revelations Part 2 Praxis featuring Rammellzee, Bernie Worrell + phonosycographDISK
09Ruined Praxis featuring Tatsuya Yoshida
10Garbage's God Praxis featuring Rammellzee, Rawthang + Grandmixer DXT
11Babylon Blackout Praxis featuring Bernie Worrell + Otomo Yoshihide
12Endtime Praxis featuring Bernie Worrell