Boomkat Product Review:
Arriving some ten years on from the original Invisible Design album, Bill Laswell's follow up finds the alchemist of all things bass further pushing the tonal range of his instrument. The album features an array of different approaches to solo bass performance, taking as his starting point either 8-string or fretless instruments and treating the sounds via an array of effects boxes and processing tools. Along the way Laswell stops by dub and ambient disciplines in addition to laying down one or two more traditional performances along the way. "In addition to being one of the most unique producers in contemporary music, (Iggy Pop, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, the Rolling Stones, Laurie Anderson), Bill Laswell is also one of the world's most original and creative bassists. Here he brings his prodigious technique, massive sound and renegade conception to the fore in this intense and virtuosic outing for solo bass. Armed with four-string and eight-string bass and a barrage of effects and distortion boxes, his skill as a player has never been more evident. A dynamic follow-up to his 1999 release Invisible Design, this is an intimate view into the mind of one of the greatest musicians of our time."