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Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)

PraxisAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 8, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Axiom
  • ASIN: B000000GAR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,358 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my ALL TIME favorite albums May 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is not only a SuperGroup effort of the best kind, but a masterclass in instrumental music. Take Funkadelic alums Bernie Worrell and Bootsy Collins, add Primus drummer Brain and sprinkle the mad genius of renegade guitar god Buckethead, and bake it in the Bill Laswell Low-End Bake Oven, and you've got a ThrashJazzFunkMetalScratch masterpiece, almost good enough for the whole family.

This album has most certainly withstood the test of time--I've owned my copy since just a few months after its release, and it has remained a mainstay of my personal rotation. There is a great sense of play and humor in juxtapositions of "Blast," a brief but numbing thrash assault, to "War Machine Dub," a slow-as-HELL bassy barrage. The jam-funk of "Animal Behavior," the only song on here with any vocals to speak of, is a centerpiece of this band's efforts and a fun tune, but these guys also give you tracks like "The Interworld and the New Innocence" just to show you that they are also master musicians who can put together a song like nobody else's business, songs that use music to move you through an experience as satisfying as any ingenius little turn of phrase or neat rhyme. Other incarnations of Praxis have included Laswell himself coming to the fore on bass, or John Zorn on alto, or Yamatsuka Eye pelting out some gutteral screams, but this version is the most flawless one, free of defect, and creating what should be (if there is truly any justice in the universe) one of the seminal albums of the late 20th century--music that does not fit easily into any one genre but actively plays with them all, mixing them together into an incredible whole that reminds us that music is a pure form, existing outside of schools of thought and mere labels, and that it is transcendent of this world into a spiritual plane. Just swing along with this one, and it will take you to new heights.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Badass February 11, 2005
By Scott
Format:Audio CD
This album was one of my first introductions to Buckethead. I distinctly remember listening to this and questioning everything else that I listened to, and you'll probably do the same. Buckethead seems to get most of the attention in the reviews here but really everyone featured on Transmutation is at the top of their game. If you're a fan of any of the five musicians on here (and Bill Laswell too) this is a must-have. In fact there's enough genres covered on here to satisfy almost anyone. Chaos IS never-ending as the liner notes say, and this is one chaotic masterpiece you'll be begging not to end.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Otherworldy, Intense Future Fusion September 5, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most intense and mind-blowing fusion albums of all time. No, it's not jazz-rock or irrelevant genres like neo-classical. It's a fusion of where all the modern RELEVANT genres are heading in the future. Bill Laswell has masterfully assembled a group of incredible musicians and produced an album of uncompromising vision of modern music's future. Elements of funk, dub, electronica, hip-hop, trance, trip-hop, techno, rock, metal, thrash, shred, and free-form jazz all intermingle in ways never heard before or since. Everyone is superb on this album, but Buckethead stands out as the true differentiator. This guy's speed is just insane, but it's never speed for speed's sake. His playing always fits the context of the music and that's what's so refreshing. The album sounds today (nearly a decade later) as vital and cutting-edge as it did when it first came out. This is a must-have album for all serious adventurous music fans who want to be challenged about their assumptions about music.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Music Ever Recorded October 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've had this album for close to two years,yet it never grows old. Why? Well, let me explain. This album features Bootsy Collins(James Brown, P-Funk), the most influential basist of rock music. This album features Brain(Godflesh, Primus), an equally amazing drummer. This album features Bernie Worrel(P-Funk)an amazing keyboardist. But the topper is the guitarist. You've all heard of him, but you've probably never heard him play. His name is Buckethead, and he is the only true enigma is music today. Being a huge B-Head fan I'm just a bit bias, but he is truely the most technically amazing guitarist ever to walk the face of the earth. His later works have been uneven at the least, but this album rules. The fact that musicians of this caliber could come together and create amazing SONGS as well as music. Great stuff. If you buy another album in your life, please let it be this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest CDs of all time March 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is like a modern version of Stravinsky. You will either be amazed or repulsed by it. The music is dense, challenging, confusing, beautiful, funky, dark and dangerous, often hitting all of those adjectives within the course of two minutes. There are more twists and turns on this disk than San Francisco's Lombard street. Not for the musically faint of heart. This is the CD that made Buckethead a superstar. A must own for fans of guitar heroics. And great way to clear the room when you want to get rid of the Pop-Tarts and Frat Rock lovers crowding your space.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars how bout deez guyz,eh? July 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you like this,you'll like cornbugs too.this would be the cd for people to start with because it's the most pop-oriented of the prax's-the tunes are catchy as hell!then get "metatrom"if you're impressed.I describe praxis and the other "funk-weirdo" projects as funk/ambient/hip-hop/dj/new age/metal(death+regular)/fusion/dub/comedy/and pretty much anything else a tripper could ask from santa for christmas!it's soul food in it's heartiest form.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good quality, very pleased.
Published 2 months ago by Kojakone
5.0 out of 5 stars ...the grooves on this recording are scary!!!
If you want great Praxis...this will not disappoint ! Bill Laswell, Brain, and Buckethead sound great here....the grooves are strong and fun to listen to.
Published 4 months ago by Music for life !!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind: Blown!
Praxis - Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) (1992)

An astounding mix of funk, metal, hip hop, space rock, ambient and wild experimentalism. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Rich Latta
5.0 out of 5 stars The B's have it
When I first purchased this disc when it originally came out I didn't want to write a review, I knew everyone else would so I let it go, but I have worn the damn thing out and have... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Calvin B. Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah well ah, better late than never baby, yeah!
You know, I've been listening to BucketHead since 1999, and I only just recently got this album by Praxis. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Armando N. Roman
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
I first heard this album when reviewing it for WPRB when it came out, and I pretty much wet my pants. Read more
Published on December 2, 2007 by John B. Clements
5.0 out of 5 stars So Eclectic
This album i feel cannot be classified, though many people disagree. It just has a lot of different types of music all rolled into one beautifully crafted album, especially... Read more
Published on February 6, 2007 by J. Bucket
5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst 'Axiom's' Finest Releases......
An experimental 2 Disc Dub-derived journey, via the composition of Dub & downbeat artists "Sly & Robbie/Lee "Scratch" Perry/The Orb/Mad Professor/King Tubby". Read more
Published on December 9, 2003 by fetish_2000
5.0 out of 5 stars we want bootsy
bootsy being creative and always trying new things proves even further ghe is the jimi hendrix of the bass features bernie worrell, brain, and buckethead who just gives up the funk... Read more
Published on March 17, 2003 by Sherance M. Brothers
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