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This review is from: Panthalassa: The Music Of Miles Davis 1969-1974 (Audio CD)
It was with trepidation that I listened to this lp. Mixing Miles with Laswell (who always seems to be making the same lp under different names of late) was an exciting idea but taking the Prince of Darkness into the electronica age scared me some seeing as Miles wasn't doing it with Laswell..
But after listening to it, I found that Laswell did Miles' funk/fusion justice and enhanced it a bit, bringing out the layered textures that are not easily noticed on the original recordings. His rendition of the insane "Rated X," arguably Miles' most Stockhausen-esque piece of avant garde is amazing.
Along with the entertaining "Remixes" lp, Laswell does a stand-up job and hopefully has tuened Miles' music on to a new generation.
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Initial post: Oct 30, 2010 8:23:21 PM PDT
T. Bojko says:
A little-known tidbit is that Laswell and Miles were talking about recording together ages before this recording. Miles wanted a hit record like Herbie's Future Shock, which Laswell made, but offered Laswell production on only half of a record, the other half with Marcus Miller (the record was Man with the Horn). Laswell wasn't going to produce half a record and figured he and Miles would have their moment. But it never quite worked out that way.
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