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Bell, the – “Bootleg ” – [Yikes Records]

Ethno-jazz fusion par excellence! Former Axiom label manager Peter Wetherbee co-produces and plays hand drums on this massive double-CD of live performances at New York City’s Bell Cafe. Tablas, digeridoos, and other (more obscure) ethnic instruments collide with electric guitars in a psychedelic world-music jam session, sounding something like a more improvised version of Material’s HALLUCINATION ENGINE. A dub sensibility is evident in the production, as vocals fade in and out, and bass and drums each take their turn in the spotlight. This is an exotic trip that is definitely worth taking…already firmly ensconced in my Top Ten for 1998.

  • Reviewed by Rococo on July 5, 2005 at 3:06 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

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    Haunting, ambient droney – and Brandy bows the bass like it’s a cello …

  • Comment by rocket J squirrel, October 24th, 2005 2:45 pm

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