Outland, Vol. 2

Bill Laswell

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Outland, Vol. 2 Review

by Jim Brenholts

Outland 2 is one of those CD's that feature everything that makes a genre great. Bill Laswell and Pete Namlook have been on the cutting edges of electronica for years. They have used all of that knowledge and experience on this disc. It has it all -- deep atmospheres, heavy sequences, eerie experimental sounds and subtle rhythms. The expert sound design incorporates all of these elements into the soundscape. The soundscape has all the features of a great soundtrack. It evokes sci-fi imagery and feelings of desolation. Listeners will feel -- and hear -- the loneliness of outer space. This is not for contemplation. This is for adventuring beyond the realms of human existence. In the truest sign of greatness, only other CD's by Namlook and Laswell compare to this one.

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