Since 1992, the core trio of Praxis—Buckethead (guitars), Bill Laswell (bass) and Brain (drums)—have released albums rooted in aggressive avant-rock improv with a healthy slab of hip-hop, psychedelic funk and space thrown in. On top of that, a constantly morphing army of innovators including John Zorn, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, DJ Disk, Grandmixer DxT and scores more have contributed to Praxis projects—each one a sonic experiment gone wild, with Laswell at the controls. Profanation features the trio trading information with various musicians, this time shining the spotlight with a slew of guest lead vocalists, among them Iggy Pop, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, rammellzee, Doctor Israel, Wu-Tang protégé Killah Priest and Jamaica-born toaster Hawk. This record features the sequence of doom… rammellzee starts it off with a digital metal notice of things to come. He steps aside (for a few tracks) for Hawk to voice his opinion. Dr Israel enters the hardcore fray with advice for the weary. The leader Iggy offers a mythical based solution. Killah Priest always looking to the distance stars for answers. Serj Tanikan (yeah he said it) gives advice for the weak. Mike Patton jumps to attention with a vocal assault to your fucking brain. The return of ramm and the book of revelations. Tatsuya Yoshida (ruins) makes small pieces of big rocks. ramm again, but a new style -I hope your paying attention. Back to space with Otomo (Ground Zero) and the end of times Buckethead style comes to completing the circle started 48 minutes ago.
(added: 2011-03-07 13:16:41 )