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Laswell, Bill / Final Oscillations
Album:Final Oscillations Collection:General
Artist:Laswell, Bill Added:06/2003
Label:Forced Exposure 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-25 Pull Date:2003-10-27 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:12 Oct5 Oct28 Sep14 Sep31 Aug
Airplays:11131

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 11, 2003:Morning Glory
Oscillations Remix/Nico
4.Sep 12, 2003:15 MIles til Sunday
Repercussions/Spectre
2.Oct 01, 2003:press and release
Extinguisher
5.Sep 11, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
Digitaria
3.Sep 25, 2003:Poptronica
Digitaria
6.Sep 10, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
Wird

Album Review
Gabe
Reviewed 2003-08-18 
This is a compendium (reissue) of the two volumes of Oscillations material plus the remix album through which Laswell staked his claim in the drum and bass movement of a decade ago now. Since this was near the front end of the d ‘n’ b era, things are pretty straightforward – deep basslines, double, triple, and quadruple speed “drum” breaks and a bit of frippery to keep things varied. Conclusion, ten years on: the project started out hot (and those parts remain an exciting listen) but degenerated into a mind-numbing morass by the second volume

CD 1:
1. Percussion-focused
2. Fat bassline and flutes
3. Frantic drums, laid-back bass
4. Relatively natural drum track and pretty melodic bass part (though the bass is hardly there)
5. Monster bass groove
6. A bit of an Eastern drone at the start, then a pretty brutal drum track and a stalking bass; almost rock
7. Another monster bassline over a simple but insistent rhythm; reminds me a lot actually of Aphrodite’s jump-up style
8. Cut-up; glitchy, choppy
9. More hip-hop than d ‘n’ b but still has that outlaw spirit, sick samples, chopped up rap (with the f-word semi-prominent)
10. Downbeat and ominous, in the Wordsound style that Spectre is known for – no vox though


CD 2:
1. Mellow bass verses alternating with distorted guitar power-chord choruses
2. Nondescript burbly bass
3. Slow dub piece with lots of random bits coming and going in the mix
4. Mid-tempo and perhaps a bit evocative of a left-field thriller’s soundtrack
5. Mildly aggressive buzzing over standard breaks
6. The (ever-so-slightly) Indian breakbeat mix … well, there’s a tabla, after all
7. And another unmemorable doze-fest to finish

Track Listing
1.Digitaria 9.Milky Rmx/Dj Grazhoppa
2.Faktura 10.Repercussions/Spectre
3.Dislocation 11.Virus
4.Extinguisher 12.Autopia
5.3RD Stage Navigator 13.El Hombre Invisible
6.Wird 14.Red Night
7.Oscillations Remix/Nico 15.Very Optimistic Dog Mix/Ui
8.Digital Cut-Up/Atom Heart 16.Live Pop Mix/Vedic
 17.Low Membrane Mix/Scanner