Blacktronic Science

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Blacktronic Science
Studio album by Bernie Worrell
Released 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Funk
Length 55:57
Label Gramavision Records
Producer Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell
Bernie Worrell chronology
Funk of Ages
(1990)
Blacktronic Science
(1993)
Pieces Of Woo: The Other Side
(1993)
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Blacktronic Science is the third solo album by former Parliament-Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The album was released by Gramavision records in 1993 and was produced by Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell. The album represents a P-Funk reunion of sorts, as it features guest appearances by George Clinton, bassist Bootsy Collins, trombonist Fred Wesley, saxophonist Maceo Parker and P-Funk vocalist Gary Cooper. It would also be the last album that Bernie Worrell would record for the Gramavision label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Revelation In Black Light" (Worrell) 2:24
  2. "Flex" (Worrell, James Sumbi, Bill Laswell, Mike Small, George Clinton) 6:03
  3. "Time Was (Events in the Elsewhere)" (Worrell, George Clinton, Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins) 7:20
  4. "Blood Secrets" (Worrell) 6:47
  5. "Dissinfordollars" (Worrell, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins) 6:30
  6. "The Vision" (Worrell, James Sumbi, Mike Small, Bill Laswell) 8:03
  7. "Won't Go Away" (Worrell, Mike Small, Bill Laswell) 5:56
  8. "X-Factor" (Worrell, Maceo Parker) 11:51
  9. "Disappearance" (Worrell) 0:51

Personnel[edit]

"Revelation in Black Light"

  • Harpsichord: Bernie Worrell
  • Material Strings: Arranged by Bernie Worrell

"Flex"

"Time Was"

  • Organ, Synthesizer, Mini Moog, Melodica: Bernie Worrell
  • Cowbells: Aïyb Dieng
  • Samples: Bill Laswell
  • Vocals: Bernie Worrell, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Gary Cooper, Debra Barsha

"Blood Secrets"

  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Drums: Tony Williams

"Dissinfordollars"

  • Synthesizer, Clavinet, Mini Moog: Bernie Worrell
  • Guitar: Bootsy Collins
  • Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Trombone: Fred Wesley
  • Drum Loop: Sly Dunbar
  • Chatan: Aĩyb Dieng
  • Sound Effects: Bill Laswell
  • Vocals: George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Gary Cooper

"The Vision"

  • Clavinet, Synthesizer, Electric Piano: Bernie Worrell
  • Acoustic Bass: Bootsy Collins
  • Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Trombone: Fred Wesley
  • Drum Loop: Sly Dunbar
  • Talking Drums, Chaton, Cowbells: Aiyb Dieng
  • Vocals: James Sumbi, Mike G

"Won't Go Away"

  • Synthesizer, Clavinet, Mini Moog: Bernie Worrell
  • Material Strings: Arranged by Bernie Worrell
  • Guitar: Bootsy Collins
  • Loops: Bill Laswell
  • Vocals: Mike G, George Clinton, Gary Cooper

"X-Factor"

  • Organ: Bernie Worrell
  • Flute, Alto Saxophone: Maceo Parker
  • Drums: Tony Williams

"Disappearance"

  • Material Strings-arranged by Bernie Worrell

Conducted by Karl Berger