Warszawa (Praxis album)

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Warszawa
Live album by Praxis
Released February 2, 1999
Recorded Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland, June 29, 1996
Genre Avant-garde, Rock, Experimental, Heavy metal, Electronic music
Length 44:37
Label Innerhythmic
Praxis chronology
Collection
(1998)
Warszawa
(1999)
Zurich
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Wilson & Alroy 1.5/5 stars link

Warszawa is a live album made by the supergroup Praxis released in 1999 by the label Innerhythmic. The album contains 3 of the most influential members of the supergroup, bassist and producer Bill Laswell, guitarist Buckethead, and drummer Brain. This album was recorded live from a show in Warsaw, Poland and has some resemblance to the Praxis albums that came before it, the album contains sounds from 1992's album Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) and the noise-laden aural assaults of the album released in 1994 Sacrifist. Besides Laswell, Buckethead and Brain, the album also contain the collaboration of the turntablists Mix Master Mike and phonosycographDISK.

The album opens with "Initiation", a 20-minute turntable epic that mixes albums like Snoop's "Murder Was the Case" with kung-fu movie samples.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Initiation"   21:05
2. "Flux and Reflux"   6:00
3. "Saturn"   5:29
4. "Destroyer"   6:54
5. "Fifth Element"   5:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Murphy
  • Oz Fritz – Engineer
  • Michael Fossenkemper – Mastering
  • Robert Musso – Engineer
  • Shinro Ohtake – Artwork