Live from Soundscape (Material album)

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Live from Soundscape
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Live album by Material
Released 1994
Recorded Soundscape, New York, on October 16, 1981
Genre No Wave
Length 61:58
Label DIW Japan, 389
Producer Verna Gillis
Material chronology
Seven Souls
(1989)Seven Souls1989
Live at Soundscape
The Third Power
(1991)The Third Power1991
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Live from Soundscape is a 1994 released album of a live 1981 performance by the New York based No Wave music group Material.

The album is something of an oddity in the discography of Material. While most of their albums explored a fusion of funk, no-wave, world music and jazz, Live from Soundscape is an example of non-idiomatic free improvisation. The band, led by bassist Bill Laswell, recorded live onstage with no pre-planned melodies, rhythms or themes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chaos Never Died" (Material) – 61:58



  • Recorded live at Soundscape, New York, on October 16, 1981.
  • Produced by Verna Gillis.

Release history[edit]

  • 1994 – DIW Japan, 389 (CD)