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Both Bill Laswell and Bob Marley are better elsewhere
am 8. Mai 2013
Bob Marley and Bill Laswell have, independently, created some of the music that's most dear to me. I also love Laswell's re-mix of Miles Davis tracks, so I was very curious about his re-take on Marley. But the resulting mixes didn't happen for me, personally.
These remixes of Marlex songs sound like intelligent, well-meaning lounge music to me, and while there would be some potential for aural magic even in that concept, it doesn't take off, in part, because so many choices (which part follows what etc.) come across rather arbitrary, something that's never happening in a good Marley track, he was always driven by his strong vision.
Maybe there's a secret twist in this concept that I just didn't get?