PRAXIS
Avant-garde Metal / Metal Related / Funk Metal • United States

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PRAXIS was the name of an experimental rock and metal project, led by prolific producer/bassist Bill Laswell and featuring guitarist Buckethead and drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia in nearly every incarnation of the band.

The group worked with many other artists such as Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Iggy Pop, DXT and DJ Disk.

Praxis' musical experimentation in both studio and live settings have combined elements of a diverse range of musical genres including avant-garde, heavy metal, funk, hip-hop and jazz-fusion.

In 2011, Bill Laswell stated in an interview that there was likely no more future for the band:
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.. Album Cover 3.93 | 3 ratings
Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
Funk Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Sacrifist
Avant-garde Metal 1994
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Mold
Metal Related 1998
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Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
Funk Metal 2008

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A Taste of Mutation
Avant-garde Metal 1992
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1984
Metal Related 1997

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Transmutation Live
Funk Metal 1996
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Live In Poland
Metal Related 1997
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Warszawa
Avant-garde Metal 1999
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Zurich
Metal Related 2005
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Tennessee 2004
Funk Metal 2007

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Collection
Avant-garde Metal 1998

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Animal Behavior
Avant-garde Metal 1992

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PRAXIS Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)

Album · 1992 · Funk Metal
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PRAXIS was an experimental rock project that incorporated aspects of metal, rock, funk, prog, avant-garde, noise, turntables and whatever else could be fit in. It all began in the brain of producer and bassist Bill Laswell who was obsessed with collaborating artists together to construct what he called “collision music.” The project included an ever changing cast of musicians over the project's two decade plus span, but on this release we get Buckethead on guitar and additional toys, Bootsy Collins of Parliament fame on bass and vocals, Bernie Worrell also of Parliament on keyboards, Brian “Brain” Mantia on drums whose played with countless acts ranging from G'n'R to Tom Waits and DJ AF Next Man Flip on turntables and mixer.

This album starts off nicely on a rock meets dub note with “Blast / War Machine Dub” and throws in a lot of DJ type funk with avant-garde proggy keyboard solos in this track and the several that follow. Buckethead adds a face-melting guitar solo here and there and the music is mostly instrumental save the Bootsy Collins suave vocal contributions on the funkfest “Animal Behavior.” The album continues down the rock and funk track with ambient guitar stretches but always with a melodic construction in mind. Buckethead puts out all the sounds he became famous for later but this was where he unleashed all of that for the first time and PRAXIS was really the impetus for his successful solo career.

I would imagine that even for those that are on board with this kind of avant-garde music probably will not be loving the extremely bizarre and strange 16 minute plus closer “After Shock (Chaos Never Died)” which is so experimental that it reminds me more of the strangest sound collages ever constructed by the likes of Faust, Dedalus or other Krautrock and space rock artists of the 70s. It starts off rather accessible with funky bass, guitar solos and gospel-inspired organs, but somewhere down the way it just gets WEIRD! If listened to closely though you will hear a subdued pulse that actually strings it all together during the strange and bizarre sound effects that wax and wane throughout the piece's entirety. The turntables and vocal samples mixed with the church organ parts can take you from a comfort zone to the twilight zone and back again and then somewhere else completely.

I personally think they pull this crazy sonic wackiness off exceedingly well. Be forewarned this is not for everybody. You truly must have an eclectic musical palette and really relish the syncretism of all the styles and genres of music that you love mixed and mangled to the point where there's no such thing as a musical genre any more. More of the funky parts here especially with Bootsy on bass and vocals really remind me of Buckethead's “Monsters & Robots” album where Bootsy guest starred. Even the guitar work here from Buckethead reminds me of that period of his career. What can I say? My kind of bizarre mind-bending sonic sludge!

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