Material - Live From Soundscape

Here's another ingredient from the same soup. On this album of roaring free improvisation, core Material duo Bill Laswell (on bass) and Michael Beinhorn (on electronics) were joined by guitarist Fred Frith and three percussionists: Charles K. Noyes, Mark Miller, and David Moss. Though the music was performed in 1981, "Live From Soundscape" didn't come out until ten years later as a CD on Japanese label DIW. For an indication of how weird it might have seemed to audience members at the time, the contemporary Material studio album was mostly radio-friendly disco funk featuring Archie Shepp, Nona Hendryx, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, and a singer called Whitney Houston.