Over the course of more than three decades, visionary bassist / producer Bill Laswell has been one of the most prolific and restlessly creative forces in contemporary music, always a few steps ahead of the curve, EVOLUTION / REVOLUTION. A new category of magical, electro / acoustic technology. Further research may shed a most revealing light on the development of sound storage in material culture. AGAINST EMPIRE, projects a hybrid activity, constantly evolving texture, crashes against smooth, unfolding rhythms built around the solid and elastic drum foundations, of four iconic drummers. Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Hideo Yamaki (Japan’s top drummer), and Satoyasu Shomura (Japanese pop phenomenon). The legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, especially known for his radical collaborations with John Coltrane, versatile multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, minimal contributions from the great Herbie Hancock on electric piano and the unmistakable touch of master percussionist Adam Rudolph. AGAINST EMPIRE, an iconoclast offering of multi-directional movements… avant-jazz, rock, dub, ambient, experimental, sub-bass and on and on…. a dream colonization, a bizarre image of paradise, an imagined quality of elsewhere, constructs of the imagination, essence of difference. Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted.