This year has been a big one for Bill Laswell and the many projects he is involved in. The latest of these to come to our attention is NYC-based funk art collective Loud Apartment, who has released their new long-play, called System Breakdown,
Not only was this album produced by Laswell, but so too is the world-class bass legend a member of this collective, led by funk-dub visionary Nevaris A.C. Recorded at Orange Music in West Orange, New Jersey, this is Loud Apartment’s second studio album and the first with the current lineup.
With a unique fusion of funk, soul and rock with Latin, reggae, dub and hip hop influences inspired by growing up on the old upper west side, this record ought to appeal to fans of DJ Logic, Will Bernard, Peter Apfelbaum, Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell, Cameo, Talking Heads and Jamiroquai.