Saturday, 22 February 2014

Black Arc • Black Rock | Cyberfunk | Future Blues

Black Arc was a short lived record label that Laswell set up through Rykodisc focusing on ‘Black Rock, Cyber Funk and Future Blues’, according to the released sampler.
This sampler contains the first five releases, three other releases followed.
Some of the albums were re-released on Laswell's Innerhythmic label.

1. O.G. Funk • Yeah Yeah Yeah
2. Zillatron • Bugg Light
3. Slavemaster • Godless
4. Hardware • Got A Feeling
5. O.G. Funk • I Wanna Know
6. Zillatron • Count Zero
7. Buddy Miles Express • Born Under A Bad Sign
8. Slavemaster • Each One Teach One
9. Hardware • Hard Look
10. Buddy Miles Express • Let It Be Me 

ZILLATRON • Lord Of The Harvest
is the creation of Boosty Collins and Laswell,
designed as a vehicle for radical
explorations of funk into the
virgin territories of Ambient,
Hardcore, Techno, and beyond

is an organic fusion of hard, Gothic,
Heavy Rock guitars with Funk and Hip Hop grooves,
led by bassist/vocalist Islam Shabazz
O.G. FUNK • Out Of The Dark
is raw, uncut Funk from original Funkadelics Billy "Bass" Nelson.
Screaming guitars, gutbucket grooves, nasty vocals and gritty production

HARDWARE • Third Eye Open
is a hard Blues/Rock power trio featuring Drummer Buddy Miles,
bassist Bootsy Collins and Guitarist Steve Salas,
With all three contributing vocals.

is hard Rhythm & Blues from veteran drummer/singer/ Buddy Miles
on his most powerful recording ever.

Released later, not on sampler:

Abiodun Oyewole: 25 Years

The Last Poets: Holy Terror
This is the P-Vine release version.

The Last Poets: Black And Strong (Homesick) Promo

Jerome Brailey and Mutiny: Aftershock 2005

Bernie Worrell's "Free Agent" was also released on the this label but in Japan only.
Domestic copies sold by Bernie do not show the Black Arc logo.

At The Center Of This Stands Creativity The Revolutionary Forces Of The Art Through Freedom The Only Aim Is Not Thinking The Only Result Is Communication The Repetition Of Familiar Form Is The Basis Of Ideology That Information Is The Model Of False Communication The Communication Of The Inauthentic - The Non-Living The Language Of The Whole Man Will Be A Whole Language Freedom Leads To Freedom Those Are The First Words Of The Truth
 Bill Laswell

Label: Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10313
Series: Black Arc
Format: 320
Country: US
Released: 1994
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, 

Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Blues Rock, Funk Metal, Industrial


  1. This is awesome as usual for you... thanks

  2. hi Stylo,
    please check following Black Arc albums

    Abiodun Oyewole: 25 Years,
    The Last Poets: Black And Strong (Homesick) Promo, and
    The Last Poets: Holy Terror (I have it on CD)

    thanx NR