Nauseef, Mark/Kudsi Erguner/Markus Stockhausen/Bill Laswell - No Matter
"Meditation bells and gongs from Japan, India, China and Tibet, where these instruments are often used to stun the mind and capture awareness in meditation, create the matrix from which this music has developed. Arranged and orchestrated by chief navigator Bill Laswell, featuring the virtuosity of ney player Kudsi Erguner, trumpet player Markus Stockhausen (son of the late composer) and percussionist Mark Nauseef. Laswell's bass is the vehicle of forward movement while the players send long lines, short phrases and single tones into space. This music's essence is not a matter of form that can be described but may be experienced through complete attention and absorption by the listener."