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Material was an experimental punk-jazz-funk-noise-electro band founded in 1978 by bassist Bill Laswell and keyboard player Michael Beinhorn. The name also appeared on productions by the duo, and after Beinhorn's departure in 1985, Laswell continued Material as an umbrella for a variety of dub/electronic releases.
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Material — Hallucination Engine Material — Hallucination Engine
(Axiom 315-518 351-2, 1994, CD)
Material — One Down Material — One Down
(Elektra 60206-1, 1982, LP)
Material — Memory Serves Material — Memory Serves
(Restless 7 72653-4, 1981/1992, CD)

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