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Album Review – Funkcronomic featuring Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, and Karsh Kale
Funkcronomic Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, and Karsh Kale M.O.D. Technologies At the midpoint of Shochurolling, the fifth song from the new release Funkcronomic by Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell and Karsh Kale, Worrell resorts to his keyboard voicing of the playful and inquisitive alien. It's a childlike tone of exploration that has garnered this master of the keyboard praise and recognition for decades. Laswell's intricate bass work and Karsh Kale's steady drum push on the track gives Worrell the proper latitude for stretching ideas and color palettes into a full-on galactic ecosystem. This five song EP, released last week on the M.O.D. Technologies imprint, catches the musicians in a lean, stripped down, power trio stance. Recorded approximately 15 years ago, it serves as a helpful reminder that Worrell, who has influenced and played in two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bands, can be an orchestra all by himself. On the track "Flashback," Worrell runs three different relationships in