Praxis (band)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Praxis was the name of an experimental rock project, led by producer/bassist Bill Laswell and featuring guitarist Buckethead and drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia in nearly every incarnation of the band.

The group worked with many other artists such as Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Iggy Pop, DXT and DJ Disk.

It is known for its recording Animal Behavior (1992).



The following musicians have contributed to the various Praxis experiments:

Musical styles

Between the influence of Laswell and Buckethead, Praxis's musical experimentation in both studio, street and live settings have combined elements of mid-70’s Funkadelic & Miles Davis, hip-hop’s more avant-guarde leanings, and Last Exit's ferocious yet organic jazz/metal aesthetic. Many of these experiments defined (and in some sense, invented) diverse, eclectic, and freeform genres including avant-garde, heavy metal, funk and jazz-fusion.


Studio Albums

EPs and Compilations



Buckethead | Bill Laswell | Bernie Worrell | Bryan "Brain" Mantia

Notable Guests: Serj Tankian | Bootsy Collins | Les Claypool |Iggy Pop | DJ Disk | Invisibl Skratch Piklz | DXT | Cindy Blackman | Yamatsuka Eye | Kathy Brown | Toshinori Kondo | Hakim Bey | Lili Haydn | John Zorn | Mick Harris | Pat Thrall | Rammellzee | Killah Priest | Future Prophecies | Tatsuya Yoshida | Rawthang | Yoshihide Otomo | Af Next Man Flip | Alex Haas | David Castellan | Julian Joyce | Anne Pollack | Charlotta Jansen | Peter Wetherbee | PhonosycographDISK | Hawkman

Albums: Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) | Sacrifist | Metatron | Mold | Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) Live Albums: Live in Poland | Transmutation Live | Warszawa | Zurich | Tennessee 2004

Ep: 1984 | A Taste of Mutation

Compilation Albums: Collection

Labels: Axiom | Subharmonic | Jazz a go-go | Douglas | Yikes | Innerhythmic Foundat | Nagual

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