Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
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Name Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
Artist Praxis
Type Album
Released September 8, 1992
Genre(s) Avant-garde, Rock, Experimental, Heavy Metal, Electronic Music
Length 56:45
Label(s) Axiom
Producer(s) Bill Laswell
Professional reviews
* All Music Guide 4 link
Praxis album chronology
Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
A Taste of Mutation

Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) is the first album by Bill Laswell's everchanging "supergroup" Praxis. This first album features Buckethead on guitar, Bootsy Collins on bass and vocals, Brain on drums, Bernie Worrell on keyboards and DJ AF Next Man Flip on turntables and mixer.

Transmutation features a wide range of musical styles, all mixed together to make a very diverse and unique album. Styles such as heavy metal, funk, hip hop, ambient, jazz and blues are blended together to form a strange style of avant-garde, with extended guitar and keyboard solos, and highly improvised passages.

Track listing[]

  1. "Blast/War Machine Dub" – 3:51
  2. "Interface/Stimulation Loop" – 2:17
  3. "Crash Victim/Black Science Navigator" – 3:42
  4. "Animal Behavior" – 7:09
  5. "Dead Man Walking" – 5:14
  6. "Seven Laws of Woo" – 5:05
  7. "The Interworld and the New Innocence" – 6:29
  8. "Giant Robot/Machines in the Modern City/Godzilla" – 6:38
  9. "After Shock (Chaos Never Died)" – 16:20

Note: Track 8 starts out with the Giant Robot theme, that is also featured on Buckethead's Bucketheadland album.


  • Recorded at Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Conceived and constructed by Bill Laswell.