On May 25, 1999.

On May 25, 1999, “Sub Rosa” label released “Hashisheen: The End of Law”, the 23rd Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Peter Backer and Janet Rienstra.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar, effects, musical arrangements
  • Jah Wobble – bass guitar, keyboards, spoken word
  • Helios Creed – guitar, effects
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar 
  • Oliver Ray – guitar 
  • Paul Schütze – instruments 
  • Techno Animal – instruments 
  • Anton Fier – drums
  • Jaki Liebezeit – drums
  • Neville Murray – bendir, congas
  • Hakim Bey – spoken word
  • Nicole Blackman – spoken word
  • William S. Burroughs – spoken word
  • Anne Clark – spoken word
  • Ira Cohen – spoken word
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux – spoken word
  • Sussan Deyhim – spoken word
  • Umar Bin Hassan – spoken word
  • Percy Howard – spoken word
  • Genesis P-Orridge – spoken word
  • Iggy Pop – spoken word
  • Patti Smith – spoken word
  • Janet Rienstra – musical arrangements
  • Hugo Scholten – engineer
  • Peter Becker – engineer
  • Mark Ferda – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. First Reading
  2. The Old Man of the Mountain
  3. The Western Lands
  4. The Spilled Cup
  5. Marco Pol’s Tale
  6. Pilgrimage to Cairo
  7. Freya Stark at Alamut
  8. Castles
  9. Hashish Poem
  10. Sinan’s Post
  11.  Assassinations
  12. The Mongols Destroy Alamut
  13. The Divine Self
  14. Morning High
  15. A Quick Trip to Alamut
  16. Slogans
  17. Book of the Highest Initiation
  18.  The Lord of Resurrection
  19. The Assassins
  20. Tale of the Caliph Hakem
  21. The Assassins
  22. Last Reading

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