Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions... by inhibiting our decisions, out of... out of fear of some... some intangible parent figure who... who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago and says... and says, "Do it - Do it and I'll fu(kin' spank you."
I'm not really very knowledgable on this subject. Lawell/Praxis/Material seems to have the most mysterious web presence of any Bonnaroo band. The Axiom records website listed at Bonnaroo.com is not very informative.
What I've learned: I picked up a Tabla Beat Science disc (produced by Laswell). I love it. The Material line-up at Bonnaroo seems to have a tabla player. Tabla is cool. I have to check out Material.
I have gotten the impression that Praxis is heavier (as in metalier heavier). Not sure about this. In any case, Bill Laswell seems extraordinarily cool, and I am making both Praxis and Material big priorities. In their time slots, I will check them out first, and then make a quick judgement whether I should stick around or go explore conflicting alternatives.