MUSLIMGAUZE - ISLAMIC SONGS

MUSLIMGAUZE - ISLAMIC SONGS

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Label: STAALPLAAT

Release date: 30/08/2013

Barcode: 0753907541625

Catalog no.: ARCHIVE0000016

Item ID: 390132

The sun always shines bright, very bright in the middle east. Windows open up and we hear music. Not the music by Muslimgauze, but traditional music. We hear the Adhan, the call for prayer, the souk and people talking. All along we hear music. It's coming from all directions, rhythmic, mysterious,
monotnous perhaps, but like swirling like a dervish, round and round it goes. Music of the islam perhaps? It's this music that was such an inspiration for Bryn Jones (1961-1999), although perhaps inspiration probably doesn't exactly justify the seemingly endless flood of material he recorded during
his life. "Islamic Songs" is one of those previously unreleased albums which now sees the light of day. Although albums by Muslimgauze were usually not thematic based, it's perhaps possible to see this "Islamic Songs" as a thematically organized album. Not set in a very specific surrounding, but
moving along inside the busy city of the occupied Palestinean land. Jones produces his beats with considerable force in the opening piece I Shall Sing Untill My Land Is Free and in the untitled sixth track. Especially the latter has a nice deep bass thumb, which brings "Azzazin" back to mind. It's the
sound of low flying drone, spying on us. Who said that life was going to be easier in the occupied territories after some time? A female voice singing, and a tribal dance beat guides that. Classic Muslimgauze opening move. From then on its down the casbah, and we hear tablas, samples of stringed instruments, and obscured voice samples. A moment of rest we get with Sahara Head Dress. We wake up back on the airplane, back home, with System Virus Abuse 1,2,3, a short piece of digital failure. Noted as such by Jones on the tape, this seventeen second piece is the sound of a drone crashing - one down for the enemy.
Format: CD digipack - Limited edition of 500.

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