Muslimgauze ‎– Abyssinia Selasie

Staalplaat ‎– archive twenty-six
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Recorded and mixed at The Abraham Mosque, Manchester.
Digipak, limited edition of 700 copies.

All of the tracks are repeat twice with "Abyssinia Selasie" repeated a third time in between.

Tracks 'Arab' ,'Negative' and 'Amira Kadal Srinagar' are also on the album Syrinjia. ('Amira Kadal Srinagar' is presented here in a longer version).
'Negative' share the same voice on 'Negative of Ethiopia' (Baghdad).
'Abyssinia Selasie' very close to 'Holy Man' (Syrinjia) or 'Negative of Ethiopia' (Baghdad).
'Mind Of A Suicide Bomber' has same rhythm as 'Nommos' Ghosts' (Nommos' Return).

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARCHIVE 026DI Muslimgauze Abyssinia Selasie(15xFile, MP3, 320) Staalplaat ARCHIVE 026DI UK 2016


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June 25, 2019
This is among the worst of Muslimgauze releases. Aside from the absurdity that it is just a small selection of tracks repeated, you are even 'treated' to the first track appearing basically FIVE TIMES altogether, three times plus two 'short' mixes (seriously Staalplaat?) What's more, these are among the dullest pieces Jones ever put together. And don't be misled by the song titles; they are essentially all remixes, more or less, of songs from Syrinjia, which coincidentally used to be my least favorite Muslimgauze album (I just find it very bland and uninspired) until replaced by this, whatever he had intended this to be. I may sound biased, but at whatever price you may find this one, I think you'll have buyer's remorse. I just don't get it, what a waste.


February 14, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
It's nice to see more Muslimgauze coming out without a doubt. As the description on this page details, many of these songs were previously released - and to be clear - the album only has 7 songs, although they are repeated (same versions). The highlights are tracks 3, 5, & 7. The other tracks highly forgettable...

While I have no room to complain as long as MG is being unleashed from the vaults - it would be nice if instead of seeing these tracks repeated, some other EP was tagged onto the end of this one- that would certainly be less confusing and a more worthwhile purchase for consumers.