Muslimgauze ‎– Red Crescent Part 3

The Way Out Sound ‎– Way Out 002
Vinyl, 7", Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Etched


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Also called "The Art Of Muslimgauze"
Housed in a letterpressed sleeve. The vinyl features white labels and the B-side is etched with a design like the cover, with four arrows.

This song is included in label's 2xCD compilation The Way Out Sound - Catalog Of Singles.

Printed By Dagon Press is uncredited.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MUSLIMGAUZE



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June 2, 2012
Acting as a sort of coda to "United States Of Islam", this is a third version/variation of "Red Crescent". It follows along very similar lines - based mainly on percussion (most of which is fascinatingly interesting - curving pitch-changing drums, distant gongs, a myriad other drums from high-pitched finger cymbals to deep bass drums and everything between these poles) with a background colouration of mellow sitar and the sustained background hum which pervades so many of MUSLIMGAUZE's tracks. Its a mellow, trancey piece, not anywhere near as harsh & grating as the political drive behind it might suggest. If you're unfamiliar with this group & like the music of VASILISK, O YUKI CONJUGATE etc. then this is without doubt your cup of tea. The 'B' side is actually a pattern of arrows printed into the vinyl, but the length of the 'A' side - 10'25" - makes up for there being only the one track.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.