Saturday, October 29, 2016

Marid – Shaam (2014)

  • Dark ambient 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Illbient  
  • Post-industrial 
  • Leftfield 
  • Spoken word 
  • Noise 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Rhythmic noise 
  • Field recording 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Non-music

Comment: the 10-notch issue of clocking in at a 59 minute is a part of the discography of AZAWAD Records. As usual, it is related to Islam and military aspects though there are some moments hinting at atrocities and violence against the civil population. Indeed, I hope is not a pro for terror and havoc being the platform for the (Islamic) terrorists. At least at Homs some violent acts against the civil population are enumerated and one cannot be wrong about a disapproving attitude with regard to it. I guess it is because of bloodthirsty actions by ISIS. Stepping aside from the political platform it could be admitted musically it is a very intriguing issue because of being an interface for such genres as noise, rhythmic industrial, ambient, spoken word, musique concrète all of them being seamlessly mixed up together. For instance, Yabrud is one of the finest moments on it because a trance-led Islamic chant is merged with a bold rhythm and shrill noisy pulsation. At times it chimes like the synchronized translation in Russian through tight hisses coming to the surface through broken transmissions and warped radio waves. In a word, the outing is highly intense and arousing of which rhythmic phases could freely be compared with Muslimgauze. In fact, it is quite embarrasing to have been downloaded for 10 times so far only.  
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