Wish Of The Flayed
release date: April 17, 2008
Time to come out of the old dusty box for an album by Muslimgauze named 'Wish of the Flayed' that has for a long time remained under wraps.
Bryn Jones himself gave this album on cassette tape to Steven Wilson (Bass Communion) during their first meeting on the 3rd of June 1996; the album having been recorded the day before. (One day for making a whole album is not so surprising for Muslimgauze..).
The master DAT had, seemingly, not been sent to any label, so this recording is the only proof of the existence of the album. The sound quality not being of the usual standard for a CD release, Steven and I, with the agreement of the Soleilmoon label, have decided to make this tape available in mp3, free to download for everyone.
I hope many people will enjoy this initiative, the aim of which is only to show, once again, the genius of Muslimgauze's music. Two tracks were used with different durations on the album 'Fatah Guerrilla' (first and last tracks), the others being totally exclusive. Huge thanks to Steven, Charles and Karl for making it possible.
Press release from Muslimtapes.
The following appeared in Rate Your Music.
An album full of distorted bassy club bangers. It's fuckin awesome.
The track Shadow of Hope Diminishing is the absolute highlight here and definitely his most straight up danceable track yet. Listen to this one and tell me it doesn't make you wanna shake it fr!! Muta Safavid, Isfahanic Sheikh and Abode of Turquoize are all more examples of this amazing club vibe this record presents, making me wanna groove throughout. Insanely consistent throughout and repetitive in a way that makes all the songs extremely memorable and absolutely fly by, this one is definitely a gem. I'm honestly surprised it took the archivers this long to get this one out posthumously, since it's an extremely unique and very very very good album.
An essential for fans of Muslimgauze.
reviewed by StoneInFocus
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November 3, 2020