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Vote Hezbollah (2CD)

Label: Aquarellist

Format: 2CD

Genre: Electronic

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A remastered and expanded edition of the CD originally released by Soleilmoon in 1993.This new edition contains the original album plus a bonus CD that Bryn Jones described as having “different mixes and improved sound, plus unreleased song 'Negev Gulag'”. This second disc is exclusive and previously unreleased.

** Edition of 350 copies ** "Starting with the technological throb of Bazoft Rope (the title of the first two tracks, a common Muslimgauze touch) a techno pulse and synth cymbal loop pushing along some unidentifiable instrumental texturing - Vote Hezbollah is at once both business as usual for Bryn Jones and a slight refining of the basic impulse at the heart of the music. The application of rhythms throughout is much more basic than the approach used on many previous releases; while the layering of the various percussion and drum patterns in this case overwhelmingly electronic or sampled from other sources in origin is still detailed, the tracks don't feel as complex or as striking as on earlier albums like Zul'm, with the semi-exception of the second Ishmael Tongue at the album's end. On the brighter side, Jones' dub-derived technique of using echo as a compositional approach, not to mention the sudden eruption of musical notes or other sounds in a track, comes to the fore very well here. The first Ishmael Tongue captures these elements excellently in a rushed, evermore intense performance, while Tuareg rolls along with a sampled percussion loop surrounded by a variety of constantly shifting and returning instruments and motifs. Other tracks of note include Zion Poison, with its predominantly ambient start as a low-level percussion track slowly rises, fades, and then reappears; and Satyajit Eye, a collage of various mysterious sounds with only the slightest of whirring rhythms and very occasional booming drumbeats. The result sounds like a back street from Blade Runner come to unexpected life. The second Muezzin Farsi deserves a mention as well for its strong, up front energy and careful beauty. " - Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

Cat. number: aquarel 43 -18 b
Year: 2018