Boomkat Product Review:
Invaluable vinyl edition of the debut Muslimgauze release, originally issued on tape in 1983 thru his Product Kinematograph label. Kabul was his first release after a handful of cassettes as E.g. Oblique Graph (collected as Complete Oblique on VOD31) and bears similar aesthetic hallmarks of cranky, sparking Linn drums dubbed with cold synth contours and spectral samples.
For this vinyl edition, V-o-D augment the original six tracks, including the exploratory 13 minute dub-scape of Kabul and the soured, serpentine writhe of Muslim Gauze Muslim Prayer, with highly sought-after bonus cuts such as the hard-ass 4/4 Linn stepper Dissidents, taken from the Life At The Top compilation and almost worth the entry itself.
Thanks to a sterling re-master by Ghost Sounds’ Anders Peterson these post-punk spectres are animated as never before, filling in a long neglected gap in underground, experimental music.