Boomkat Product Review:
Holy sh*t! Staalplaat pull out another revelatory Muslimgauze album from the archives, originally issued as the 3rd LP from his Tandoori Dog box set and now available with three previously unreleased bonus cuts as a standalone CD.
Libya Tour Guide is most notable for featuring some of the most prominent use of Roland 303 acid baselines in Muslimgauze’s peerless oeuvre, as much as its fractal diversity and atmospheric range explored over 22 tracks including 3 unreleased aces.
As with most of his other equipment, it’s almost a given that Bryn Jones would use the 303 uniquely, and we’d wager you’ve rarely, if ever, heard it wrenched quite like he does in the parched bogle of Tubrug Sand Bank or paired with acoustic strings in Benzedrine Effendi and rubbed all over saz and bouncing drums in the opener, Lalique Gadaffi Jar.
If you’ve got anything approaching a taste for Muslimgauze gear, this one is a total no brainer.