Muslimgauze vs Species Of Fishes

The following appeared on the EAR/Rational mailing list.

"Bryn [Jones] took 2 different albums of Species of Fishes to create this album. Because this is a remix, we get some different sounds than usual for a Muslimgauze release, which is nice! There are still occasional Arabic voices, and overall this release has a pleasant sound to it overall, not as 'challenging' as some Muslimgauze can be, but there are still spots that make you take hold, like, wow, what an ear piercing first song! This looped whistle gets into your head and makes the world a different place. Dubby sounds on track 2 with the trademark dropouts of Muslimgauze. There are other tracks with sharp sounds, but they aren't distorted like on some other releases -- just the sharp without the static. This is a cool release for Muslimgauze. Some are take it or leave it, but this one is worth hearing. Previously released in 1999 on Species Of Fishes (FCD 01). The original tracks from Species Of Fishes albums Songs Of A Dumb World and Trip Trap were used for this remix project. All remixes, summer/autumn 1998. This CD is the result of the mastering of the original DAT prepared by Muslimgauze, while on the original CD there had clearly been some editing by Species Of Fishes."

this originally appeared on the EAR/Rational mailing list (update week 48, 2008)
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The following appeared in the Soleilmoon shop.

Previously released in 1999 on Species Of Fishes (FCD 01). The original tracks from Species Of Fishes albums "Songs Of A Dumb World" and "Trip Trap" were used for this remix project, created in summer/autumn 1998. More than a simple remix album, this is a beautiful and haunting addition to the catalogue. Instantly appealing to those seeking a mellower sound, there is enough complexity and edge to keep everyone happy. Comes with 4 new tracks!

Soleilmoon

The following appeared on Discogs.

This release is completely different from all the other Muslimgauze releases that I own. The heavy presence of percussion which is characteristic for much of the Muslimgauze catalogue is almost completely missing (with the exception of track 2), the sound is quite minimal and glitchy with additional clicks & cuts and Russian (and rarely Arab) samples.

reviewed by quisquilia
(Discogs March 30, 2006)

Bryn [Jones] took 2 different albums of Species of Fishes to create this album. Because this is a remix, we get some different sounds than usual for a Muslimgauze release, which is nice! There are still occasional Arabic voices, and overall this release has a pleasant sound to it overall, not as 'challenging' as some Muslimgauze can be, but there are still spots that make you take hold, like, wow, what an ear piercing first song! This looped whistle gets into your head and makes the world a different place. Dubby sounds on track 2 with the trademark dropouts of Muslimgauze. There are other tracks with sharp sounds, but they aren't distorted like on some other releases - just the sharp without the static. This is a cool release for Muslimgauze. Some are take it or leave it, but this one is worth hearing. [EAR/Rational] Previously released in 1999 on Species Of Fishes (FCD 01). The original tracks from Species Of Fishes albums "Songs Of A Dumb World" and "Trip Trap" were used for this remix project. All remixes, summer/autumn 1998.

reviewed byhelp.me
(Discogs July 29, 2008)

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