|Andre Afram Asmar
is a creative character. And he invited more characters,
that play characteristic instruments, to do an album
that's charismatic, while hardly distinctive. But
that only because the number of other examples to
compare this music to is too small, to make the
statistic be representative. What however is only
a sign of somewhat realized uniqueness and groundbreaking
newness that has been the subtext on the Mush banner
for some time. In this case it means that there's
a lot of dub in all songs (going to underwater extremes
and in many cases, like "traptivity"
they are combined with Arabic chanting. But there's
also the stricter electronica of "computermammals"
that is played next to a sample using "freefirezone".
The world gets reggaeish on "scientism",
is rather traditional and "racetothebottom"
finally melodic. It also means that the music is
built around many inviting corners that allow you
to play hide and seek, and that feature enough shadows
for you to blend into the color with the walls.
|And the ability of this music to
lose you in its spiderwebish clusters gives it a
special appeal. Hence we are willing to sit down
and listen to these foreign sounds, that keep us
in a more anxious than relaxed state however. Maybe
because the fear of the blinded extremists can never
be completely shaken off. Our tolerance is disappointed
by the missing signs of tolerance from their side.
Not this music's side, but their side. But what
is carried to us is a dish of strange stews and
spices that in a way excite our tongue, but at the
same time are just too much, too different at the
same time, for us to dig in without hesitation.
And as sad as this sounds, familiarities would keep
the spoon moving faster to the mouth.
does not need bravery to listen to Andre's music.
That's too much of a word. It however takes a certain
forgetting what you know, a deleting of your old
brain hard drive, before the different and at times
strange(r) letters and characters start to make
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