Muslimgauze's 1995 dub inspired techno album Maroon gets a freshly structured and sequenced vinyl edition courtesy of archival gatekeepers Staalplaat. Following on from recent years run of vinyl editions that have shone a light on Muslimgauze's ability to not only craft eagle eyed desertshore drum & bass, but also extended n0!se passages that cross referenced everything from Pan Sonic to Russell Haswell.
Devoid of reference to any external reality, Muslimgauze's Ambience gets remoulded by subjective experience and moved around in the memory. By shifting the quality of perception with the producer's sleight of hand, Bryn Jones (the Mancunian behind Muslimgauze) makes explicit the interiority of the senses. Thus, the fact that our inner life determines our relationship to the world outside becomes the music's unspoken subject. Divorcing Muslimgauze's music from its image is like listening to Take That without seeing Robbie's pelvis or Mark's pouting. This is precisely why the music is so effective.
Ask any Muslimgauze fanatic and they will tell you, Maroon is a mid period classic. So this resequenced and landing housed inside a screen-print sleeve is in true to form DIY style, this first time vinyl edition is for many of us, something of a dream come true.