Muslimgauze

Fakir Sind

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Fakir Sind belongs to the group of Muslimgauze albums that are quite diverse as wholes. Not diverse musically, perhaps, but Fakir Sind provides a lot of something that Muslimgauze's songs usually lack: vocals. All tracks on this album are based on a rhythm track with the usual Muslimgauze instruments (percussion and an electronic bass), occasional background noises, and a sampled vocal loop. Fakir Sind is, like many other Muslimgauze works, pretty repetitive and recycles samples, but it stands out very well from Muslimgauze's discography, as it is one of the best implementations Bryn Jones made. Also Fakir Sind is very good as a whole and carries a unifying theme; there are many tracks that qualify as hits, such as "Let's Have More Dagga, Begum" and "Hindu Kush Opium Crop." Fakir Sind is evidence that Muslimgauze's large discography isn't just the repetition of one innovative sound; Bryn Jones invented Muslimgauze again and again.

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