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Musa Dagh

by Musa Dagh

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Coin Bank 02:04
Halo 03:24
Plural Me 04:04
Like/Love 02:58
Kool Aid 03:04
Musa Dagh 04:26


Musa Dagh: Germany's guitar subculture has a new supergroup - which does not matter for its members but is simply inevitable. Since the 1990s they all have been among the tireliest heavy works of the lustful noisy guitar rock and are expected to have released four dozen albums together with the amount of calculation. With bands such as the Beatsteaks (drummer Thomas Götz), Blackmail, Ken and Abay (singer Aydo Abay), Harmful, Taskette and Emirsian (guitarist Aren Emirze) as well as many other projects and page experiments. And the whole thing is produced by the competence center of German rock music, Moses Schneider. It's not possible? Right.

The curiosity of this: Musa Dagh, launched and leading leadership of Emirze, sound so fresh, angry, maniable, lustful, fighting, new and enormous, as if it were a debut work of musicians who just suck many of them. The intention instead of clarification, pure desire instead of large concept, intuition instead of calculation, impulsiveness instead of calculation.

Simply to do what comes without great thought (and, just, with all their experience) make the best of the ideas that are suddenly there. It is not recorded in a hundred studio that bends the overall sound beautifully, but in Thomas’ private creative cell, a rocked room in a gas works settlement in Berlin's district of Lichtenberg.

The attempt to free yourself from all the experienced and played, to discover yourself as a musician and part of a band completely new and to deliver something that you haven't heard of yourself yet succeed in impressive. This applies in the same way to each of the parties involved.

Ultimately, this record is a great example of how it was created to feel the chemistry of a band that is just fun to discover itself. It is not a work by profiled single musicians, it is not a result of great musician egos who have to duel themselves somehow. But a super-urgent piece of collective work, a symbiosis of energies, which in total becomes so much more than in their individual parts. Music that acts as liberation, like unleashing. Music that is simple and has dissolved from any pressure and compulsion. Music as it should be at best, but nowadays it is rarely lived in such a consequence.


released November 26, 2021

Produced by Moses Schneider.

Mixed by Greg Gordon.

Mastered by Fred Kevorkian.


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Musa Dagh Berlin, Germany

Musa Dagh is Aydo Abay, Aren Emirze, Sascha Madsen & Moses Schneider.

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