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Taqbir

Victory Belongs To Those Who Fight For A Right Cause

La Vida Es Un Mus

Released: 5th November 2021

7"£7.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


One of the greatest punk 7"s of the year comes from Morocco and it's the vinyl version of Taqbir's demo. 4 tracks of distorted, blown out, female fronted fire with what might be a drum machine heavy in the red and ragged frequencies flying about all over the place. Groovy enough in the slowed down parts for the mosh pit and when it pickes up the pace Taqbir's onslaught is pretty brutal. Chrous-effected guitar adds a weird post-human element to the stew and generally it's an elevated, mutated beautiful mess.

The four tracks of “Victory Belongs To Those Who Fight For A Right Cause” are four short vomits of anti-religious sentiment made music. Sang in Moroccan Arabic TAQBIR’s lyrics are irreverent, careless outburst of anger towards an extremely patriarchal oppressive place.

Musically TAQBIR walks a thin line joining some of my favourite qualities in punk music. The aggression of fuckwave originators DISKOLOKOST, the nastiness of THE COMES vocalist’ Chitose and the raw reverb-drenched heavily-distorted non-production of THE SEXUAL or DESTINO FINAL. An amazing example of primative world Musik and hopefully part of a new wave of Taqwacore bands.