New review of Kalam stuff appeared on CD Hotlist webzine. Thanks to Keith,John and Rick)
Dao De Noize Kalam Psychonavigation PSY060
The artist who calls himself Dao De Noize got his start in 2011, experimenting with guitar noise and droney ambient music. With Kalam, he starts moving in another direction, taking panethnic percussion sounds, samples of the Muslim call to prayer, and other elements, and layering them into hypnotic, highly repetitive sound sculptures that evoke the work of Muslimgauze. It may take a couple of listens for the music to work itself into a happy place in your brain, but give it a shot—it’s worth the effort.