Murshid (Arabic: مرشد) is Arabic for "guide" or "teacher", derived from the root r-sh-d, with the basic meaning of having integrity, being sensible, mature. Particularly in Sufism it refers to a Spiritual Guide.
Murshid is also
title of the latest album/EP release from prolific Sufi dub specialist Celt
Islam, featuring nine tracks across 50-odd minutes, and once again it's a
masterclass in fusing Eastern/World elements with state-of-the-art psy-dub and
trippy electro vibes.
Some of this stuff
has appeared - in one form or another - on earlier releases but highlights here
include the drum and bass/jungle flavours of 'The Blessed Gathering', and the
re-tread 'This Is A Sign' which features a Danman vocal over what was
'Sinking Sand Dub' off the Irfan EP from earlier this year. There’s also an
Analogue Fakir remix of ‘Dervish’ featuring regular collaborator Inder
Goldfinger. All great stuff.
But don't take my
word for it, check it out on the Earth City Recordz Bandcamp page.