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The intriguingly-titled '1905 & The Muslim Exception' is the first single to be taken from the Toulouse quartet's forthcoming second album Common Crusades.
"The 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State was passed on 9 December 1905," explain the band. "It established state secularism in France. Secularism was right in metropolis, but was an exception in the French colonial empire where colonization and evangelization always went hand in hand. In Algeria, the French State supervised the practice of Islam and organized the Muslim cult in a logic of control and regulation."
Common Crusades follows on thematically from the band's 2019 debut La Paix Ou Le Sable (Peace Or Sand). While that raised awareness of state violence and subjugation in France's overseas colonies, Common Crusades casts a spotlight on the aftermath of such conflicts.
Common Crusades is due out in the Autumn through Lövely Records.