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Muslimgauze

Trial Mixes 1997-1998 (2CD)

Label: Aquarellist

Format: 2CD

Genre: Electronic

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Sounds for which Muslimgauze was well known: Dub, Ambient, Drone plus the usual Arabian Tribal sounds, double CD with beautiful silk screened packaging.

** Edition of 300 copies. ** Muslimgauze was the main musical project of Bryn Jones (17 June 1961 - 14 January 1999), a British ethnic electronica and experimental musician who was influenced by conflicts and history in the Muslim world, often with an emphasis on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The name Muslimgauze is a play on the word muslin (a type of gauze) combined with Muslim, referring to Bryn Jones' preoccupation with conflicts throughout the Muslim world. His discography (96 titles at the time of his death) has nearly doubled since 1999, although this counts reissued titles as well as brand-new titles. Jones' posthumous discography is known for including many studio variations of nearly all his music.

"Bryn Jones was not a practicing Muslim and never traveled to the Middle East. His recordings as Muslimgauze, however, qualified him as one of the Western artists most explicitly slanted in favor of the Palestinian liberation movement. Since the Manchester native’s works were instrumental, most of the political statement was inherent in the packaging: witness titles such as Fatah GuerrillaReturn of Black SeptemberHebron MassacreVote HezbollahUnited States of Islam, and The Rape of Palestine. Jones’s output was so idiosyncratic and prolific that he would remix anything he was given to suit his purposes and recorded an album almost every week. Jones could have been a potentially controversial figure if his releases were available in anything except extremely limited editions - usually less than one thousand copies of each title. Despite their lack of prominence, Jones’s blend of found-sound Middle Eastern and South Asian atmospheres with heavily phased drones and colliding rhythm programs were among the most startling and unique in the noise and electronica underground. The Muslimgauze project ended tragically in 1999 when Jones died suddenly of a rare blood disease. A number of posthumous releases including soon followed." - John Bush / Allmusic

Details
Cat. number: aquarel 35-16 b
Year: 2016
Notes:

All tracks recorded and mixed by Bryn Jones A.K.A. Muslimgauze 1997-1998. Originally intended as a cassette-only release for Dizzy Positivity Recordings in 1999. Previously released as a digital album by Digital Dizzy in 2014.

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