Tribute to Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze – 14 janvier 2020 à PARIS.

https://www.facebook.com/events/570365900457297/

Muslimgauze ‎– Lalique Gadaffi Handgrenade (Digital / LP)

Given Bryn Jones‘s rather slack approach to track titles (both being consistent with and sometimes even just supplying them), it’s a bit of a relief to realize that two tracks with the same name are indeed related. In the case of “Arab Jerusalem”, which makes up nearly half of the newly-released Lalique Gadaffi Handgrenade, that kinship is immediately apparent even though both tracks are clearly their own experiences. Released as the first track on the Minaret-Spearker picture disc 7″ in 1996, “Arab Jeruzalem” (spelling also sometimes being fairly slack) is nearly six minutes of effectively shifting dark ambience, wordless female vocals drifting over the hand percussion, chimes, and static of the track, with eventual conversational loops discussing… something underneath. The end of that version is especially striking for the way the woman’s wordless singing starts being sampled in such a way that it overlays the whole track (and, slightly, itself). The almost 24-minute “Arab Jerusalem” here might be called the Deer Hunter version of the same story, building with great patience and many more abstract detours towards what now seems like simultaneously an excerpt and, now, a climax. As with many of Jones’ more ambient tracks, the great length just lets it cast its spell more thoroughly and entrancingly. The other three tracks, meanwhile, suggest some of Jones’ other work but never evoke them as directly as “Arab Jerusalem”. “Jordan River” is nearly as long (a second shy of 20 minutes) but strips out the vocal elements in its predecessor, focusing instead on a more active percussive workout (analog and digital both). The title track of Lalique Gadaffi Handgrenade might bring to mind the title of “Lalique Gadaffi Jar” from Libya Tour Guide, last reissued by Staalplaat in 2015 (ARCHIVE 031CD), but if they’re sonically related Jones must have practically melted the other track to get this one. And the closing “Desert Gulag” (like the title track, a much more manageable length than the first two epic tracks here) bears a slight resemblance to “Negev Gulag” from 1996′s Fatah Guerrilla, here what was a piercing, repetitive drone is softened and looped over more of Jones’ percussion. The result is a well-rounded release that shows off many aspects of Jones’ sound as Muslimgauze, while existing (like many of these DAT tapes do) in conversation with much of his previously released work. All tracks written, performed, mixed by Muslimgauze. Recorded, engineered, mixed by John Delf. Unreleased material. Edition of 700.

Digital version (september 2019) :
https://boomkat.com/products/lalique-gadaffi-handgrenade

https://www.junodownload.com/products/muslimgauze-lalique-gadaffi-handgrenade/4282106-02/

LP version available as a pre-order on Staalplaat (release date : december 2019??)

http://staalplaat.com/recording/lalique-gadaffi-handgrenade

Muslimgauze – Al-Zulfiquar Shaheed (reissue)

The inescapable Muslimgauze classic, finally available again after 25 years!

Originally released on the obscure French label T.4 back in 1994, Al-Zulfiquar Shaheed stands out as a major long lost showcase of the glorious early to mid-90’s Muslimgauze period. Four intoxicating suites showcasing Bryn Jones’ ability to create lengthy, slow burning and detailed compositions soaked with trance inducing percussive impetus and beautiful — never again to be reproduced — middle eastern atmospheres.

Recorded at the legendary Abraham Mosque in Manchester, the album was carefully remastered by Anders Peterson and is lavishly assembled in our custom 6-panel digisleeve packaging. Artwork by Oleg Galay.

We are honored to help keeping this timeless Bryn Jones masterwork alive. Muslimgauze forever in our hearts.

Limited to 280 copies.

Also available as Boxset Edition. (119 hand-numbered pieces)

https://www.essence-music.com/releases/al-zulfiquar-shaheed/

The Rootsman meets Muslimgauze ‎– Amahar

The Rootsman meets Muslimgauze ‎– Amahar

Joint album The Rootsman and Muslimgauze ‎recorded at the Third Eye Studio, Bradford, UK between 1997 and 1998
Produced by The Rootsman and Muslimgauze

2 versions:
- Limited edition of 160 numbered copies in a 4-panel digipak with silk-screen printing.
[First 35 copies are with white Fruit of the Loom t-shirt (L, XL size)]
- Limited edition of 340 copies in jewel case.

Muslimgauze – Babylon Is Iraq LP

Tracklist:
A1. Kaliskinazure _ Momada
A2. Kaliskinazure
B1. Babylon is Iraq
B2. Momada

Released on Staalplaat

Muslimgauze – Shekel Of Israeli Occupation /PRE-ORDER

PRE-ORDER NOW!
Muslimgauze ‘Shekel Of Israeli Occupation’ CD (U.M.P-062)

Track listing:

1 Caste
2 Khan Younis
3 Drugsherpa
4 Iraqikuwait
5 Amritsar
6 Jerusalem Knife
7 Yasser Arafat’s Radio

Written, recorded & performed by Muslimgauze.

This album was withdrawn by Bryn and replaced by the ‘Betrayal’ album, in fall 1993.
This is the only release of the album in it’s original form as intended by Bryn. The material was recovered from a cassette copy of the album as the original DAT was reused.
Remixes of the tracks “Khan Younis”, “Jerusalem Knife” & “Yasser Arafat’s Radio” appeared on the album ‘Hamas Arc’. The tracks “Caste” & “Amritsar” appeared on the album ‘Satyajit Eye. A version of “Drugsherpa” appeared on the mini album ‘Drugsherpa’. Versions of the tracks “Khan Younis”, “Drugsherpa”, “Amritsar” & “Jerusalem Knife” appeared on the extended ‘Drugsherpa’ album
Track 4 is previously unreleased.

2 editions:
-Special edition : Black leather like material gatefold CD sleeve, with silver foil. T shirt + CD .
Limited to 30 only!
-Black leather like material gatefold CD sleeve, with gold foil.
Limited to 120 only!

Beautiful design by Marco Roberti
Super cool remastering by Anatoly Tokee Grinberg
Release date: 30th , March, 2019

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Muslimgauze – Untitled (re-issue)

Muslimgauze – Untitled
Label: Aquarellist – aquarel 46-19 / aquarel 46-19 b
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: Russia
Released: 10 Mar 2019
The edition is available in two versions.
111 numbered copies in a digipak from designer cardboard with silk-screen printing (30 copies with a t-shirt).
300 copies in an offset digipak.

https://www.discogs.com/fr/Muslimgauze-Untitled/release/13297290

http://aquarellist.ru/

Muslimgauze – Azzazin (2 LP’s)

“‘Azzazin’ is a double standout Muslimgauze album, first LP originally issued in 1996, as a CD and the second LP as a 10″.
Previously released on CD (Muslimlim 003) and 10″ (Muslimlim 007) in 1996.
2 unreleased tracks.
Limited edition of 700 copies.

https://staalplaat.com/fr/recording/azzazin-2lp

Muslimgauze Memorial Night Leeds (UK) Fri, 18 January 2019

Muslimgauze Memorial Night x Berceuse Heroique

https://www.facebook.com/events/277957362888346/

Fri, 18 Jan 19, 23:00 – Sat, 19 Jan 19, 05:00

Wire, 2-8 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DN

Back to the same venue (Ex Cafe Mex) where Bryn performed his England debut in 1995.
Simon ‘Exodus’ Scott playing released / unreleased Muslimgauze tracks, Berceuse Heroique’s Hodge & KEMAΛ closing the night and Zoya opening.

Celebrating the work and life of the prolific producer Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze with this memorial night.
17th June 1961 – 14th January 1999

Muslimgauze was a music project of Bryn Jones from Manchester. A
prolific British ethnic electronica and experimental musician,
influenced by conflicts in the Muslim world with an emphasis on the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With over 200 albums and ep’s released
under the Muslimgauze name, Jones was remarkably prolific, but his mainstream success was limited due in part to his work being issued mostly in limited editions on small record labels.
Jones first released music in 1982 and his musical output lasted until 1999 with his untimely death.. Muslimgauze music emphasized on pure synthesis to percussion textures, which grew to encompass acoustic drum kits, drum machines, assorted ethnic hand percussion and samples.
Record labels Soleilmoon, Staalplaat, and Extreme Records released the bulk of his material with beautifully packaged limited edition cd and vinyl.
With a musical range from ethno ambient, hip hop, experimental dub, techno, tribal and electronica. This musical blend created a totally original sound which his fans collected his releases fanatically.

HODGE
KEMAΛ
EXODUS
ZOYA

VISUALS – G KIRKY

Muslimgauze Memorial Night Paris (FR) samedi 12 janvier 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/321780411741730/

Le 9b

68 boulevard de la villette, 75019 Paris
samedi 12 janvier 2019 de 21:00 à 02:00
Gratuit.