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Staalplaat reissues/repress for June 2015.

Uzbekistani Bizzare And Souk re-issue as a LP (500 copies) Estimated shipping date: June/July last week of August 2015.

Sulaymaniyah repress (700 copies) released

Sycophant Of Purdah repress (700 copies) released

Minaret Speaker / “Feel The Hiss”

A demo tape (recorded live directly to tape in early 1995) , “Feel the Hiss” (Posthumously titled by the label)  9 tracks , around 44 minutes of music -  could have been titled ‘un-used remixs 1995′.

Minaret Speaker : include 2 tracks from the 3 released on the Ep in 1996  – Total time : 61 minutes.

Release date : early february 2015.


[2020 updates] digital editions available on bandcamp :



Deceiver 3 & 4 / Un-used Re-mix’s 1994-1995

Deceiver 3 & 4 (re-issue of the album from ‘Box of Silk and Dogs’ + alternative versions)

Un-used Re-mix’s 1994-1995

Buy on bandcamp (digital + cd) :



Drugsherpa / “Turkish Berlina”

Drugsherpa (cd / reissue with more tracks)

1. Khan Younis (Shaheed Mix)
2. Amritsar (Short)
3. Drugsherpa (Long)
4. Jerusalem Knife (Wail Mix)
5. Miyazawa (Sun Mix)
6. Satyajit Eye (Reverse Mix)
7. Gulfwar (Remix 86)

“Turkish Berlina” (cd / unreleased)

10 untitled tracks.

Posthumously titled.

Staalplaat new releases : archive serie 13 & 16

Tandoori Dog (cd re-issue/ 11 tracks)

Izlamic Songs (cd /  unreleased)

“Al Jar Zia Audio” and “Satyajit Eye” CDs / OUT NOW

Two new Muslimgauze titles available : “Al Jar Zia Audio” and “Satyajit Eye” cds,
Muslimgauze archive series six and eleven, released by Staalplaat and limited to 500 copies each.
(pre-orders were sent on 25 January 2013)



Muslimgauze – Souk Bou Saada


Artist: Muslimgauze
Souk Bou Saada


Cat#/Order: 20686
Code#: archive three
Cd digipak, ltd. 700ex.
Price in Eur:
Worldwide distributed by Staalplaat.

“Hefty slabs of beefy beats are seasoned with spicy South Asian melodies while mouth numbingly hot bass lines are smothered in distortion chutney; “Souk Bou Saada” was broiled in Manchester’s finest tandoor and is now served by Staalplaat.
If you love East-Indian flavor with a neo-Bhangra beat, this disc will not disappoint, equally at home on the dance floors of Bradistan, UK or Mumbai, India. On a buffet, this sizzling dish ought to be placed somewhere between “Silknoose” and “Lahore & Marseille”, but with some unique takes on Bhangra beats.
The disc opens with the fading echoes of breaks before a woman’s voice croons an old Punjabi song for several seconds; enter track two with its infectious stomp-beats, slices of sizzling distortion, masala violin with turmeric dulcimer and ghee laden hand percussion bits. Muslimgauze fans will need to dance off this caloric intake. Tracks two through five can school even the likes of MIA on what grime laden ethno-dance beats are really about, best for the more intensely choreographed moments of a Bollywood dance routine. Hovering throughout most of “Souk Bou Saada”, like dense smoke from a barbecue flame, is a layer of distortion as if from a not-quite-tuned-in radio. When the distortion crackles in time to the beats, the realization hits that this was just another texture the late Bryn Jones used, the way a sculptor works with sheet metal and a  blowtorch to add a new dimension to abstract works. By track five the album style veers into ambient-drone-radio-play territory as bass lines roll through agitated voices in North African dialects amidst urban environs, evocative of material from “Veiled Sisters”. Track six brings back the beat, this time in the same dusty North African villages while flute melodies, string instruments and ‘Gauzified slabs of distortion recall parts of “Jebel Tariq”. Track six seven returns to East Indian flavors with a variance from “Hussein Mahmood Jeeb Tehar Gas”, only with restrained beats culled from hand percussion but with menacing bass lines and distant ‘Punjabi’ vocals. The final track book-ends the album on a South Asian bent with celebratory beats and ululating vocals with harmonium bits and lots of distortion, almost to the point of obscuring the music.
Though “Souk Bou Saada” overall is decidedly East-Indian, it also acts as a bridge between above mentioned albums, great for Muslimgauze completists who want to hear all versions of previously released works along with something new and essential to those who are slaves to the rhythm.”

Track List:
1. Hindu Gold Leaf
2. Masara
3. Tariq Aziz
4. Salman Pak, Baghdad
5. Algiers And Karachi
6. Injoy Your Bombay Duck
7. Arzuaga Jade
8. Your Snake Charm

You can also  order on Norman Records (UK)

Muslimgauze “A.P Reworks Muslimgauze” 12″ / OUT NOW

Artist: Muslimgauze
A.P Reworks Muslimgauze
Staalplaat (The Netherlands)

Cat#/Pre-Order: 20339
Code#: archive five
12″, 45rpm, ltd. 300ex.

Retail Price : 10 Euros
Worldwide distributed by Staalplaat.

“In 2008 during a large Muslimgauze transferring and remastering project for Roger Richards / Extreme Music, A.P recorded a remix as a bonus addition, applying a more drone and ambience – based approach to counterpoint the Muslimgauze rhythms.
The year after three additional remixes were recorded as well, based on material transferred from the original DAT tapes from Bryn Jones archive. Having laid dormant since then these remixes are now released as part of the Staalplaat Muslimgauze archive series, with kind permission from Roger Richards.”

Track List: (listen on myspace)

A1. North Africa Is Not So Far Away From Revolution

A2. Citadel In Nightlight
B1. Adrar N Tubqal
B2. Cairo Catacomb

Muslimgauze – Beirut Transister / OUT NOW

Release date : 26 april 2011.
Order on Staalplaat.

1. Beirut Transister
2. Head To Toe In Morocco Leather
3. Sand Is A Problem For Bedouin Mercedes
4. Egyptian Song Contest
5. Anti Mullah Iranian Enjinnear
6. Turkish Black Sea
7. Find Yugoslav Butcher Of Muslims
8. Into Iznik
9. No News Of North Africa
10. Soufaf In Golf

11. This Veil Hides My Tears

muslimgauze – beirut transister (staalplaat) by pdis_inpartmaint

“It is definitely the ethno-electro part of the Muslimgauze catalog, I recognize parts of /Jebel Tariq/, but there are different versions of previously-released material…as if heavily spiced, and (to these ears) unreleased stuff. I like how there are some nice low-end frequencies for bass heads. This is the kind of stuff best appreciated on club speakers or cars with killer bass that bring their own earthquake. Rather than snaking bass that slithers through (like on Cobra Head Soup), this is more like listening to Muslimgauze from a Hezbollah bunker while the Israelis shell and bomb in time to the music.”

Muslimgauze – Lazhareem ul Leper / OUT NOW

Staalplaat Muslimgauze archive series – volume fifteen -

Cd  digipak Limited edition of 700 copies.

All tracks written, played and recorded by Muslimgauze 1995.
Buy the album on Staalplaat.com

1. Aquamareez
2. Zaramic Gaze
3. Baieh Na Khair
4. Shortwave Iranian
5. Rezinz
6. Obalisq
7. Apricot Zoom Buddha
8. Chaikhana
9. Mezes
10. Izfahan
11. Zaman
12. Return To Kuwait City
13. Chott El Djerid
14. Degla Ennour
15. Cayenne Dupatta
16. Pulicharki Marastoon
17. Karakum Burqa
Total duration : 63 min 40 sec

REVIEW by Ibrahim Khider :
“An attribute of a good work of art, besides craftsmanship and beauty, are revelations of a new details with each experience. Lazhareem Ul Leper by Muslimgauze certainly qualifies for its range of percussion instruments, atypical electronics, skillful de-construction of ethno-traditional music. In turn, said music is re-assembled with urban stylings with a technical deftness akin to the way a Shao-Lin monk wields weapons. The Staalplaat crew think this among the more unusual of Muslimgauze works, fans undoubtedly will think it both refreshing and as striking now as when first committed to DAT. Muslimgauze enthusiasts may recognize sounds from Izlamaphobia on the odd track as they were made roughly the same time, only Lazhareem is arranged differently and with more unique elements to form a stand-alone album. Stylistically Lazhareem straddles the line between ethno-electro releases like Silknoose for its pervasive use of Indo-Pak music melded with Persian and Mid-East; along with more Industrial releases like Izlamaphobia and Blue Mosque for its occasionally tight, near-mechanical loops. Fans will be pleased to notice never-before-heard (to this listener, at least) percussive textures layered into lush rhythmic harmonies punctuated by chimes on track five. Track ten is also singular for the way it opens with a clamor not unlike a knocked-over box of tin cans one moment, the next, this seemingly dissonant noise is harnessed and re-edited into a well-crafted rhythm track. Track six flaunts music production standards by rolling three or four tracks into one continuous 20 minute piece, vintage Bryn Jones. Yet another stand-out work is track seven, a piece that is more than its assemblage of rhythms and counter-rhythms and fused together, an underlying pulse takes possession of the track and ultimately the listener. Since 1995, masters for Lazhareem Ul Leper languished in Staalplaat vaults when it should have been put out for immediate appreciation by fans. This work of art is now available on CD, and not a moment too soon.”