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Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia [digital release]

“In the winter of 1996 World Music band Celtarabia played a sell-out gig at Slaithwaite Civic Hall in West Yorkshire with support from Psychedelic DJ Simon Scott of Tandoori Space Records in Leeds and were joined on stage by Bryn Jones who joined them in their set playing a Darbuka with his painted red hands signifying his support for the Palestinian people. Reggae Producer John Bolloten (The Rootsman) was also there and a great time was had by all on stage and afterwards.
At the end of the gig Quentin Budworth gave Bryn Jones and John Bolloten a copy of the band’s first CD ‘The Lost Music of Celtarabia’ with some very interesting results a series of collaborations leading to the recording of The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia ‘Union of Souls’ album with John and the arrival of a mysterious DAT tape in a plain brown envelope sent directly to John Bolloten at the Third Eye Studio of Celtarabia tracks remixed by Bryn Jones directly from the album – extremely gritty and fierce the recordings are direct from Bryn’s Studio and strangely beautiful. Reflecting the bitter reality of life in Palestine far removed from the dreamy orientalism of the original Celtarabia Tracks.
The tracks are all remixes of “The Lost Music of Celtarabia” tracks.”
Quentin Budworth

released February 1, 2021

Tracks 1-10 taken with DAT obtained by Quentin Budworth in 1996.
Restoration and mastering by Igor Potsukaylo.

Tracks 11-15 previously released as a part (tracks 12 – 16) of digital album “Trial Mixes 1997 – 1998″ by Digital Dizzy in 2014.
Originally intended as a cassette-only release for Dizzy Positivity Recordings in 1999.
Reissued by Aquarellist in 2016.
DAT transfer: December 2015.
Mastered by Dmitriy Ataulin.

Design by Oleg Galay

Demo tape 4 (Tape / Digital)

“Techno Arabaqua” (Posthumously titled by the label)

Sounds like a demo of Bryn Jones on his drum kit.

“The Demo & Techno Arabaqua tapes sound like the base layer of sketches for future work.” Terry Bennet

Musik from the 90′s? no info on it.

https://staalplaat.bandcamp.com/album/techno-arabaqua

Khan Younis (digital)

https://othervoicesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/khan-younis-vox-58-mc

Compilation of rare tracks:

1.Khan Younis 07:03

2.Masawi Wife And Child (version) 07:43

3.Khan Younis RMX 03:40 (= Chilled No. 6 – Nonplace Urban Field remixed by Muslimgauze)

4.Khan Younis (version) 07:00

5.Shiva 06:56

6.Lion Of Kandahar (excerpt) 05:03

1 taken from VA – 110 Below – No Sleeve Notes Required (110 Below, 1995)
2 taken from VA – Assemblage Volume Two (Extreme, 1996)
3 taken from Nonplace Urban Field – Golden Star (Incoming!, 1996)
4 taken from VA – Le Sacre Du Printemps (Gonzo Circus, 1994)
5 taken from VA – X-X Section (Extreme, 1991)
6 taken from VA – Directions 2 (Direction Music, 1989)

AVAILABLE AS BONUS TAPE FOR EMAK BAKIA BOX SET

Compiled by Terry Bennett and Oleg Galay
Mastered by Roman Galay
Sleeve by Oleg Galay

Muslimgauze Digital

3 recent albums by Muslimgauze, from Staalplaat, available now as digital files on Bandcamp.

https://staalplaat.bandcamp.com/

Muslimgauze Digital

Staalplaat recently added many albums by Muslimgauze on a special bandcamp page , as digital downloads.

https://staalplaat.bandcamp.com/

Some albums have exclusive bonus tracks :

Deceiver Vol 3 & 4 (1 bonus tracks)

Iranair Inflight Magazine (3 bonus tracks)

and

Return Of Black September (2 ‘black september sessions’ = track ‘Thugghee’)

also available on the LP version of ‘Return of Black September’ (2020)  and on the album ‘Jerusalaam’ (2016).

Also don’t miss the album ‘Muslimgauze remixs Ryoji Ikeda‘ (8 tracks, source material is the album ‘Time and Space”), only available on bandcamp during 1 day : the 5th June 2020.

“I send Bryn stuf from my label for no reason other then he might like it, and he should know what the staalplaat is releasing. It was not uncomen for us to do this.sending the remixes was his way of answering. he seems to like it for he tolled me he send some to record companies that then expressed interest “we reserve the right to use it” (some big names I forgot) when I asked if he could send me a copy, for I was interested how it sounded, he tolled me he send the originals. (auw)” Geert-Jan Hobijn, facebook post.

Proper Titles for the bandcamp digital version of the album ‘Abyssinia Selasie‘:

1 Abyssinia Selasie 4:17
2 Abyssinia Selasie (Short Version) 1:58
3 Benzedrine Wallah 5:40
4 Arab 6:42
5 Mind Of A Suicide Bomber 2:44
6 Negative 3:42
7 Amira Kadal Srinagar + Mea Culpa 8:28

Panasonic : Remixes by Muslimgauze (LP / Digital)

Panasonic : 2 remixes by Muslimgauze / 1 remix by Zoviet France

“Ben Ponton and Mark Warren from Zoviet France and Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze sent me these Panasonic remixes in autumn 1996. After that they got buried under more busy projects for 23 years. Last year when archiving old DAT-tapes I came across with them again and asked Ilpo Väisänen and Ben Ponton wether they feel like releasing them.”

https://boomkat.com/products/remix-ep-7e9818a3-5afa-4a4f-8e5a-8deb5a79b3e2?taxon_id=107767

Release date (digital) : 21 May 2020
Release date (LP) : 12 June 2020

http://www.sahkorecordings.com

remix 1 (4:28) by Muslimgauze is based on the track ‘Hapatus’ from the first album of Panasonic.

remix 2 (7:45) is based on ‘Radiokemia’, same album.

AZZAZIN digital release (‘Port Said’ version, with track titles)

https://staalplaat.bandcamp.com/

https://boomkat.com/products/port-said-27566385-17d5-49c9-9c69-0404d1f7872a

Issue of an earlier version of Azzazin under a different name and with track titles. Track 9 of Azzazin is split into tracks 9 and 10 here. Track 9 here matches the version that appears on Beyond The Blue Mosque.

From Staalplaat: “The title is the title Bryn gave it. As far as I can hear it’s not the same but it’s very similar. We did not respond to the first master so he renamed it and reworked it and sent it again. Because we did not use the old master he used all the names for other stuff. I put it out so that people can listen for themselves.”

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

8 Digital albums added today on Itunes

Staalplaat has added 8 albums on itunes today.

There are the 2 last releases on the archive serie and also some ancient albums that were previously licensed from Staalplaat to other labels (except Baghdad and Mort aux vaches). They all come with a digital booklet.

-Minaret Speaker
-Zilver – Feel The Hiss
-Fedayeen
-In Search of Ahmad Shah Masood (Extra Noize Versions)
-Uzbekistani Bizzare and Souk
-Baghdad
-Mort aux vaches
-Melt (Ep) sold at the album price…   an alternative : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jaagheed-zarb/id740958673 (3 tracks of the Ep included)

link : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/muslimgauze/id4870543

These albums are also available on Boomkat (16/03/2015 ) as Mp3 / Flac downloads.
https://boomkat.com/artists/muslimgauze

Muslimgauze – Trial Mixes 1997-1998 [Free download]

Muslimgauze – Trial Mixes 1997-1998

Originally intended as a cassette only release for Dizzy Positivity 1999.

All tracks recorded and mixed by Bryn Jones 97/98.
DAT transfer September 2014.

Released 30 October 2014
DigitalDizzy  – dD8.

https://soundcloud.com/user253110660/sets/muslimgauze-trial-mixes-1997