Based on the letter sent to the islamaphonia
subscribers after the death of Bryn Jones in 1999. You can find a list of all albums
that were still left unreleased at this period.
It was updated in 2006 with some more unreleased
albums that weren't on the official soleilmoon list of 1999; some notes
were added too.
Around 18 to 20 months ago Bryn's
musical output hit its peak. Tapes were coming through the door at
an unbelievable rate, two or three a month. More than we could release,
or keep track of. I realized we were being overwhelmed with material,
so I started keeping a record of the all the music he was sending.
I'm glad I did because many of the tapes had no information about
when they were recorded, although Bryn typically didn't hold tapes
very long after he'd recorded them. Last night I hauled out the box
and sorted through it. In the bottom were several DATs from 1997 that
hadn't been logged, so I added them to the list. I checked the other
boxes of master tapes, from earlier years. More unreleased tapes!
There were remixed versions of the 1993 classic "Veiled Sisters"
and 1992's out-of-print "Vote Hezbollah", the latter with
a previously unreleased track, and of course lots and lots of completely
unreleased material, some going all the way back to 1994. Amazingly,
there was even a handful of low-quality cassette tapes, some of which
may hold completely original material.
Counting the cassettes there
are around 30 unreleased Muslimgauze master recordings at Soleilmoon.
Some are short, some are long, some are remixes, and at least one
is probably nothing more a duplicate version of another, with a new
title and track order.
Here's the list:
1993 Arabbox (originals) - DAT 67 minutes,
says "live" on the tape Soleilmoon
1993 Arabbox (Re-edits) - DAT
- DAT, 64 min 55
sec "live" recording, according to the
notes. 63 minutes on cdr, possibly edited?
1993 Dome of the Rock - DAT 63 minutes Ant-Zen
- Followup to Hebron Massacre
1995 Alms for Iraq
- CDR, 19 tracks,
56:24 min (No titles)
- DAT, 77 min (with track listing)
(final pressing contains 26 tracks / 75 min) Soleilmoon
1996? Hummus - DAT 19 tracks, 64 minutes Soleilmoon
1996? Vote Hezbollah (new version) - DAT including different mixes
and improved sound. One extra unreleased track. Nexsound
1996 Veiled Sisters - DAT 1996 remix Soleilmoon
1997 Jaldar Bokhara -
DAT 12 tracks, 67:17. Track listing on DAT
1997 Your Mines in Kabul - Two DATs, No song
(there are song titles on the final pressing) Staalplaat
1998 Galilee Stone
- CDR and DAT (same material)
Strip Down and Abuse Bill Laswell - DAT
Mahmood - CDR (11
tracks) / DAT (13 tracks).
(4 tracks released on 12" in 1998, 2 more on "Hussein Jeeb
Tehar Gass" CD in 1999.)
Full album released in 2010 by Soleilmoon.
1998 Speaker of Turkish - DAT 6 tracks, 73 minutes soleilmoon
Hear extract from track 'Turkish Speaker'
1998 Syrinjia (new) - DAT, slightly revised from version released
"Moon Guitar" was changed to "Moon Soleil". soleilmoon
[1998 Jebel Tariq ep - DAT 8 tracks]
1998 Jebel Tariq - DAT full length release Staalplaat
2000 (mp3) / 2003
Songs (Ep) -
DAT - Released by Staalplaat in 2013
1998 Under Turkish
Red Crescent - DAT 3 tracks, 27 min
[1998 Dar es Salaam - DAT 5 tracks, 47:49]
1998 Dar es Salaam - DAT long version. 8 songs, 62:00 Hidden
[1998 Moroccan Tongue - DAT 8 tracks, 61:30]
see next album
Republic of Afghanistan -
DAT 9 tracks, 61:30 ("this tape replaces
moroccan tongue dat. it has 2 new tracks, drops 1 track, reorder of
cassettes from Soleilmoon : New tracks Cassette
- four pieces
Live tracks Cassette -
Infidel Asphyxia -
Negev Gulag (long mix) - Cassette,
Dome of the Rock - Cassette, three pieces
Mandarin Guerilla - (dub mixes 7-6-5-3-4)
Cairopraktar - (mixes 6-5-1-3-7-2-4) Cassette,
The reason I'm not more certain about what
some of these tapes and CDRs contain is that until recently I haven't
felt like listening to any of the unreleased material. Hearing his
music brought up too many sad memories. Our two posthumous releases,
"Fakir Sind" and "Hand of Fatima", were chosen
long before Bryn died, and the limited "Bass Communion v. Muslimgauze"
was also something that was finished last year. Since then we've released
nothing. Cataloging the collection was an important step towards bringing
the rest of his output to light. Our next Muslimgauze release will
be "Sufiq". Look for it in January or February. And I will
listen to the cassettes. If it turns out that they have original material
it's possible they could be cleaned up enough to release on the internet."
Author of the original letter : Charles
Soleilmoon Recordings, 1999.