Staalplaat Muslimgauze Archive Vol 36
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Those not familiar with Jones’ style, will listen slack-jawed at the shear anticipatory nature of his sound collage. Initially released by Staalplaat in 1999 (the same year of his passing away) as part of the ‘Box Of Silk And Dogs’ comes out again as a double LP. He was a cult artist, politically motivated for the arab-palestinian cause and a seminal experimenter of the ethnical samples’ use with minimal and electronic rhythms. The atmospheres retain intact the original charm made out of full and gloomy, but pulsating in the provoked emotions, very different from the exotic and ornamental processing of certain world music. Drum machines, old synths, percussion, all combined in a traditional way, without any computer help. Sounds anyway already permeated with what will have come, drawing on different genres but always supporting a specific poetic. “Peace is a distant dream” Bryn Jones said, in one of his latest interviews. He died for a rare blood disease, and on both sizes things seem to unfortunately still be the same.

Ingaza is thematically and stylistically all over the place, sporting atmospheric instrumental loops one moment and jarring, heavily barbed and distorted beats the next. Differences between tracks, not unlike changing channels on TV or switching between net browsers, predominate, imagery conjuring Middle Eastern travel and tourism on one screen plays against grisly proxy war footage on the next. The only threads linking these tracks were made during Jones' grittier production-cum-dub days during the last years of his life.

Muslimgauze: Ingaza

Meesur Muslimgauze 4' 58''
Satsooma Muslimgauze 5' 53''
Pen Your Atlas, And Find Kurdistan Muslimgauze 5' 21''
Divotee, Lie With The Dogs Muslimgauze 4' 01''
Baljit With Copper Wire Muslimgauze 2' 04''
Silk And Mint Muslimgauze 3' 22''
Kumari Muslimgauze 5' 42''
Banjari Muslimgauze 5' 28''
Sacrifice Pit Muslimgauze 3' 51''
Sandblind Muslimgauze 2' 04''
Hand Of Henna Muslimgauze 1' 25''
Moonshi Muslimgauze 4' 41''
Hamas Internet, Gaza Muslimgauze 3' 14''
Grass Of Sidi Bou Said Muslimgauze 1' 16''
Allah Will, Provide You Forfeit Muslimgauze 6' 11''
Temple Carcass Muslimgauze 5' 05''
Hamas Internet, Gaza Muslimgauze 2' 38''

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