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Format: 10 x LP
Label & Cat.Number: Vinyl-On-Demand VOD 121.x RE
Release Year: 2016
Note: lim. re-press (lim. 200) of the 10 LPs from the deleted "Chasing the Shadow" Box-set (VOD121) as 10 single items - all with own covers
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €215.00
More Info"Limited 200 Stand-Alone Reissue of 10 Lp’s which were released in 2013 as „Chasing the
Shadow of Bryn Jones 10 Lp-Anthology-Box-Set.
These Lp’s focus on Bryn’s early musical output of the Manchester, England-based musician who produced nearly 200 albums (some were multi-disc sets) between 1982 to 1998 before he passed-away in 1999 at age 38 Though the majority of his catalog is instrumental, his music is considered controversial by some where some retailers who went so far as to ban selected catalog items. An anti-colonialist at heart, Jones dedicated most of his music to Muslim-world struggles during his lifetime such as Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, the Iran/Iraq war, and the Lebanon civil war, to name a few, with an emphasis on the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Jones was pro-Palestinian, often evidenced on album and track titles as well as
dedications. Muslimgauze music can be considered a sonic treatise on Muslim-world conflicts in the form of exotic soundscape narratives, driving musical protest and rhythmic assertion. As a side effect of being prolific, Jones worked in a variety of styles and successfully melded traditional ethnic music of places he championed with Western urban stylings such as techno, breakbeat, and dub. Some credit him as being the ‘Godfather of Dubstep’, the current musical rage.
Perhaps Jones’ musical brilliance shone brightest as an audio editor who deftly
juxtaposed unlikely sounds in ways that now cannot be envisioned otherwise. Others
simply consider his music ‘not of this world’ and ‘not of this time’.
In 1992 Bryn wrote some little manifesto about his music and influence. Almost 25 years
back of time, his visions and reflecting concerns are more contemporary than ever it
‚The Principle Influence behind Muslimgauze is the political facts of the middle-east,
though support of the PLO is the main Backbone.
There are no musical influences, only political facts and figureheads e.g. Arafat, Gaddafi,
Bhutto, Khaled etc.
Such things are the starting point from which Muslimgauze music is taken.
We have just (Gulf War) had a small skirmish in the middle-east, this area of the world is
the most important quiet soon.
Every countries going to have to choose which side it is on, to help free the people of
There is a lot more to Muslimgauze than just a few pieces of music on a record or CD.
There are no Bands around who I go out of my way to hear/see, the main-music I listen to
is authentic and unable to be pigeonholed, people seem to buy what there told to, also
they hear what other people have decided is good. Go Out and Discover’ (Bryn Jones,
Feb.29, 1992, Manchester)" [label info]
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