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muslimgauze - chasing the shadow of bryn jones 1983-1988 (book + cd)


ARTIST // muslimgauze
LABEL // vinyl on demand (de)
CAT // vod121bkcd



The book is divided into three sections; biography, posthumous narrative, and discography analysis.
The biography of the late Bryn Jones is comprised of a quilt of narratives from friends, family, and collaborators. Letters, articles, and interviews provide further insight into Jones, who was otherwise reclusive and highly secretive. The book also delves into each Muslimgauze musical release and its attendant (text, album and track titles and dedications) sourced. To experience Muslimgauze music is to be educated on Western foreign policy, resource greed and push for regional domination behind much of the conflicts. If Colonialism is a disease, then within this disease is part of the cure.

Section two is a first-person narrative by the author who went to the UK to interview friends, family, and collaborators to see what happened. Years after Jones’ passing, Muslimgauze is as prolific as ever with posthumous yet-to-be released material still in the works as of this writing. This narrative is set on the backdrop of even more Muslim-world conflicts, once distant in the news during Jones life and now cause for concern all over the world as the struggles are brought to our doorsteps. Now more than ever, we must learn about the issues Jones railed against in his lifetime.

Section three attempts to grapple with the staggering catalog of Muslimgauze music and organize it in a comprehensive way. This section may be of special interest to those not completely familiar with the musical oeuvre.

Accompaning 15-Track CD (Sol168/VOD121.CD)

A PUTRID OASIS 15-Track CD COMPILATION 1987-2003 (in cooperation with Soleilmoon)
1. Gold Kalpakcilar Dome - Part 1/2 03:41
From "Alms For Iraq". Recorded in 1995, released in 2003.

2. A Putrid Oasis 02:51
From "Galilee Stone". Recorded in 1994, previously unreleased.

3. How Rustem, The Thief, Moves Through Fire 05:01
From "Sufiq". Recorded in 1997, released in 2000.

4. Memsahib of Gub and Ghee 03:57
From "Fakir Sind". Recorded in 1998, released in 1999.

5. Bilechik Mule 05:33
From "Hussein Mahmood Jeeb Tehar Gass". Recorded in 1998, released in 1999.

6. Untitled 07:00
From "Re-mixs Vol 2". Recorded and released in 1997.

7. Suttee 08:10
From "Farouk Enjineer", recorded and released in 1997.

8. Jawani Zindabad 05:35
From "Vote Hezbollah", recorded in 1992, released in 1993.

9. Sapere Aude 03:37
From "Abu Nidal". Recording date unknown. Released in 1987.

10. Saladin Mercy 07:06
From "Gun Aramaic". Recorded in 1994/1995, released in 1995.

11. Sulaymaniyah 04:12
From "Mazar-i-Sharif". Recorded in 1997 and released in 1998.

12. Palestine Is Our Izlamic Land - Part 1 06:02
From "Arab Quarter", Recorded in 1995/1996, and released in 1996.

13. Marseille - Part 2 03:06
From "Lahore & Marseille". Recorded in 1997, released in 1998.

14. Sadaambush 02:02
From "Arabbox". Recorded in 1993, released in 2003.

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