Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Muslimgauze ‎– "Hajj" (Limited Editions ‎– LIMITED 4) 1986


From a similar place, musically,one can loosely connect Muslimgauze to Zoviet France via the dark tribal ethnological ambiance angle.
To call the 'late' Bryn Jones prolific is somewhat an understatement,there being around 200 albums and counting to date;over half of them posthumous. However, variety,is not a word one could apply to the vast majority of his canon.Heavily percussive blends of found sounds from middle eastern cultures,mixed in with ambient drones and electronica, make for a doomy antediluvian experience. Then there's the obsession with middle eastern politics,especially the PLO; to the leader of whom, the equally 'late' Yasser Arafat,this LP is dedicated.
As much as any normal person can sympathise with the plight of the Palestinian, and the 'Nazi-style' ghettoisation and ethnic cleansing of the westbank and Gaza by Israel; it does get a tad boring to be confronted with the same theme for over two hundred albums!?.....OK!We get it!
That said,after the recent Terror attacks in Paris, this work has a continuing relevance.


Tracklist

A1Charnel
A2Under Black Light
A3Somnambulists
BX Ajza Of Martyrdome

DOWNLOAD some relevant political ambiance from beyond the grave HERE!

4 comments:

Petty Vendetta said...

aw lighten up...it's just a bit of fun

Jonny Zchivago said...

Oh,you're soooo right.....lets enjoy ourselves...weh-heeeeyyyyyy!....this is such fun!

Stu said...

In 1976 I saw ELO at the Birmingham NEC. I was there shouting with everyone else – “come back on, ELO, and carry on playing”

Jonny Zchivago said...

I bet cha that Bryn 'Muslimgauze' Jones was right next to you beckoning lynne Bevan and that violin player called kelly crewcut or something, back onto the stage for an encore of 'Strange Magic'.