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Manchester, England (1982 – 1999)

Muslimgauze was the stage name of Bryn Jones (June 17, 1961 - January 14, 1999), an extremely prolific British electronic music artist, strongly influenced by everything to do with the Middle East. The name Muslimgauze was derived from the word “muslin,” which is a type of gauze and, somehow, it was changed into an adjective describing the area in which he was interested. He was a staunch supporter of Hamas and the PLO, and he believed Palestine should be freed from the Israelis. Born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom, he never visited the Middle East because he believed it was wrong to visit an occupied land.

He first began making music in 1982, under the alias of E.g Oblique Graph, to protest the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. He released three cassettes and a 7” EP as E.g Oblique Graph: “Extended Play” (1982), “Piano Room” (1982), the 7” “Triptych” (1982), and “Inhalt” (1983). After he changed his name to Muslimgauze, he released a 7” EP (“Hammer & Sickle”), his first full-length LP (“Kabul”), and another cassette (“Opaques”) in 1983. In 1990, the Australian record label Extreme signed him, which he left in 1994 for Dutch label Staalplaat and its sister American label Soleilmoon because his releases were not being released as promptly as he had wanted and he was also not receiving payment, and since he had put forth seven releases since he signed, money was becoming a problem. His output was always very high. In 1995, he had six releases; in 1996, fifteen; in 1997, nine; in 1998, sixteen. After his death, the many record companies he had associated with released unreleased material and re-pressed older, out-of-print material. In 1999, the year of his death, twenty-two new (and old) albums and EPs on several media were released.

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  • Soci0path

    oh my... i can't remember last time i tried this,.. i just remember Loving it so.. gotta re-check it out for Bryn Jones's sake // RIP Bryn Jones & Thank you very much.

    9 May 3:55pm Reply
  • Ulgrine

    Het Zweet should be in top 10 similar artists. He's nearly the only one who could somehow be compared with what Bryn did. Otherwise Muslimgauze's sound is so extremely unique..I even can't compare him with anyone. Solanaceae Tau slightly reminds me of Bryn's repetitive loops and endless sound-collages, but only in a few ways.

    19 Apr 10:33am Reply
  • Minardil

    в рупоре северные корейцы спорят на разных языках о Muslimgause. это почти как рупор "Кино" в лучше годы.

    27 Mar 11:59pm Reply
  • DoglessEndeavor

    Honestly couldn't give a fuck about his political views. I have a lot of time for his production though. 'Zither/Feel the Hiss' is decent so far.

    16 Mar 11:34am Reply
  • Razielek

    On a high note we have two new Muslimgauze albums and amazing reissue of "Silknoose". Check it out.

    14 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • ACHILLEES

    Shitty comments for nice music. [3]

    14 Mar 3:42pm Reply
  • ACHILLEES

    leave me alone

    14 Mar 3:42pm Reply
  • Basskoenig

    useful idiots for palestine

    13 Mar 11:08am Reply
  • Basskoenig

    Good that this hamas-supporting fucktard died..

    13 Mar 11:08am Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    хорош

    4 Mar 10:19pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    одна из лучших музык на земле, из всего многотомного наследия особенно рекомендую "united states of islam" и "vote hezbollah"

    3 Mar 12:15pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Fuck off Zionists. [2]

    11 Feb 2:28am Reply
  • Thurible

    Zionist idiots below v useful idiots for the Jew

    24 Jan 7:05pm Reply
  • Clubonica

    Love the ambient-percussion pieces such as those on Hamas Arc and Return of Black September. Very dark and hypnotic. It's quite a shame he passed away when he did, because the project seemed to be improving into something really special with Mullah Said.

    10 Jan 11:42pm Reply
  • life-rot

    ahah these comments

    7 Jan 8:06pm Reply
  • Ruby-Diamond-GG

    Shitty comments for nice music. [2]

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Razielek

    Shitty comments for nice music.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ameretatt

    Nice music for shitty ideology. [3]

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Spinnbar

    More relevant than ever, for sure [5]

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Goofotecl

    More relevant than ever, for sure [4]

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
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