John DobsonComment

100 GREAT TURKS BY MUSLIMGAUZE

John DobsonComment
100 GREAT TURKS BY MUSLIMGAUZE

Bryn Jones was prolific. Before his death in 1999 at the age of 37, he'd released over 60 original albums, the majority under the name Muslimgauze. The name belies his preoccupation with the struggle of the Palestinian people, later to encompass conflicts in the wider Muslim world - Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and so on and so forth.

John Bush for AllMusic wrote earlier this year "Jones' blend of found-sound Middle Eastern atmospheres with heavily phased drones and colliding rhythm programs were among the most startling and unique in the noise underground."

Despite the unique handicap of death - a rare fungal infection in his blood the cause - he continues to be prolific as he left behind huge volumes of work, now curated by his nephew Gareth Jones. The latest release is Deceiver vol 3 & 4.

The original Deceiver, released in 1996, was one of the first as Jones steered to a more abrasive, noisier sound. Now a third volume and the addition of the last tapes from the recording of that album are out. We feature here the opening track, 100 Great Turks, a multi-faceted melange of distorted beats.

Get it now from Staalplat Records