Sunday, February 13, 2011
What could be a better excuse for me to post up something by my favorite band Muslimgauze, the non de guerre of Bryn Jones.
Bryn used his musick to paint a statement about the conditions in the Arab world. He used the artwork of his covers to paint a picture of rebellion. We are featuring musick from the countries affected by or involved in the current popular resurgence in the Middle East but I find that Jones, an outsider from Manchester, England faithfully & honestly presented those same feeling of unrest.
The ultra-prolific Bryn Jones was infatuated with the politics, music, sound, & feel of the Middle East. Almost every single release of his has sampled Middle Eastern speech, percussion, instruments, etc. to make some of the most incredible music out there, ranging from noise to dub to hip hop to ambient to.. well, whatever Port Said is.
Since this is a very limited release, long out of print, I thought it would be excellent to post here. Although it is named after Egypt’s famous port, Port Said is unique among Jones’ releases in that it's one of few Muslimgauze release with absolutely NO Middle Eastern influence.
Year of Release: 1999
Label: Audio.NL 004
Port Said 1
Port Said 2
Download: Muslimgauze - Port Said ep
Download Size: 46.2MB (ripped at 320Kbps)