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*Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* In 1998 Staalplaat and Muslimgauze were in a conquering spirit. Bryn Jones (1961-1999), the man behind Muslimgauze, delivered new works almost on a weekly basis and was more than happy to see them released straight away. Unlike others, Staalplaat was never shy to release larger works, lumping them together, such as the 9CD Box of Silk & Dogs. Allowing free reign in editing, the 4LP box set Tandoori Dog contained an LP called Tandoor Dog, which included only eight out of the 11 original pieces. Now the whole Tandoor Dog album is released on a limited CD, spanning in total 60 minutes of music. Muslimgauze didn't fail in this highly productive period. Peaking as never before, his music here carries all that makes Muslimgauze the unique artist he is. Taking his influences from what can be loosely called the Middle East, but extending that to as far as Pakistan, Jones freely samples percussion, instruments and voices and adds these to his own sequences and instruments, such as the tabla. The melting pot that is the studio blends this together in hypnotic pieces of music. Captivating, minimal, and groovy, this is the roughly-shaped electronic world of Bryn Jones. All of this was motivated and inspired by events in the Middle East -- a strong pre-occupation with the fate of the occupied people in the Palestinian lands and an unashamed love for such controversial groups as Hezbollah, as reflected through the titles Jones picked for his work. With the re-issue of Tandoor Dog another keystone work by Jones is finally available again.
Release/catalogue number: archive013cd
Release date: Sep 12, 2013