Sunday, April 29, 2012

Muslimgauze - Vote Hezbollah (Soleilmoon - 1993)


Was Bryn Jone human?  A quick look at his resume and one ponders the question; the guy has over 200 releases credited to his name.  I think I remember reading Shackleton dubiously claiming he hadn't heard Muslimgauze prior to his work with Skull Disco.

Anyways, this LP was my introduction to Jone's pan-Allah flavored electronica and still ranks among my favorites of the few dozens of albums I've heard of his.


edition of approx. 3277
  1. Bazoft Rope  (5.52)
  2. Muezzin Farsi  (6.28)
  3. Ishmael Tongue  (5.33)
  4. Jawani Zindabad  (5.42)
  5. Tuareg  (6.10)
  6. Miyazawa  (7.12)
  7. Zion Poison  (7.17)
  8. Satyajit Eye  (4.11)
  9. Ishmael Tongue  (5.17)
  10. Bazoft Rope  (5.51)
  11. Muezzin Farsi  (4.34)
  12. Jawani Zindabad  (4.34)
all tracks written/played/recorded by Muslimgauze in Manchester
engineered & mixed by John Delf
re-mixed by Muslimgauze 
Dedicated to the freedom of Palestine.






Bryn Jone (1961-1999)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wackies - City Line 12 Original 12" Singles



24 cuts of heat from traces of the black ark found on white planes road in the bronx.

ride the lion




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Night Ragas (Music Today, 1994)


योऽसौ ध्वनिविशेषस्तु स्वरवर्णविभूषितः ।
रञ्जको जनचित्तानां स च राग उदाहृतः ।।
"That which is a special dhwani (tune), is bedecked with swara (notes) and varna and is colorful and delightful to the minds of the people, is said to be rāga" - Matanga in the Brihaddeshi.



Long before my first trip to the subcontinent, I acquired a couple of these beautiful volumes of Inidan ragas on cassette--from the free pile at the dump.  Probably my first introduction to music outside of the western sphere o' influence; I was transfixed with what sounded so alien to these young ears who only a few years prior had just discovered dad's floyd and zep records.  Almost a decade and a half later these tapes are among some of my most cherished items from childhood.

There are ragas for many occasions...time of day, time of year, the mood of the weather...think monsoons...  The Music Today label first released these as a multi-volume set including "Morning Ragas", "Afternoon Ragas", "Evening Ragas", and here we have "Night Ragas".

Save this set for after the glorious sun, once again, has passed us for an evening.


vol .01

1. Raga Shuddh Nat -29:40 / Mallikarjun Mansur - vocal
2. Raga Kedar - 15:15 / Padma Talwalkar - vocal
3. Raga Jhinjhoti - 14:40 / Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute

vol .02

1. Raga Hamir - 15:05 / Padma Talwalkar - vocal
2. Raga Tilak Kamod - 15:00 / Shahid Parvez - sitar
3. Raga Bageshwari - 30:20 / Pandit Jasraj - vocal

vol .03

1. Raga Maru Bihag - 14:45 / Shruti Sadolikar - vocal
2. Raga Jaijaiwanti - 14:45 / Rajan and Sajan Mishra - vocal
3. Raga Malkauns - 29:50 / Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute

vol .04

1. Raga Nayiki Kanhara - 29:45 / Shruti Sadolikar - vocal
2. Raga Des - 15:05 / Pandit Jasraj - vocal
3. Raga Darbari - 13:45 / Amjad Ali Khan - sarod


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