AZZAZIN by MUSLIMGAUZE

SKU107828
ArtistMUSLIMGAUZE
TitleAZZAZIN
LabelSTAALPLAAT
Catalog #ARCHIVEFORTYTHREE
Genre
ReleaseW 09 - 2019
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
€ 37,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. 1
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/1.mp3
  2. 2
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/2.mp3
  3. 3
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/3.mp3
  4. 4
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/4.mp3
  5. 5
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/5.mp3
  6. 6
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/6.mp3
  7. 7
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/7.mp3
  8. 8
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/8.mp3
  9. 9
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/9.mp3
  10. 10
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/10.mp3
  11. 11
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/11.mp3
  12. 12
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/12.mp3
  13. 13
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/13.mp3
  14. 14
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/14.mp3
  15. 15
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/15.mp3
  16. 16
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/16.mp3
  17. 17
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/17.mp3
  18. 18
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/18.mp3
  19. 19
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/19.mp3
  20. 20
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/20.mp3
  21. 21
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/21.mp3
  22. 22
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/a/archivefortythree_muslimgauze/22.mp3

Description

'Azzazin' is a double standout Muslimgauze album, first LP originally issued in 1996, as a CD and the second LP as a 10" Tightly focused on a singular palette of monotone drones and swarming electronic buzzes, which arguably sound like a parallel to early Editions Mego

They're probably the most minimalist Muslimgauze tracks you've heard, and even still he manages to express a fine range of abstracted emotions, from aggressive buzz to tender ambient pieces and spectral concrete prisms. Starting with an extremely minimal opening number -- it's no surprise Finnish experimental duo Pan Sonic are Muslimgauze fans, based on this track -- Azzazzin has a much more electronic feeling than most of Bryn Jones' other albums, eschewing the traditional elements used elsewhere for a rough, quietly aggressive and disturbing feel. The fourth track, with its unpredictable keyboard snarls over a low, quiet pulse, and the sixth and seventh songs, with distorted, high-pitched noise tones mixed with a soft series of bass notes and a slight spoken-word interjection from time to time, are some of the strong points from this intriguing release. Surprisingly this album contains no trace of percussions whatsoever and instead presents a dry and claustrophobic minimal electronics that sounds more like a Warp band or a project by some S.E.T.I.-inspired laptop artist than a Middle Eastern-inspired band. Outerspace sci-fi sounds meet with found sounds and human-made noises, isolationist experimental knob tweaking and mostly hi frequency material loops playing at random. Beats are used in an extremely limited way throughout Azzazzin, with rhythm, always a key component of Jones' work, more suggested at points by the nature of the keyboard lines than anything else. draws a picture of the artist that is different than the one we got to know.