Real Name:
Bryn Jones
Muslimgauze was the main musical project of Bryn Jones (17 June 1961 - 14 January 1999), a British ethnic electronica and experimental musician who was influenced by conflicts and history in the Muslim world, often with an emphasis on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The name Muslimgauze is a play on the word muslin (a type of gauze) combined with Muslim, referring to Bryn Jones' preoccupation with conflicts throughout the Muslim world. His discography (96 titles at the time of his death) has nearly doubled since 1999, although this counts reissued titles as well as brand-new titles. Jones' posthumous discography is known for including many studio variations of nearly all his music. In 2014 Ibrahim Khider published a 208 page biography titled Muslimgauze: Chasing The Shadow Of Bryn Jones (with bonus CD).
"Bryn Jones was not a practicing Muslim and never traveled to the Middle East. His recordings as Muslimgauze, however, qualified him as one of the Western artists most explicitly slanted in favor of the Palestinian liberation movement. Since the Manchester native’s works were instrumental, most of the political statement was inherent in the packaging: witness titles such as Fatah Guerrilla, Return of Black September, Hebron Massacre, Vote Hezbollah, United States of Islam, and The Rape of Palestine. Jones’s output was so idiosyncratic and prolific that he would remix anything he was given to suit his purposes and recorded an album almost every week.
Jones could have been a potentially controversial figure if his releases were available in anything except extremely limited editions - usually less than one thousand copies of each title. Despite their lack of prominence, Jones’s blend of found-sound Middle Eastern and South Asian atmospheres with heavily phased drones and colliding rhythm programs were among the most startling and unique in the noise and electronica underground. The Muslimgauze project ended tragically in 1999 when Jones died suddenly of a rare blood disease. A number of posthumous releases including Lo-Fi India Abuse (partially a collaboration with the dub collective Systemwide) and the 9-disc Box Of Silk And Dogs soon followed." - John Bush for



PKR-2 Muslimgauze - Opaques album art Muslimgauze Opaques (Album) Product Kinematograph PKR-2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
PKR-1 Muslimgauze - Kabul album art Muslimgauze Kabul (Album) Product Kinematograph PKR-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LOOSE 008 Muslimgauze - Buddhist On Fire album art Muslimgauze Buddhist On Fire (Album) Recloose Organisation LOOSE 008 UK 1984 Sell This Version
LIMITED 2 Muslimgauze - Blinded Horses album art Muslimgauze Blinded Horses (Album) Limited Editions LIMITED 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
LIMITED 3 Muslimgauze - Flajelata album art Muslimgauze Flajelata (Album) Limited Editions LIMITED 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LIMITED 4 Muslimgauze - Hajj album art Muslimgauze Hajj (Album) Limited Editions LIMITED 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Limited 6 Muslimgauze - Abu Nidal album art Muslimgauze Abu Nidal (Album) Limited Editions Limited 6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LIMITED 5 Muslimgauze - Jazirat-Ul-Arab album art Muslimgauze Jazirat-Ul-Arab (Album) Limited Editions LIMITED 5 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PDC005 Muslimgauze - Coup D'Etat album art Muslimgauze Coup D'Etat (Album) Permis De Construire PDC005 France 1987 Sell This Version
ST C.D. 001 Muslimgauze - Iran album art Muslimgauze Iran (Album) Staaltape, Staalplaat ST C.D. 001 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
LIMITED 7 Muslimgauze - The Rape Of Palestine album art Muslimgauze The Rape Of Palestine (Album) Limited Editions LIMITED 7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PHOE 02 Muslimgauze - Uzi album art Muslimgauze Uzi (Album) Parade Amoureuse PHOE 02 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
XCT 015 Muslimgauze - Intifaxa album art Muslimgauze Intifaxa (Album) Extreme, Extreme XCT 015 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
XCD 007 Muslimgauze - United States Of Islam album art Muslimgauze United States Of Islam (Album) Extreme XCD 007 USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
XCD 012 Muslimgauze - Zul'm album art Muslimgauze Zul'm (Album) Extreme XCD 012 US 1992 Sell This Version
SOL 20 CD Muslimgauze - Veiled Sisters album art Muslimgauze Veiled Sisters(2xCD, Album) Soleilmoon Recordings SOL 20 CD US 1993 Sell This Version
ST CD 051 Muslimgauze - Hamas Arc album art Muslimgauze Hamas Arc (Album) Staalplaat ST CD 051 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
SOL 17 CD Muslimgauze - Vote Hezbollah album art Muslimgauze Vote Hezbollah (Album) Soleilmoon Recordings SOL 17 CD US 1993 Sell This Version
STDAT 001 Muslimgauze - Satyajit Eye album art Muslimgauze Satyajit Eye (Album) Staalplaat STDAT 001 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ST CD 058 Muslimgauze - Betrayal album art Muslimgauze Betrayal(CD, Album) Staalplaat ST CD 058 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 01 Muslimgauze - Al-Zulfiquar Shaheed album art Muslimgauze Al-Zulfiquar Shaheed (Album) T.4 TCD 01 France 1994 Sell This Version
XCD 026 Muslimgauze - Citadel album art Muslimgauze Citadel (Album) Extreme XCD 026 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CPRODCD020, CPRODICD20 Muslimgauze - Emak Bakia album art Muslimgauze Emak Bakia (Album, Comp) Concrete Productions, Concrete Productions, Cargo Records, Cargo Records CPRODCD020, CPRODICD20 US 1994 Sell This Version
ST CD 072 Muslimgauze - Zealot album art Muslimgauze Zealot(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Staalplaat ST CD 072 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
SOL 24 CD Muslimgauze - Hebron Massacre album art Muslimgauze Hebron Massacre(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num) Soleilmoon Recordings SOL 24 CD US 1994 Sell This Version

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May 3, 2022
If you search Staalplaat Records of Muslimgauze , buy them directly on bandcamp ! prices here are crazy unfortunately. On bandcamp it's the half of the prices here , with a normal shipping cost :)


November 16, 2021
edited 6 months ago
In 1995, I didn't have a computer or the internet. I was into "Electronica" music as they called it back then. Went to the local Record store in SF and didn't see anything I wanted, but had a few extra dollars, and remembered some weird CDs from something called "Muslimgauze"... Bought the three that had really tripped me out based only on their covers, as they were really intense.

My three picks were 'Veiled Sisters', 'Betrayal', and 'Salaam Alekum'. I was not disappointed. The music was nothing like I had heard before. That was my introduction to Muslimgauze. I then promptly got hooked, and the Staalplaat and Soilemoon labels turned me on to other great artists like Rapoon...


January 28, 2020
A really amazing artist who terrifically went ahead of his time and produce what is a proper experimental electronic music.Sad to read about his early death, therefore, I wish all the best for y'all music diggers. Let's live our days at once!.
Bryn Jones ++


July 11, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
It's amazing how much music keeps being released after this artist has died. Looks to be more than 50 releases since 1999. Are the proceeds going to relatives?


July 7, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
There are no words to describe his talent and what a genius he was. His early death possibly marks the most grievous loss in industrial music at all. However, let’s be thankful for the vast legacy he left to us. God bless you, Bryn.


January 23, 2018
Muslimgauze mix (on two turntables and two cd-players) by Dutch dj and producer DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess, in Barcelona:


March 20, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
A prolific artist in his life and not only unique in compositional style but intelligent and gratifying to those listeners who venture beyond pap pop music terroir. There too many classic MG recordings but as much as I hate the Extreme label for screwing their artists out of royalties my first experience and to this day favorite MG release was Zul'M. Its got everything in it trance inducing electronic beats mixed with ethnic chants, atmosphere and very balanced compared to his former and later harsher sounding industrialized recordings. He was not concerned about peoples opinions esp. the political views that he held regarding middle-eastern politics and that suborn creative nature is what made him a true artist in my book. He made music without the iron grip of money and record labels mind bending this artist to conform to the fashionable music of the times.
Brilliant,ahead of his time and a one of a kind. RIP!


November 25, 2015
so far beyond...


March 5, 2015
I have all his releases, all in digital formats (no actual CDs, LP, etc.). This guy's stuff is amazingly prophetic (not in any religious/spiritual way) in how he seemed to foreshadow the issues/problems/violence of the Arabs, Palestinians, Jews, et. well before it was anything but a regional concern. Highly recommended people investigate...


October 28, 2012
Sampledelic mid-eastern percussion soundscapes which range from the mesmerising to the tweeter-shredding. Bryn has some absolutely brilliant recordings, with a sound unlike anyone else's, but that's offset by the fact that a great deal of his later work seems like demos, the seeds of ideas as opposed to fully realised ones. I've found his most consistent works from beginning to end are the albums on Extreme, especially Z'ulm and Citadel. Best results will come from wading through his archive and picking and choosing the individual tracks that suit your own tastes.
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