Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia

The following appears on Aquarellist's' Bandcamp page.

>"In the winter of 1996 (Saturday 17th February 1996) World Music band Celtarabia played a sell-out gig at Slaithwaite Civic Hall in West Yorkshire with support from Psychedelic DJ Simon Scott of Tandoori Space Records in Leeds and were joined on stage by Bryn Jones who joined them in their set playing a Darbuka with his painted red hands signifying his support for the Palestinian people. Reggae Producer John Bolloten (The Rootsman) was also there and a great time was had by all on stage and afterwards.

At the end of the gig Quentin Budworth gave Bryn Jones and John Bolloten a copy of the band's first CD 'The Lost Music of Celtarabia' with some very interesting results a series of collaborations leading to the recording of The Rootsman Meets Celtarabia 'Union of Souls' album with John and the arrival of a mysterious DAT tape in a plain brown envelope sent directly to John Bolloten at the Third Eye Studio of Celtarabia tracks remixed by Bryn Jones directly from the album – extremely gritty and fierce the recordings are direct from Bryn's Studio and strangely beautiful. Reflecting the bitter reality of life in Palestine far removed from the dreamy orientalism of the original Celtarabia Tracks.

The tracks are all remixes of "The Lost Music of Celtarabia” tracks."

Quentin Budworth

Muslimgauze vs Celtarabia on Bandcamp

The following appeared on AOTY. (Album Of The Year)

I don't think I've heard anything remotely like this before. Essentially remixes of some tribal Arabic music recorded 15 years ago, the use of repetition, looping and touches of experimentation thrown in make a really bizarre listen. One that I'm sure will grow over the year.
Standout: Straddle the Speaker
Favs: Bedlam, Stepping on Shadows, The Angel 02, Life 02
Least fav: The Angel 04

review by Houdanny Mar 28, 2021

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Mar 28, 2021