Boomkat Product Review:
On vinyl for the first time, a full battery of fucked drums and textured edits from Bryn Jones’ Muslimgauze, roughly to the span of the ‘90s, shortly before he passed long before his time in 1999.
‘Jackal The Invizible’ premieres 14 tracks from his endless tranche of DATs, typically including alternate versions of previously issued material alongside tracks exclusive to this set. With each new Muslimgauze archival delivery we feel for the crew at Staalplaat who have to try and make sense of his practically non-existent cataloguing system, which mostly consisted of DAT tapes with a track-listing and no further information. But that’s also become part of the puzzle of working a way thru his body of work, which always leaves more questions than answers, with countless more tapes yet to be unarchived, heard and catalogued.
On this one we direct straight to the title track for one of his rudely house oriented swangers, and also to the alternate version of ‘Fedayeen Bharboo of Pakistan Railways’ for a salty slap of mutant dancehall, while the spare drums of ‘Degage’ are a possible nod to Gescom’s Disengage shows (some of these do date to the early-mid ‘90s?) and ‘Kabul is free under a veil’ remnds us that time is a loop.