Awkward Movements on NTS – 3.10.15 – Muslimgauze Radio Doc

Across the last three years of us doing Awkward Movements on NTS we’ve rinsed a lot of work from Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze. And pretty much every single week during that time there’s been talk around doing the Muslimgauze tribute show, a documentary of sorts to share some of our favourite records and why Jones’ music remains a cornerstone of what brings us together sonically.

With all the chatter I never though it would happen, but Paul Ackroyd finally put a deadline on the thing and got it done last week, originally broadcasting across the weekend on NTS.

And it turned out cracking. In fact you know it’s good just from looking at the planning of it that took over his floor in the photo below.

Between the tracks and narration on records played you’ve also got interviews pilfered from video channels featuring the man himself, recorded before Jones’ untimely passing in 1999. Two hours in all, not nearly enough to cover his legacy or incredible recorded life, but a brilliant primer and listen on any given day.

Thinking we might do one of these each year, specifically for the work of Bryn Jones, and maybe mix in more dedication shows every few months.

The official archive will be going up on Mixcloud soon and will be posted here, though unfortunately due to issues with there T’s and C’s it will be geo-blocked for some. It’s actually a silver lining though as Awkmo cohort Charity Queen aka Kieron has thrown together a video on Vimeo for it, featuring the covers of the albums as they’re played.

Check it out below in it’s full glory or get in touch for the mp3 version.

Muslimgauze : The Life and Times Of Bryn Jones
A radio documentary about Muslimgauze made by Paul Ackroyd for the Awkward Movements show on NTS Radio.

Tune in to hear pieces from twenty different Muslimgauze albums, alongside a chunk of backstory, history and ramblings, as well as segments of an interview with Bryn from the late 80s.

Muslimgauze has been shortlisted for the 2015 Dead Albatross Music Prize for Minaret Speaker. See for more.

For more Awkward Movements, head to, more from NTS Radio at, and for more radio shows from Paul Ackroyd –

Tracklist information for the show – time of start of track // artist // track title // label // album

00:00 – Muslimgauze – Sikh Out [Staalplaat] – Vampire Of Tehran
10:28 – Muslimgauze – Jaalor [Soleilmoon] – Farouk Enjineer
20:34 – Muslimgauze – Turkish Purdah [Soleilmoon/Waystyx] – Hussein Mahmood Jeeb Tehar Gass
27:34 – Muslimgauze – Mezzin Zahawi [Staalplaat] – Ayatollah Dollar
36:58 – Muslimgauze – Untitled 08 [Muslimtapes] – Babylon Iz Iraq
42:37 – Muslimgauze – Fuck Ariel Sharon (Part One) [TMPS] – Fuck Israel
46:27 – Muslimgauze – Baieh Na Khair [Staalplaat] – Lazhareem Ul Leper
50:10 – Muslimgauze – Abdul’s Halal [Staalplaat] – Uzbekistani Bizzare and Souk
55:02 – Muslimgauze – Minaret Speaker 04 [Staalplaat] – Minaret Speaker
59:25 – Eg Oblique Graph – Merge [VOD] – Complete Oblique
63:32 – Muslimgauze – Unwelcome Visitors [VOD] – Hajj
68:30 – Muslimgauze – Gulf War (Part One) [VOD] – Abu Nidal
72:23 – Muslimgauze – A Nation [VOD] – The Rape Of Palestine
76:06 – Muslimgauze – Untitled [VOD] – A Putrid Oasis
83:15 – Muslimgauze – Shadow Of Hope Diminishing [Muslimtapes] – Wish Of The Flayed
94:25 – Muslimgauze – El-Dar-El-Beida [Staalplaat] – Madrass Sitar Burner
102:00 – Muslimgauze – Qazi Hussain [Daft] – Silknoose
104:52 – Muslimgauze – Zakat Zakat [Staalplaat] – Izlamaphobia
107:47 – Muslimgauze – Sarin and Tabun [Jara] – Nadir Of Purdah
112:49 – Muslimgauze – Maskara [Staalplaat] – Souk Bou Saada


Muslimgauze – Sikh Out [Staalplaat]
Muslimgauze – Jaalor [Soleilmoon]
Muslimgauze – Turkish Purdah [Soleilmoon/Waystyx]
Muslimgauze – Untitled 08 [Muslimtapes]
Muslimgauze – Fuck Ariel Sharon (Part One) [TMPS]
Muslimgauze – Baieh Na Khair [Staalplaat]
Muslimgauze – Abdul’s Halal [Staalplaat]
Muslimgauze – Minaret Speaker 04 [Staalplaat]
Eg Oblique Graph – Merge [VOD]
Muslimgauze – Unwelcome Visitors [VOD]
Muslimgauze – Gulf War (Part One) [VOD]
Muslimgauze – A Nation [VOD]
Muslimgauze – Untitled [VOD]
Muslimgauze – Shadow Of Hope Diminishing [Muslimtapes]
Muslimgauze – El-Dar-El-Beida [Staalplaat]
Muslimgauze – Qazi Hussain [Daft]
Muslimgauze – Zakat Zakat [Staalplaat]
Muslimgauze – Sarin and Tabun [Jara]
Muslimgauze – Maskara [Staalplaat]