Review: During his lifetime, Manchester-based producer Bryn Jones was unfeasibly prolific. During his most productive period in the early 1990s, he would record and release an album every week. The most notable thing about his productions, though, was his explicit support for the Palestinian liberation movement (despite, bizarrely, not being a Muslim or ever visiting the Middle East). His brand of tribal IDM was heavily influenced by traditional Arabic music, too, giving his protest works an intoxicating authenticity. Satyajit Eye, first released in 1993, is arguably one of his greatest works. Here, the original album is accompanied by three tracks from Vote Hezbollah, a similarly minded set recorded in the same period.
Review: Bryn Jones' innovative and seminal works marked him down as a cult artist, politically motivated for the Arab-Palestinian cause and a seminal experimenter of the ethnical samples. Initially released by Staalplaat in 1999 (the same year of his passing away) as part of the Box Of Silk And Dogs it is very different from the exotic and ornamental processing of certain world music. "Ingaza" is thematically and stylistically all over the place, sporting atmospheric instrumental loops and jarring, heavily barbed and distorted beats. The only threads linking these tracks were made during Jones' grittier production/dub days during the last years of his life.