Jebel Tariq originally appeared in the middle of 2000 as Muslimlim 025, an MP3 only release distributed via Pretentious over the Internet.
It was an extremely well received release and has been much requested since. Here at last is the CD re-issue of this excellent album.
It has strong hand drum beats throughout but still maintains a very moody feel. It was undoubtedly these very elements that lead Jeremy Keens to state it was "balanced between the ambient and beat sides" of Bryn's work. It goes beyond just these elements though. There are whispered voices changing to strong ululations, frequent flute "samples" and then the bass. There are parts where the deep throb of the electric bass element gives a very dub feel and then there is the use of acoustic bass. The latter something very unusual for Bryn and it adds an almost jazz feel.
All of this put together make this another strong, almost unique release from the incomparable Muslimgauze.