Khider is a writer for publications on-line and print. He is mainly
published as a music journalist since 2000 by the likes of Exclaim!
(Canada’s Music Authority), Perfect Sound Forever, The Globe and Mail,
and Readings for Technical Communication (Oxford Canada), among many
others. Ibrahim Khider also writes press releases for bands and musicians
as well as bios. He is also credited as researcher, such as the 2012
documentary on the Syrian conflict by Cultures of Resistance, The
Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It is the Grass that Suffers.
Ibrahim Khider constantly hones his craft as a journalist, essayist,
fiction, and creative-nonfiction writer.
We are pleased to assemble a team of first-rate designers who organize this considerable amount of research into a highly palatable way.
Crab is a multi award winning creative director and surpassing designer
who captained this massive project design to the shores of completion.
Not only does Crab’s insights elevate this biography into a work of
art, it brings depth to the work as a whole. Crab knew Bryn Jones
personally, while the latter was a visual artist with aspirations
to music. Crab was there as both witness and supporter of the nascent
talent. This background factored into the design and to observe its
subtleties is to attain a greater understanding of the topic. Simon
Crab is something of a creative force. He founded Bourbonese
Qualk, an underground electronic/ethno/industrial/no-wave/post-rock/gabber-techno
band, is one half of the abstract-electronic Sunseaster, and is part
of traditional music ensembles such as the gamelan orchestra of London.
Crab is also a passionate human rights activist, philanthropist, humanitarian
volunteer and busy parent who manages to keep the juggling act of
life both in the air and rhythmically moving.
Eric Kessel is a New York-based artist and graphic designer with one foot in experimental art and culture and the other in commercial design. He is also co-founder of Electro-Faustus, a company that manufactures "noise devices", Theramins, and drum machines among other nifty, noise making gadgets. If that were not enough, he produces experimental drone music as Caaldruun. A music enthusiast from a young age Kessel has strong punk roots and a keen DIY ethos. He caught the electronic music wave of the mid 90‘s where he was swept by the likes of Mick Harris and ultimately guided to the maelstrom that is Muslimgauze. Kessel now brings his experience and expertise to assemble a gorgeous layout that harmonizes text and image into a comprehensive narrative. For the past couple of years, Kessell has lived and breathed Muslimgauze as he worked closely with the author to bring together the most comprehensive narratives on Muslimgauze ever assembled.
© 2014 VOD records / Ibrahim Khider