Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of micro-tonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable poly-rhythms. Documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. This is desert music as it’s performed - loud and unfiltered. Comes with 12 page full color booklet (PDF in download). Vinyl limited to 1000.
released December 8, 2015
Produced and Recorded by Christopher Kirkley
Text and Photos by Christopher Kirkley
Translation and modal identification by Sidna Alem and Matthew Tinari
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
supported by 40 fans who also own “Nouakchott Wedding Songs”
Slick guitar melds with the incense wafting over the camel enclosure. We’re all wrapped in Moroccan blankets, trying not to fall asleep as the mystical rhythms roll over us, not daring to miss a thing. Gabriel