Spaced out autotune from Niger. Tuareg guitar accompanied with loping drum machines and vocal plugins, interpreted via the filter of Bollywood influenced Hausa pop. Mdou Moctar’s debut studio recording from 2008, was never officially released but widely distributed via the cellphone file sharing networks of the Sahara. A monumental record sonically, but also as one of the first modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar.
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That Strat. guitar tone. The waves of trance like repetition. I hear Blind Owl from Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, Maleem Mahmoud Ghania. Blues and Psychedelic sounds with the North African groove. Timothy Kearns
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Great to see the ladies doing it so well in the usually male dominated Tuareg music world. Raw, unpolished soul music from that fascinating area in Africa where East starts to meet West - a lovely life affirming listen TheSlowMusicMovement