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|1.||"Tenere Maloulat" (feat Warren Ellis)|
|2.||"Zawal" (feat Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly)|
|3.||"Amalouna" (feat Noura Mint Seymali, Stephen O'Malley)|
|4.||"Taqkal Tarha" (feat Micah Nelson)|
|7.||"Takount" (feat Noura Mint Seymali)|
|8.||"Iklam Dglour" (feat Warren Ellis & Rodophe Burger)|
|9.||"Kel Tinawen" (feat Cass McCombs)|
|10.||"Itous Ohar" (feat Cass McCombs)|
|11.||"Mhadjar Yassouf Idjan" (feat Warren Ellis)|
|12.||"Wartilla" (feat Warren Ellis & Stephen O'Malley)|
Malian musicians have a rich history when it comes to turning the world on to organic, mystifying, exotic sounds. A country that - even for Africa - stands out as a hotbed of aural talent, artists hailing from the desert nation never fail to immerse and intoxicate us. Here tracks grow and groove like a hypnotist at work, embracing Western influences, not least psychedelic rock, to produce what might have happened if Jim Morrison went walkabout in the Sahara looking for inspiration. As an album, "Amadjar" is everything that description might make you hope for. Opening on the delicate, spatial guitar plucks of "Tenere Maloulat", you can see the oasis shimmering in the distance through heat vapour. Evocative stuff, from there it only pulls us in deeper into an amalgamation of sounds overflowing with an adventurous atmosphere.
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