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HAMA - HOUMEISSA (LP)

"Nigerian composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave. Nomadic herding ballads, ancient caravan songs, and ceremonial wedding chants are all re-imagined into pieces ...
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SAHELSOUNDS049 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Soundtrack to the Saharan acid ethno-Western Zerzura. Instrumental soundscapes invoke a surreal fever dream of the desert. Reverbed electric guitar, subliminal drones, and ghostly percussion. Free form improvisations from Ahmoudou Madassane (Mdou Moctar, Les Filles de ...
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SS-046 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Tallawit Timbouctou are champions of takamba, a hypnotic traditional music from Northern Mali. Built around the tehardent, the four stringed lute and pre-cursor to the American banjo, takamba's droning distortion comes from signature handmade mics and blown out ...
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SS-048 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Future Tuareg music from the female led avant-rock group Les Filles De Illighadad. Blending traditional percussion with electric guitars, Les Filles bring ancient village folk music into the modern era. Drawing on traditional Tende music, the forgotten inspiration of ...
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SS-044 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Afous D'Afous is a 6-piece Tuareg-rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Their independent album features classic rock aesthetics, soulful ballads and polished uptempo driving electric guitar rhythms. There's a myriad of global influences ranging from pitch bending North ...
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SS-042 | SAHEL SOUNDS

V.A. - AGRIM AGADEZ (LP)

"'MUSIQUE GUITARE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU NIGER' - Contemporary field recordings from the Sahelian empire of Niger. Focusing on guitar music throughout the country, from meditative starlight ballads, fuzzy Hendrix covers, rag tag wedding bands, to political minded folk ...
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SS38 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Instrumental synth and lute from the Sahara desert. Playful electronic drums combine with gothic tinged organ freakouts and quivering electric "banjo" to create an anachronistic trance music. Griot Jeich Ould Badu, playing a lute with built in phasers and pre-amps, and ...
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SS39 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania! Overloaded by microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms, this is a documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. ...
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SS-027 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Lush studio compositions with rolling rhythms and wistful melodies from Northern Mali's standout Tuareg guitar band. Disrupted by political conflict in the Sahara, this album was years in the making. The soulful call and response traditions in a charged reclamation to ...
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SAHELSOUNDS031 | SAHEL SOUNDS