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Tassili (2011)

Artist: Tinariwen
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Format: CD
Sku: 223271965
UPC: 045778714827
UPC 14: 00045778714827
Release Date: 8/30/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Imidiwan Ma Tennam - (featuring Nels Cline) ~ Tinariwen
2. Asuf D Alwa ~ Tinariwen
3. Tenere Taqqim Tossam - (featuring Tunde Adebimpe/Kyp Malone) ~ Tinariwen
4. Ya Messinagh - (featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band) ~ Tinariwen
5. Walla Illa ~ Tinariwen
6. Tameyawt ~ Tinariwen
7. Imidiwan Win Sahara ~ Tinariwen
8. Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan ~ Tinariwen
9. Aden Osamnat ~ Tinariwen
10. Tenidagh Hegh Djeredjere ~ Tinariwen
11. Iswegh Attay ~ Tinariwen
12. Takkest Tamidaret ~ Tinariwen

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Ibrahim Ag Alhabib (vocals, guitar); Eyadou Ag Leche (guitar, percussion, background vocals); Elaga Ag Hamid (guitar, background vocals); Sa?d Ag Ayad, Mohamad Ag Tahada (percussion, background vocals); Alhassane Ag Touhami, Mustapha Ag Ahmed (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: David Odlum.
Muze PNote Recording information: Barn, New York (11/??/2010-11/20/2010); Catasonic, LA (11/??/2010-11/20/2010); Rhythm Shack, New Orleans (11/??/2010-11/20/2010); Tassili N'Ajjer's Desert, South Algeria (11/??/2010-11/20/2010); The Loft, Chicago (11/??/2010-11/20/2010).
Muze PNote Photographer: Marie Planeille.
Muze PNote Translators: Nadia Belalimat; Omar Moktar; Anara Elmoctar.
Muze PNote On Tassili, Touareg guitar heroes Tinariwen's and their debut for Anti Records, strip their army of hypnotic electric guitars sound back to its barest, and offer a twist. Recorded in a protected region of the Southeastern Algerian desert, this nomadic group recorded Tassili with only acoustic guitars and hand percussion. Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio contributed to the sessions in Africa. The tapes were sent to the States, where Nels Cline added guitar parts, and New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band's horns were melded into the mix.

Producer: Ian Brennan; Jean Paul Romann

Engineer: Jean Paul Romann; Jake Eckert; Andris Balins; Mark Wheaton; Tom Schick

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nels Cline
Muze Guest Artist Tunde Adebimpe
Muze Guest Artist Kyp Malone
Muze Guest Artist Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To Planet Rock
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To Desert Blues
Muze Music Compilations African Blues
Muze Music Compilations Songs For Desert Refugees
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To African Guitar Legends
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To Blues And Beyond

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/30/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 87148-2
Music Label Name Label : Anti (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00045778714827

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.68)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Gentler than Tinariwen's more electric output, the music draws power from the guests."

Spin (p.90)
- "[This is] their most emotionally involved set yet....[The album] takes off on an acoustic path following the opening track's otherworldly appearance by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline."

Down Beat (p.88)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Moaned and ululated in the Tamashek language, lyrics lamenting abandonment, struggle, anxiety and challenges posed by desert existence are treated as hymns..."

Q (Magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] consolidation of sorts, stripping back their trademark hypnotic blues-rock to its smouldering basic elements."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "TASSILI is a deliberate step on from IMIDIWAN....This broadens the palette and consolidates their status..."

Uncut (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "In returning to their source, Tinariwen have presented their most outward-looking music....They remain peerless."

Uncut (magazine)
- Ranked #18 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[T]heir rootsiest, most stripped-back album yet..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Tinariwen
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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