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Beyond The Trance

31 Jan 2011

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Amazone
3:38
2
Cheikh Mo-Hand
4:05
3
Semer
3:21
4
Strange Blues
3:40
5
Tahkei't
4:00
6
Respect
3:29
7
Cool Yiwen
4:50
8
Ata Wouliss
6:03
9
Chez Noo
4:01
10
Trance
3:29
11
Thimlilit
3:23

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  • Label: Wrasse Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 Nora Prod, Exclusively licenced to Wrasse Records
  • Total Length: 43:59
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004KE5480
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,637 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Berber boundary breaker 24 April 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A really wonderful North African blend of acoustic colours and eclectc guitars!
It's a more developed sound than a lot of the more familiar funked up rai style.
A track like 'Semer' reminds me of the singers on Lo Jo, backed with a twangy banjo or perhaps it's the Tehardant lute (?).
Seckou Keita adds kora to a couple of tracks ('Cool Yiwen' and 'Chez Noo'), which again creates a nice different sound.
'Tahkei't' with it's violin and sweet singing has almost Celtic flavours.
And then there's a lot of help from Justin Adams - you know his stuff probably, see Tell No Lies.
Oh, and course it's all topped by the wonderful vocal of Iness Mezel. At times sounding Arabic, but not in that sombre heavy way as with some Arabic singers, but also with suggestions of a sephardic style like Mor Karbasi. Some of the songs are in a Berber language, Tamazight, and maybe it's this which causes me to make what might seem like a strange comparison.
Anyway, the whole thing grooves along very pleasingly, and has been getting more infectious with each listen.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Afro-Wiltshire 26 Mar 2011
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Bought this on the strength of a couple of good reviews and after hearing some snippets. Three tracks are excellent and the rest are very good. But I sense that her best is yet to come. Not much help dear reader but if you like Rachid Taha you might like this despite it being recorded in Wiltshire which doesn't sound quite as exciting as Algiers...
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