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4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Vinyl (8 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B00BEWCJPM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,281 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Amidinine
  2. Si Chilan
  3. Imuhar
  4. Aman
  5. Zigzan
  6. Azamane Tiliade

Disc: 2

  1. Ahulakamine Hulan
  2. Her Tenere
  3. Imidiwan
  4. Adinat
  5. Niamey Jam
  6. Tamiditine

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Lets face it there is a lot of "cultural relativism" at work here, by which I mean, we do tend to suspend our critical faculties when listening to "world music". Whereas if you went into your local pub and saw a garage band playing simplistic jams like this, you'd get bored after about 10 minutes. That's not to take anything away from Mr. Bombino though, because his raw talent is there for all to see.

I purchased this as an MP3 album and - in common with "Agadez" - the sound quality isn't brilliant, especially on the "Live" tracks. The "Live" feel seems to come from a lot of distortion not only in the guitars but also in the vocals and even in the keyboards. But for all I know, maybe that's the effect the producer was aiming for. Given that much of the album was recorded in Nashville ( of all places) perhaps they were trying to give the music a rootsy, "african" vibe.

Having decidedly mixed feelings about the Americana instrument known as a 'pedal Steel Guitar" I was initially disturbed to hear it being used- presumably by an Nashville session player- on several of these tracks. However this works surprisingly well; the steel player is inventive and talented, and the instrument "fits in" a whole lot better than you might suppose. As the whole album revolves around only one or two pretty basic "grooves", (and Bombino's vocal range isn't great) , the pedal steel helps prevent the individual tracks from sounding repetitive.

The standout track "Tamiditine" has a distinctly Grateful Dead vibe and is strangely reminiscent of Jerry Garcia's 1972 "Sugaree" , which also makes me wonder if Bombino's influences are all as ethnic as we might at first suppose. But then nowadays, no musician lives in a vacuum.
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The music was full of the openess of the sahara and brought back memories of a holiday of a lifetime. Although it is a westernised version of desert music it still holds the hypnotic rythem and joy of bright skies by day, stars at night. Thanks to Dan Auerbach for bringing this into the mainstream but the demands of short pop tracks miss out on the time neeeded to develop true folk style of the region.
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A fascinating album.A fusion of African beats and rhythms with Bombinos electric guitar and haunting vocals.I would guess that the band is sensational as a live act .The album has a live feel about it ,it's sensitively produced so as maintain the immediacy and rawness of a live show .Think of Crazy Horse on camels rather than Dire Straits in the sand.Bombino is apparently inspired by Marc Knoppfler but there are riffs redolent of Bob Marley too .The tracks are fairly short but the whole album stomps through confidently and comes to a satisfying finish. its the soundtrack for a summer barbecue or a for a long drive ,Take a risk and get it .
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If you'd liked Bombino's first album Agadez which I did, a lot, then you'll like this one. Just not at much. The band is tight, Bombino's guitar playing is as good as ever, but... Basically the songs aren't as strong as on Agadez and there are none of the extended guitar workouts which I enjoyed so much with the few solos being relatively brief. Call it the difficult second album.
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If you like Tinariwen, you'll love this. Haunting tunes, desert rhythm and pure rock guitar riffs. This is at the non acoustic end of the desert blues, but is authentic and exciting.
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Just after seeing Bombino "LIVE" this album is a cameo of a truly exciting talented artist.
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Nothing much to say except a great album and a great live act. Well worth the purchase and well worth seeing live.
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This is a beautiful album that really submerges you into Northern Africa, Dan Auerbach has done a great job recording it and you can certainly feel his southern vibes rattling through the guitars.
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