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possibly their most atmospheric album
on 11 June 2007
Tinariwen are a Toureg band who play highly atmospheric and hypnotic guitar-driven 'desert blues'. They've rightly received huge critical acclaim, not least from Andy Kershaw, who knows more about World Music than pretty much anyone else as far as i can see.
Recorded in a radio studio during the few hours when they had electricity, this album is less produced than their last two full studio albums, but although at first listen this can make it seem less sparkling, it also gives the album an atmosphere that is more brooding and intense.
I'd thoroughly recommend this for any Tinariwen fans, or anyone wanting to hear a cross-section of this extraordinary band's material performed in a way that is probably the closest any recording has got to how they'd sound if they really were sitting round a campfire.