Mdou Moctar

Sousoume Tamachek

Sahel Sounds

Released: 8th December 2017

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Recorded in Portland, Sousoume Tamachek defies expectations, a solo predominantly acoustic album that taps into his soulful sound without the bluster, swagger and occasional distortion we’ve come to expect from Mdou Moctar.
The music harkens back to his youth, when he learnt guitar in secret, playing only to friends. Music for desert picnics. Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar delves into his more sensitive side with a minimal studio recording of dreamy ballads. Thumping calabash, droning guitars, and vocal overdubs evoke an imagined desert soundscape. All instruments and vocals performed by Mdou only, creating very personal and auteur sessions. Emotive and introspective, exploring themes of religion, spirituality, and matters of the heart. Songs that are difficult to place, lifted out of half remembered memory for one last time.