The desert is a place of hardship & subtle beauty, a stark world that reveals its secrets slowly & carefully & For this renowned Saharan band, the desert is their home, their hypnotic & electrifying guitar rock reflecting the complex realities of their homebase in North West Africa.
‘Emmaar’ was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert, California, due to political instability in their country - the first time the band have recorded away from their homeland, but still residing in a desert. ‘Emmaar’ has a distinctly organic feel, with a natural & live sound & continues to prove what a mesmerising force this tuareg outfit are. Guests on the album include Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Matt Sweeney from Chavez, Nashville fiddler Fats Kaplin & poet Saul Williams. "showcases the band on peak form" - guardian, "much wilder than it first seems" 8/10 - uncut.
- Toumast Tincha
- Arhegh Danagh
- Timadrit In Sahara
- Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim
- Sendad Eghlalan
- Imdiwanin Ahi Tifhamam
- Koud Edhaz Emin
- Aghregh Medin (Hassan’s Song)
- Adounia Ti Chidjret (deluxe cd only)
- Islegh Taghram Tifhamam (deluxe cd only)
- Tin Ihlan (deluxe cd only)