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MDOU MOCTAR

Afrique Victime

Matador Records



limited indies purple lp

£15.99


cd

Released: 21st May 2021

£10.99


lp

Released: 21st May 2021

£15.99


Tuareg guitar heroics are writ all over this absolute screamer of an album from the Nigerian desert blues Rockstar.

With Afrique Victime the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky – boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women's rights, inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers. The music listeners are the beneficiaries of the staggeringly powerful do-it-yourself musical ethic of Mdou Moctar – the man and the band – who’ve worked so hard to bring the spirits of families and communities in Niger to the West. Afrique Victime sounds and feels like a Tuareg hand reaching down from the sky, and we are very lucky for this chance to get lifted. “The soundclash of heavy electric blues and mystical North African folk is a bludgeoning of muscular noise and scorched guitar solos, zigzagging wildly in all directions, careering across the sands like a scrambler coughing up dust, dirt and engine fumes” 8/10 – album of the week – the line of best fit

 

Afrique Victime

Tracklist

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  1. Chismiten
  2. Taliat
  3. Ya Habibti
  4. Tala Tannam
  5. Untitled
  6. Asdikte Akal
  7. Layla
  8. Afrique Victime
  9. Bismilahi Atagah