broadening their sonic spectrum, the tuareg nomads enrich their musical palettes & create songs of warmth & vitality for their 5th album. dubbed their “campfire album”, due to the writing process literally taking place in natural open space, with tea boiling, surrounded by friends & family & at ease with themselves, this is arguably their best album to date. shelving the electric sound they have honed in favour of an acoustic set full of group singing & lush guitars, ‘tassili’ is the musical equivalent of taking a long deep breath & letting it out slowly along with the troubles of the day. that’s not to say they are resting on their laurels - in fact, their experimenting with nils cline of wilco, kyp malone & tunde adebimpe of tv on the radio & the dirty dozen brass band, results in some of the most fruitful & flourishing sounds that they’ve come up with. stunning! “matches rhythmic, stuttering acoustic guitar work with soulful vocals from ibrahim ag alhabib on simple, sad-edged songs” 4/5 – guardian.