Monday, June 21 2010
It's dry-boned music, moving along with the lollop of Tuareg guitar on one hand and clicking pat-a-cake percussion on the other.
Friday, November 20 2009
A compilation of varied but smartly integrated tracks.
Friday, December 19 2008
This might be the first time that Sublime Frequencies could be mischievously accused of jumping on a bandwagon.
Monday, March 3 2008
It’s as if ag Keyna has looked back at the work Tinariwen has done, felt that the sound he wanted to build on had already been established, and, with that support behind him, felt free to experiment.
Friday, March 16 2007
Tinariwen plays rock guitar with a rangy American sound, broad and lazy and slow.
Friday, December 8 2006
These are the sort of flowers that bloom in the Sahara Desert: thumb pianos, distorted amps, muddy blues, and traditional chants.
Thursday, November 9 2006
Comparisons between Tartit and the better-known Tinariwen seem inevitable, but, really, there's no reason why one should be confused with the other, or why you shouldn't like both in different ways.
Wednesday, January 5 2005
Tuesday, January 13 2004
Friday, January 17 2003
This debut album by Tinariwen, also known as the Tuareg Rebel Blues Band, can seem the antithesis of Western pop music, even that generated by the engines currently driving the world music markets.