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ARTIST
TITLE
Amassakoul
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MCR 912LP MCR 912LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/2/2014

"Amassakoul, released in 2004, was made by a band in which four of the six players were newcomers and represented a shift to a more produced, intricate sound. It preserved the loose, camelback rhythms, call-and-response vocals, lively guitars, and handclaps of Tinariwen's unique sound but added a vocal drone to 'Assoul' and influences from Jamaican toasting on Tamashek rap track 'Arawan' and on 'Oualahila Ar Tesninam,' the group's hardest rock track yet. The album's name tellingly translates from Tamashek to 'The Traveler.' Issued on vinyl for the first time ever by Modern Classics Recordings, this is your chance to discover Tinariwen at the point when their travels to Europe and beyond created a cultural exchange beneficial for the band, for western music, and, ultimately, for the listener. Double LP housed in a deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket with original booklet. All tracks newly remastered."