MDOU MOCTAR - Afrique Victime [Purple LP]
Release date: 21st May 2021
Format: LP (Purple Indie Version)
Catalogue No.: OLE1614LPE
Incredible Uncut 9/10 lead album review + Q&A attached!
"Mesmerising meld of Tuareg folk tradition and modern rock"
"An exhilarating band set that mixes electric and acoustic instrumentation, it's at once fiercely modern and as ancient as the Niger river"
"On Afrique Victime, '70's psych and 80's rock are defining elements, with wild solos a foil for hypnotic contemplation"
"The album opens with Chismiten, a rooster's crow and the crunch of footsteps signalling a new day before Moctar's guitar rings out, clean, steel-tipped and sonorous. On a whooped cue, rolling drums and polyrhythmic string currents rush in and steadily accelerate, until the whole is an exultant tumble of glorious, interlocking harmonies."
"The album's showstopper, though, is the title track, seven-and-a-half intoxicating minutes of relentlessly surging rhythms, haunting vocals and muscular shredding that tips its hat to both Page and The Mars Vota's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez."
"Afrique Victime may be be Mdou Moctar's sixth studio album but, in many way, he's just begun"
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