12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Malian Tuareg group Tinariwen always mesmerize with their beguiling, incantatory guitar drones and byzantine melodies. But they truly move our spirits on this fantastically dynamic album, bringing a handful of Western musicians into the mix. The results are stunning, with guest guitarist Nels Cline following the sinewy beat laid down by handclaps on "Imidiwan Ma Tenam." Elsewhere, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band inject ominous undercurrents into "Ya Messinagh," and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone add endearing vocal texture to "Walla Illa."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Malian Tuareg group Tinariwen always mesmerize with their beguiling, incantatory guitar drones and byzantine melodies. But they truly move our spirits on this fantastically dynamic album, bringing a handful of Western musicians into the mix. The results are stunning, with guest guitarist Nels Cline following the sinewy beat laid down by handclaps on "Imidiwan Ma Tenam." Elsewhere, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band inject ominous undercurrents into "Ya Messinagh," and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone add endearing vocal texture to "Walla Illa."

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