Azel: Vinyl LP


Release Date: 29 April, 2016

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Partisan Records release ‘Azel’ by Bombino. Oumara ‘Bombino’ Moctar is a prolific guitar player pioneering a new style of Tuareg music which he affectionately calls ‘Tuareggae’ - a sunny blend of Tuareg blues / rock with reggae one-drop and bounce. It is a blend of traditional Tuareg blues with Western vocal harmonies (much due to Dave Longstreth’s influence) which give the songs new depth and colour.

The album was recorded in Woodstock, NY, produced by Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) and mixed by David Wrench (FKA Twigs).

The album title ‘Azel’ has three meanings: The name of a small desert town a few kilometers from where Bombino grew up in Agadez, Niger; the roots or stems of a tree; slang in Tamasheq that would loosely be the equivalent of “That’s my jam!”

1. Akhar Zaman (This Moment)
2. Iwaranagh (We Must)
3. Inar (If You Know The Degree Of My Love For You)
4. Tamiditine Tarhanam (My Love, I Tell You)
5. Timtar (Memories)
6. Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar (A Great Desert I Saw)
7. Igmayagh Dum (My Lover)
8. Ashuhada (Martyrs Of The First Rebellion)
9. Timidiwa (Friendship)
10. Naqqim Dagh Timshar (We Are Left in This Abandoned Place)

Partisan Records
Vinyl LP