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アフリカのなかでも北部~中部のサヘル地方の音楽を中心にリリースする好レーベル「SAHEL SOUNDS」の新作!サハラ砂漠西部を中心に活動するベルベル人系の遊牧民であるトゥアレグ族が演奏する「砂漠のブルース」とも呼ばれるギター・ミュージックにおけるパイオニアである、Abdallah Oumbadougou の 1995年録音をカセット&LPでリリース! よりよい環境を目指しベニンへと赴いた Abdallah が、西アフリカのアフロ・ファンク~アグロ・ブギー作品を多く手掛けてきた伝説的なプロデューサーである Nel Oliver と出会い、録音されたという本作。ギターと歌によるミニマムかつブルージーなバラードが一般的なスタイルであるトゥアレグ・ギターに、チープな打ち込みやシンセサイザーが加わった音はまさに今旬。フローティン・サハラ・ディスコとでも言うべきユニークにして中毒性の高い音楽性を展開している。



Tuareg guitar gets the electronic treatment, with a reissue of the cassette by legendary Nigerien composer Abdallah Oumbadougou. Produced in Benin in 1995, "Anou Malane" is one of the first studio recordings of Tuareg guitar. The genre, known for minimal folk ballads performed on acoustic guitar, is transformed with a full-on 90s swinging groove. Abdallah Oumbadougou is one of the original creators of Tuareg guitar music. Active in the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s, his early compositions were politically charged, addressing the fighters scattered in the desert. These low-fi recordings were recorded on boomboxes, and found their way throughout the diaspora, passed through clandestine networks of cassette dubbers. In exile, Abdallah traveled to Benin to record an official release with Nel Oliver, a West African producer known for his work on a number of seminal boogie and afro-funk records. Oliver's influence is heavily felt on the recordings with early digital techniques of programmed drum effects and backing synthesizer, transforming Saharan political ballads into Afro-boogie anthems for the discotheque. The resulting album went on to become a classic and pushed Tuareg guitar and the rebellion into the public consciousness.

ソングリスト

  • A1. Anou Malane
  • A2. Ifitalane
  • A3. Souvenir-Name
  • A4. Thingalene
  • B1. Akokass
  • B2. Tenere
  • B3. Nirtaye-D-Wakhsanet
  • B4. Zagzane Bass Tila