The album was partially recorded in Joshua Tree National Park (as was its predecessor Emmaar) with additional recording in Paris, France and M'hamed El Ghizlane, Morocco. The album includes guest appearances by Matt Sweeney, Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, and Alain Johannes.
Tinariwen announce new album elwan out february 10TH, 2017. The follow-up to 2014’s Emmaar features Kurt Vile, Marc Lanegan, Matt Sweeney, and more. The new album elwan by tinariwen could well have been called exile on main street. Others have already thought of that, but the idea is APT.
Elwan is the seventh album by the Tuareg band Tinariwen, released in 2017. The title means "elephants" in Tamashek and the term is used as a metaphor for militias and corporations that have trampled the fragile natural and human ecosystems of the desert. The album was partially recorded in Joshua Tree National Park (as was its predecessor Emmaar) with additional recording in Paris, France and M'hamed El Ghizlane, Morocco.
Label: Wedge – WEDGECD00117P. Format: CD, Album, Promo, Cardboard Sleeve. While this album almost makes the finishing line as one of their best albums, the contribution from non-african musicians really breaks the style and does nothing but confuse the sound and feeling of the record. Reply Notify me Helpful.
Elwan, the group’s seventh studio album in sixteen years, seems to address these more recent concerns with a record that feels more weathered, hardened by time and pain, than any of their previous efforts. There are energetic and uplifting tracks to be found, namely album opener Tiwàyyen, but the more quiet and restrained moments on this new record are surely its most impactful. Despite its scathing message of political critique, Tinariwen’s newest album never feels incendiary. Instead, Tinariwen express longing through stark melodies and sprawling, polyrhythmic blues vamps, and through the conjuring of memory.
For their seventh album, Elwan, Tinariwen reunited with producer Patrick Votan, who also helmed 2014's dramatic Emmaar. Just prior to Emmaar, the band was exiled from Mali, fleeing from the militant Islamist regime Ansar Dine, who denounced popular music as "Satan's music. With their homeland still in conflict, this album marks the second time the embattled musicians were unable to record on native soil. Overall, the album's production is more immediate and, with its tasteful contingent of rock-oriented guests like Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Alain Johannes, and Matt Sweeney, the arrangements still remain spare and effective.
Tinariwen are poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara desert. Dubbed the Kings of the Desert Blues Genre, Mali rockers Tinariwen are heading back to Australia on their World Tour to promote their ninth album Elwan. The album saw them nominated for the 2018.
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Electric Guitar – Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney
Electric Guitar – Matt SweeneyGuitar [Cigarbox Guitar] – Alain Johannes
|C2||Arhegh Ad Annàgh|
Electric Guitar – Kurt VileVocals – Mark Lanegan
|C4||Intro Flute Fog Edaghan|
- Design – Gilles Guerlet
- Mastered By – Eric Boulanger
- Mixed By – Andrew Scheps
- Photography – Marie Planeille
- Producer – Patrick Votan, Tinariwen
- Product Manager – Bastien Gsell
NotesIssued in a gatefold sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 045778746712
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