Chatma - Tamikrest
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  1. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    Chatma never feels like any kind of compromise, and the presence of Tinariwen singer Wonou Walet Sidati adds a new dimension to the music, one that sometimes threatens to overpower Ousmane Ag Mossa’s less imposing vocal presence.
  2. It’s business as usual, only with a lusher production than expected and a tad too much emphasis on Western rock’s tired tropes in some of the licks.
  3. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    It's a typical cyclical riff and chant but, unlike other Tuareg bands, driven by full drums. Elsewhere, the quieter "Achaka Achail Aynaian Daghchilan" comes complete with subtle blues flourishes. [Nov 2013, p.79]
  4. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    It's a refreshingly varied set.
  5. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    This is the desert-blues album for fans of Can and Pink Floyd to sink their teeth into. [Nov 2013, p.91]
  6. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    Their distinct blend of hypnotic African blues provides a glimpse into another world with profound concerns about the fate of their people, nomadically shifting across the desert in search of an elusive peace.
  7. 70
    Whilst overall Chatma may lack some of the rousing freshness that made its two predecessors such heartfelt pleasures, it still respectably sustains the Tamikrest soul in all its nomadic questing.

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