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  • Artist(s): Adrien Kazigira, Janvier Havuglmana, Javan Mahoro
  • Summary: The third full-length release from the Rwandan folk trio was recorded by Ian Brennan and features guest appearances from Tunde Adebimpe, Nels Cline, Kevin Shields, and Corin Tucker.
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  1. Nov 18, 2019
    90
    Skillful, rootsy, and laying bare the group's strong interpretations of environs and emotions, this is an album that lends itself well to sensitive audiences of all sorts and is well worth listening to, feeling, and loving.
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    80
    Using largely homemade acoustic instruments with farming tools often contributing to percussion, the three musicians create a sparse, rustic sound that while occasionally mournful, is also surprisingly buoyant.
  3. Mojo
    Nov 18, 2019
    80
    The songs about hurt, hardship but also hope are sung in raspy voices with sparse guitar and farming tools used as percussion. [Dec 2019, p.88]
  4. Q Magazine
    Nov 19, 2019
    80
    Their parched, skeletal songs, built around simple guitar figures, Appalachian-style harmonies and super-catchy tunes merit a wider audience. [Jan 2020, p.109]
  5. Uncut
    Nov 18, 2019
    70
    Appealing collection of African folk songs played on curiously tuned guitars and percussion fashioned from farm implements by a trio of survivors from Rwanda's ruinous genocide. [Dec 2019, p.27]