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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Tuareg band produced by Tinariwen's Eyadou Ag Leche.
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  1. Uncut
    Mar 12, 2018
    80
    Temet manages to broaden their sound further, forging links to funk, soul and jazz. Crucially, though, they've retained the traditional rhythms that make them so captivating. [Mar 2018, p.26]
  2. 80
    Dramatic rock-style flourishes punctuate the rolling shuffle “Alwa”, and there are echoes of country picking in the brisk, stinging guitar fills of “Ehad Wa Dagh”. Most potently, there’s a Santana-esque flavour to the Afro-Latin funk of “Tamudre” and “Tumast”, the latter’s fiery, skirling guitar runs accelerating to a dervish frenzy.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 12, 2018
    80
    The climax of Tumast is a trance0drone masterpiece that the band would be foolish not to stretch to its limits in concert. Only closer Ma S-Abok suggests there is a comedown side to the Saharan psychedelia. [Apr 2018, p.93]
  4. May 7, 2018
    78
    Hailing from southern Algeria, this Tuareg desert blues troupe twists Tinariwen's template with their second full-length.
  5. Mar 12, 2018
    60
    Tough but warm, Temet contains the handclaps, female vocal responders, and grain-mortar and goatskin tindé percussion of Tuareg music, but with gnarlier guitars and no ululating exclamations.