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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
    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
    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
    Hailing from southern Algeria, this Tuareg desert blues troupe twists Tinariwen's template with their second full-length.
  5. Mar 12, 2018
    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.