Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Worldmusic, Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Nonesuch | Autor: WK

Bombino is one of those Tuareg guitarists who not only want to uncover the African side of the blues, but also want to make a positive musical experience out of guerrilla energy that was once motivated by war. The struggle for cultural autonomy of the Desert Sons has not ceased, only musicians from Bombino's bat have exchanged their rifles for electric guitars. His melodies are reminiscent of a camel ride across the eternal sand dunes of the Sahara, his guitar solos are as imaginative as a story from 1001 Nights, his grooves absolutely hypnotic. His new album "Nomad" is particularly explosive due to the focused production of Black-Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, who also left his mark in the sand as a player. "Nomad" is further evidence of the transatlantic blues coalition that has started from the west coast of Africa and the east coast of America since the days of the great Ali Farka Toure. A rousing album in every respect, which frees itself from American blues clichés and still fulfills all criteria for a blues classic.

Top Track: Azamane Tiliade

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