Tamikrest - Taksera (LP)

 

artist 
  Tamikrest
19.50
click to order (usually available)
 

 
title 
  Taksera (LP)
 
country 
  Mali
 
mainstyle 
  TOUAREG
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Glitterbeat Records
 
year 
  2015
 
length 
 
 
info 

“Taksera” (which in Tamashek means ‘a celebration with music’) is a rough and ready live album that is sure to give jolt to Tuareg-rock group Tamikrest’s already heady reputation. Recorded on a summer festival stage during their 2014 “Chatma” tour, the album vividly showcases the visceral and improvisational power of the band. The hypnotic grooves of the songs are blissfully extended, and the band’s signature drive and electric guitar telepathy are pushed up front and center.

The material on “Taksera” visits all three of the band’s acclaimed studio albums and gives a sharply focused argument as to why in the last few years Tamikrest has been one of the most lauded young bands from the African continent. Their 2013 album Chatma reached the #1 position on the World Music Charts Europe and graced year-end “best of” lists at Uncut, Mojo, Les Inrocks and The Quietus. Songlines magazine went even farther and gave them their “Best Group Award” for 2013.

“Taksera” was engineered and mixed by Jean-Paul Romann, who has produced seminal albums by Tuareg music legends Tinariwen and Terakaft. The album was recorded at the Burg Herzberg Festival in Alsfeld, Germany on August 1, 2014.

This album is a limited edition pressing of 1500 on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with a gatefold sleeve and download code.

“Taksera” is in every way the celebration that the album title promises. It energetically underlines Tamikrest’s unique cultural mission and their commitment to explore new possibilities for Tuareg music. It shows a band full of hard-earned confidence and swagger; a band in love with turning up their amps and letting it rip.

 
memo 

Tracks:
Side A
1. Tisnant An Chatma
2. Tamiditin
3. Fassous Tarahnet
4. Itous
Side B
1. Achaka Achail Aynaian Daghchilan
2. Outamachek
3. Aratan N Tinariwen
4. Arantane N’ Adagh

player