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    Seymali, Noura Mint – “Tzenni” – [Glitter Beat]

    NMS
    Packaging is almost as good as the tunes on this,
    including song-by-song descriptions for this mighty
    Mauritanian musician. In addition to having pipes
    of pure glory, Noura also plays the ardine, a 7 or 9-string
    harp-like instrument (sounds akin to the kora on here,
    check that artwork for how beautiful it and she are!).
    As the liner notes indicate this is a family affair,
    songs of her father and her grandmother are summoned
    while her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly, just slays
    on the guitar. He’s got the kind of twirling effects
    that add equal parts fuzz and moisture so it really sticks
    to your ears. Quick spirals of
    sounds that play so well off the ardine (which comes in
    acoustic and electric). Noura almost scat sings on El
    Barm, and the title track lives up to its dervish
    underpinnings. All of the songs here hit the ancient
    power and also a modern psych/blues revival (the
    ardine a pentatonic instrument). Her voice rises
    above and is often joined by backup singers (she
    herself was a back-up singer to her step-mom at
    the age of 13, so she knows the importance of
    having harmony on stage). The opening and closing
    tracks elevate to mystical musical rapture. Dig
    the drum beat dropping on the latter. The album
    while well-produced, retains a ragged swagger
    as if someone just handed you a cell-phone memory
    stick from a party they attended the night before.
    Aces on this one… That’s Mauritainment!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,International
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