Album of the Week: Mdou Moctar | Afrique Victime

Just buy it.

From Matador Records:

On Afrique Victime the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky — boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women’s rights inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.

Blazing scorching earth guitar, hypnotic vocals, intoxicating polyrhythmic patterns, twisting up a storm of soul stirring energy. Dance will set you free.

I pre-ordered the Nigerien Flag Colored LP from Matador

Not sold yet? Listen here and I bet you will just buy it before the end of the first track.