Northern Malian Tuareg group – also: international world music superstars – Tinariwen has made a stream available of their latest album ‘Tassili’.
‘Tassili’ – which is the band’s 5th album – is going to be the most exciting venture the already intriguing musicians have done so far. With a more acoustic and natural sound and arrangement, and with guests from TV On The Radio – guitarist/vocalist Kyp Malone and frontman Tunde Adebimpe feature on the song ‘Tenere Taqhim Tossam’, music video can be seen below – and Wilco (Nels Cline was eager to pause his work on Wilco’s latest album ), Tinariwen have really gone big and invite us for a desert adventure we shall definitely join them for.
The album can be listened on NPR here:
UPDATE: the tracklist is as follows:
1. Imidiwan Ma Tenam (feat. Nels Cline)
2. Asuf D Alwa
3. Tenere Taqhim Tossam (feat. Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone)
4. Ya Messinagh (feat. Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
5. Walla Illa
7. Imidiwan Win Sahara
8. Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan
9. Tiliaden Osamnat
11. Iswegh Attay
Release date: 30th August. Review upon release.
The first video off the album, featuring two members of TV On The Radio: