Happy Release Day Imarhan!! We are extremely proud to bring this incredible album to the world. Buy, stream or otherwise consume some top notch Tuareg funk either via the Spotify player below, or at this link: http://imarhan.lnk.to/imarhan
Some well-deserved praise for the record so far: “The new generation of desert blues” 8/10 Uncut Magazine "An assured, ear-opening debut.” ???? The Observer "a funk-laden blend of African music and '70s pop” The Line Of Best Fit "Traditional meets modern on this white-hot full-length". - FACT Magazine "Imarhan’s brand of desert rock represents a new wave of Algerian music, founded on Tuareg traditions but meshed with jazz, blues and influences gathered from further afield” The Quietus “'Imarhan' is the sound the band have spent their whole lives perfecting and it comes across like a 'best of’” 8/10 Drowned in Sound ???? Q Magazine BBC Radio 6 Music Album of the Week
Imarhan have released a vivacious and infectiously danceable video for new track "Imarhan", filmed in their hometown of Tamanrasset by Dalel Ziour in February 2016, and featuring an intimate look into life in “the city in the desert”. It premiered today via Fact Magazine - watch it right here:
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EMA composed the original soundtrack for Tara Subkoff’s forthcoming movie #HORROR, starring Chloe Sevigny & Natasha Lyonne. The full score is to be released digitally on December 11th.
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