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Happy Friday 13th Anna von Hausswolff - 'The Miraculous' is out today worldwide. Some press praise for this magnificent epic after the jump, but first - listen here on Bandcamp:“Brooding, epic and utterly captivating: the Dark side has never sounded so appealing.” - 9/10, Loud and Quiet Magazine “An undeniable power… Part siren, part lightning rod for the disenfranchised, she sings with unfettered abandon.” - 4/5 MOJO “She never swamps the organ’s natural respitory qualities… and her powerful voice stands front and centre - rare for compositions this monolithic.” - 8/10, Uncut Magazine "A titanic listen – a huge, brooding record that fuses ethereal fantasy with the portentous drama of rumbling organ drone" - The Quietus “From ethereal balladry to explosive free form space rock… Cyclopean in scale and ambition.” - The Wire (magazine) "Anna von Hausswolff is taking her music in bold directions and pulling it off with confidence and majesty.” - 4/5, GIGsoup "Stunning, immensely immense, harrowing at times and yes, quite awe-inspiring" - Dangerous Minds “As inspiring as it is overwhelming, careening and evolving with an intense array of depth of complexity” – The 405
Very excited to announce that we've signed Imarhan, a 6-piece band from Tamanrasset in Southern Algeria! First Single "Tahabort" is out now! Stream it below via Bandcamp.
The band will play a handful of gigs in November, including a pair of shows with Mdou Moctar/official in London before returning in the spring of 2016 to support Kurt Vile - all tourdates in our tourdates section
Imarhan are Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane aka Sadam, Tahar Ag Kaddor, Hicham Ag Boubas, Habibalah Ag Azouz, Hachim Ag Abdelkader and Kada Ag Chanani
All were born in Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria, a city where the Tuareg community of Northern Mali, Kel Tamashek people, ended their exile in the early 1990s, following the multiple struggles they have been experiencing since the 1960s.
Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about’, started out around 2008, a loose collection of friends who began to play together under the watchful eye of Sadam’s cousin, Eyadou Ag Leche, bass guitarist of their ‘older brothers’ Tinariwen. Eyadou Ag Leche would go on to help them produce and co-write a handful of songs on their debut album.
Imarhan have a sound that reflects their cultural and generational background; dry guitar riffs, pop melodies and pan-African rhythms which draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads and the modern pop and rock the band heard growing up.
The voice of a new generation, Imarhan create a rare symbiosis of the ancient and modern; channeling a rich and varied wave of musical influences from Algeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the West, Imarhan celebrate Kel Tamashek stories of today.