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Imarhan / Imarhan
Album:Imarhan Collection:World
Artist:Imarhan Added:05/2017
Label:City Slang 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-05-10 Pull Date:2017-07-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 May21 May
Airplays:24

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 25 May:DJ Postnatal
I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4.Thu, 18 May:DJ McGriddle & Kray Bae Bae
Road Trip
2.Wed, 24 May:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Thu, 18 May:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Sat, 20 May:Eme O
Music Casserole
6.Wed, 17 May:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2017-05-02 
Imarhan (meaning “the ones I care about”) is an Algerian Taureg rock/blues band that formed in 2006. This is their first release. Related both musically and by blood to Tinariwen. (There are cousins in each group.) Great guitar work, great laid-back vocals (nicely raspy and good use of backing voices), so cool with its of funk, even a hit of surf at time. It’s all damn good. Great performances & energy.

1. Relaxed, head-nodding w/cool vocals.
2. Fast, fast w/great energy & hip North Africa vocals. Oh yeah!
3. Downtempo, rather spare blues, then picks up and relaxes again.
4. Bright & sharp guitar, mostly midtempo w/cool perc/vocals.
5. Driving mid/upbeat blues stomp. Tight arrangement.
6. Fast Afro-rock w/great guitar/percussion work. So good.
7. Lazy, mostly midtempo w/male vox/percussion accents.
8. Really delicious relaxed North African folksy blues.
9. Sharp, driving rock guitars nicely droning vocals w/chorus.
10. Stripped down, vox/guitar, downtempo & evocative blues.

Track Listing
1.Tarha Tadagh 6.Imarhan
2.Tahabort 7.Adounia Azdjazzaqat
3.Ibas Ichikkou 8.Id Islegh
4.Idarchan Net 9.Arodj N-Inizdjam
5.Assossamagh 10.Alwak