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Alileche, Moh / When The Dust Settles - Tamdit B' Wass
Album:When The Dust Settles - Tamdit B' Wass Collection:World
Artist:Alileche, Moh Added:01/2013
Label:Flag Of Freedom Records 

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Add Date:2013-01-19 Pull Date:2013-03-24 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-01-18 
Moh Alilech – When the Dust Settles
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/18/13
Berber music from Algeria. Mostly sounds more like Rai and Middle Eastern pop as opposed to the Tuareg music that we hear a lot of these days – at least to me. Alileche plays a 10 stringed mandol (“agember” in the Tamazight Berber language) and I think he sings in Tamazight at least part of the time. Frankly, I’m not getting a totally solid fix on this from the liner notes – but it’s basically North African/Arabic, really gorgeous.
Track one is more simple in instrumentation, track 7 has a depressing intro in English, track 8 has an electric Reggae groove, and track 9 has almost a dubstep sound woven in – but other than that, it’s fairly similar throughout…
1. 2:59 **handdrums and flute, very sort of simple wanderer-roots sound, but with good energy. The flute sounds very Celtic at times – interesting. Male vocals, call and response.
2. 4:07 **starts with solo oud (?), recorded with a lot of echo, then full group, sounds like Rai, upbeat.
3. 3:21 **fast syncopated dance, complex tune, wonderful instrumentation.
4. 4:03 **spoken male/female exchange in Arabic for about 20 seconds, then upbeat and pretty, swingy.
5. 4:38 **mandol and drones intro, really gorgeous midtempo instrumental with full band, deeply evocative of North Africa.
6. 3:47 **midtempo swingy dance-y groove, music seems to swirl around.
7. 4:36 *female spoken word in English, with violin. Quite depressing, thanks. After that’s done, turns into quite a gorgeous midtempo dance (vocals seem to be in North African-inflected French), but it’s similar to other tracks that don’t have such sad intros…
8. 3:54 **by a different artist, with full electric band, Reggae groove, relaxed, with a Spanish tinge…
9. 4:16 ***wowzers – very different sound! Same musical structure, but with buzzy electronics. Nice! Female backing chorus, lyrics at least partially in English. All about uprising, and the Arab Spring.

Track Listing
1.Volunteer's Day - Tashmlit 5.When The Dust Settles - Tamdit B' Wass
2.Loving Again - Tayri 6.Oppressed People - Agdud
3.Hidden Truth - Tidets 7.Blaming Myself - Lemmar
4.One's Own Path - Avrid 8.Kamel Zennia - Stranger - Averrani
 9.It Started In Tunisia - Tunes