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Tartit / Abacabok
Album:Abacabok Collection:World
Artist:Tartit Added:11/2006
Label:Spectre Entertainment Group 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-12-17 Pull Date:2007-02-18 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:14 Jan31 Dec
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 10, 2007:the Scientific Method Applied to Radio
Tihou Beyatene
2.Dec 26, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Ansari

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-11-22 
Tartit – Abacabok
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/22/06
Tuareg band doing seriously Saharan music. Men and women, drums and clapping, acoustic and occasionally electric instruments. Often very trance-y, with a heartbeat or loping rhythm. Extremely “roots”!
No FCCs – nothing in English. I rather arbitrarily like 9 best.
1. 4:53 ***solo plucked intrument, other instruments join gradually. Beat comes in at about 40 seconds in, very downtempo and trance-y, at a camel’s pace. Male wailing and female responses, very complex rhythm.
2. 5:22 ***a bit downtempo, with somehow a bit of the feel of a cowboy ballad. Males and females alternate the same vocal lines.
3. 4:16 **somewhat uptempo loping drumming, female call and response.
4. 5:03 *solo violinish instrument, slow lone drum and clapping, female call and response. All fairly “offkey”…
5. 4:31 ***pretty stringed instruments, somewhat uptempo drums, although the beat is a bit complex to get a groove on. Male singing and female response. False ending, and then comes back at a real gallop.
6. 2:58 **somewhat uptempo beat, lots of instruments and female call and response, somehow both a gallop and a trance groove.
7. 5:32 **stringed instrument duet, slow and subdued drums, female vocals with male solo singer joining partway through.
8. 4:58 *a few seconds near silence, uptempo beat fades in slowly, almost like a flock of bees approaching, very hummy, trance-y stuff. Electronica/experimental folks, take heed!
9. 4:45 ****solo electric stringed instrument, male vocals and female response, downtempo loping rhythm, easy to like.
10. 5:51 **minimalist slightly downtempo beat, spoken male vocals. Beat changes, stringed instruments do something complex, female singing and more instrumentation.
11. 5:53 solo flute and odd and trance-y female vocal duet, often offkey…
12. 5:52 *** electric guitar and downtempo beat, occasional male vocals.
13. 2:03 near silence at start, solo violinish instrument fades up very slowly, fades out almost equally slowly.

Track Listing
1.Tabey Tarate 7.Assinaina
2.Ansari 8.Tihou Beyatene
3.Eha Ehenia 9.Houmeissa
4.Al Jahalat 10.Abacabok
5.Achachore I Chachare Akale 11.Al Afete
6.Chargoba 12.Tadsaq
 13.Inbahwa