Terakaft - Akh Issudar (2008)


Terakaft is a band from Africa who play a genre of music known as desert blues. The music is highly reflective of the African culture and accordingly is a departure from most things that you would normally listen to. Nonetheless this is a really good album and I'd recommend getting it. Also, pitchfork reviewed this album and it was a pretty good review so here's a part of it

"What separates this album from those made by Terakaft's colleagues is its uniquely ramshackle approach to what is essentially organic psychedelia. Acoustic guitars make a few appearances, and some songs, such as "Soubhanallah", have an open, free-flowing character that makes it feel like they simply blew up off the peak of a dune and became pieces of music. The all-acoustic closer offers a different sound, with more independence for each voice and a folky (in the Western sense) arrangement. This genre has reached a point of diversity where terms like "desert rock" and "desert blues" have become inadequate-- it needs its own name. Akh Issudar, however it's labeled, is another reminder that this corner of the world is producing some of the best and most rewarding music out there."

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12 Responses so far.

  1. d says:

    thanks for all the releases you put up here. for halloween, i'm working, then once i get off, either going out as fidel castro or a nondescript fighter pilot in a flightsuit.

  2. Doubly thanks for all the stuff you put on here. I can't comment on them because of my crap connection (can't download anything right away because I have a low bandwidth cap), but I do appreciate your work.

    For Halloween, I'm doing absolutely nothing, except possibly eating candy that's supposed to go to the kids.

  3. ernest says:

    Downloading it now! Big thanks for everything you've done to my iTunes library. For halloween, I'm going off campus with a few of my buddies as the cast from scrubs, and getting or appletini on.

  4. Aldrenean says:

    I dressed up as a vampire and played beer pong.

    This album kicks ass btw.

  5. AZ says:

    this is very restful and nice!

  6. Pierre says:

    God I love this blog. Weird stuff, unusual artists, eclectic music...

    I discovered many new artists here, and revisited a lot of oldies. Keep feeding my brain with goodness, please.

    Acoustic african desert blues?
    Mmmmm... Tasty.

  7. jay1963 says:

    droney bluesy sweetness. thanx for being such mfing SHARERERERER.

  8. toofless says:

    ill be gumming snickers bars

  9. dugg says:

    brilliant collection of music, and i'm really enjoying the writing as well- which doesn't happen a lot.
    thanks for putting this together.
    d

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  11. koven66 says:

    some seriously sick guitar work

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