I’ve been waiting for these guys to follow up Sahara Swing for ages now. Looks like it was worth the wait. Jazz on drugs FTW, always.
The trio will now release a series of vinyl-only EPs – of which Tamanrasset is the first – that will culminate in their second album. Tamanrasset‘s five songs demonstrate The Malcouns’ deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk; the song “Girma’s Lament” – its title an homage to the great Ethiopian pianist, arranger and vocalist Girma Beyene – is a great representation.