Tinariwen - Tassili

Here Four Tet Kieran Hebden has his way with the Tishoumaren gyspy folk-blues avatars Tinariwen in seven-minute remix fashion. The African outfit’s latest LP for ANTI- Tassili is the first of theirs to abandon electric guitars in favor of acoustics, which makes Four Tet’s cut-and-paste electronic manipulations of this TVOTR-guesting track ironic, and typically creative. There’s three movements: one for the Tinariwen-sung part, another for the Tunde-and-Kyp bit, sending it off with a looped-sample arrangement. If “Touareg house” wasn’t already genre before, and I’m thinking it wasn’t, Four Tet just sort of did that.

Tinariwen – Tenere taqqim tossam (Four Tet remix) by Four Tet
(via P4K via Prefix)

Tassili is out now via Anti-.

Comments (1)
  1. fuck yeah touareg house. ;)

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