Your basket is empty

Categories :

Albums

From
CD€11.39

World - Released July 12, 2019 | Africa Express

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€4.39

World - Released June 28, 2019 | Ocora Radio-France

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€11.59

Experimental - Released June 7, 2019 | Bella Union

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
HI-RES€17.79
CD€15.39

Folk - Released May 3, 2019 | Nonesuch

Hi-Res Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
“It’s the diversity in America that makes the music so powerful!”. Rhiannon Giddens, Gaelic first name, white father, mother of black and Native American (Occaneechi) ancestry, embodies the melting pot that is North American culture. The coloratura soprano that delivers an impenetrable folk, soul, blues, and bluegrass voice more than an opera one, has released her third record. She was discovered by the Coen brothers (Inside Llewyn Devis alongside Elvis Costello) and has collaborated with T-Bone Burnett. She has passed by Carolina Chocolate Drops and the White House and is the author of two acclaimed solo albums and one as Our Native Daughters (with Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah). The forty-year-old has, indeed, already done a lot. In collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi and produced by the excellent Joe Henry in 5 days in Dublin, There Is No Other combines original compositions with covers of classics, over a background of traditional Arabic music with Celtic and Italian influences. Within, one can find I’m Gonna Write Me A Letter by Ola Belle Reed, Brown Baby by the activist Oscar Brown Jr, or (from another genre) the Pizzica di San Vito or the Black Swan by Menotti. A diverse success. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
From
CD€10.79

Folk - Released April 26, 2019 | Caprice

Booklet Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€10.79

Europe - Released April 19, 2019 | NorthSide

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.79

Dance - Released April 19, 2019 | Jarring Effects

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€10.99

Jazz - Released April 5, 2019 | Kepera Records

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.79

Rock - Released March 29, 2019 | Sahel Sounds

Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Songlines Five-star review
Since making his first recordings in 2008, singer and guitarist Mdou Moctar has gradually amassed an international audience on the strength of his earlier albums, which have ranged from live recordings to the acoustic compositions found on 2017’s Sousoume Tamachek, as well as his reputation as an engaging live musician. Recorded in Detroit and Niger, Ilana (The Creator) powerfully captures the energy of Mdou Moctar’s live show, both via the interplay of the quartet of musicians heard here and via the searing lead guitar work heard across the album. That’s not to say that this album is all guitar heroics and nonstop instrumental workouts — though those are certainly present. But just as Mdou's past work has showcased his stylistic range, so too does this album feature a dynamic range, as heard on the restrained and trance-like “Tumastin” and the title song, which decries French uranium mining in Niger. Listeners seeking impressive displays of musical virtuosity would do well to explore “Tarhatazed” and “Kamane Tarhanin,” which feature more guitar heroics. Ilana (The Creator) blends excellent feats of musicianship with welcome instrumental chemistry; it’s a fantastically-made and played rock album from beginning to end. © Tobias Carroll / Qobuz

Electronic - Released March 29, 2019 | Wonderwheel Recordings

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
Download not available
From
HI-RES€14.79
CD€9.79

World - Released March 22, 2019 | X-Ray Production

Hi-Res Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.79

Folk - Released March 22, 2019 | Topic

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.79

Folk - Released March 22, 2019 | Topic

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€10.99

World - Released March 15, 2019 | Sony Music Entertainment Turkey.

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.99

Pop - Released March 14, 2019 | No Hats No Hoods Records

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€9.99

Folk - Released February 22, 2019 | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
HI-RES€15.39
CD€10.99

World - Released February 22, 2019 | Real World Records

Hi-Res Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
HI-RES€16.29
CD€10.79

World - Released February 15, 2019 | Karlrecords

Hi-Res Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
CD€8.59

Folk - Released February 8, 2019 | Reveal Records

Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
From
HI-RES€15.39
CD€10.99

Vocal Jazz - Released January 25, 2019 | Jazz Village

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Songlines Five-star review
In this third album, the enchanting and beautiful Leyla manages to capture moments of pure joy. She is the kind of musician that tells a story. A New-Yorker with Haitian roots, Leyla settled in the bayou of Louisiana to explore her Creole roots and to dig out and spread the message of social and environmental injustice. She really came into her own during those eight years spent in the New Orleans sunshine and has even abandoned her cello to embrace the clarinet, violin, piano and electric guitar. Now, the multi-instrumentalist is mixing it up more than ever, supported by a group for the very first time, King James & The Special Men. The retro folk of The Capitalist Blues dabbles in calypso (Mize Pa Dous), R&B (Me and My Baby) and Creole blues (Lavi Vye Neg) and Leyla’s vocals alternate seamlessly between Creole and English. A very well-arranged album that captures the leisurely lifestyle of the tropics. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz