Mdou Moctar offers weaving tones throughout their music. Delivering a magical blend of East meets West sounds, they’ve recently signed to Matador Records. While they have a full length coming next year, their new single “Chismiten” delivers a transcendent sound that mixes world rhythms with rock riffs.
The Niger based guitarist immediately takes hold and delves deep into a Saharan tone that melds the intricacy of artists like Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn. The butter-like smoothness of the notes compliment the vocals and the backing notes while the instrumentation takes you away. Swaying like bent strings in the wind, Moctar has no issue getting you to forget everything else here. The video has an imagery that’s also not something you may be familiar with, yet it works with these penetrating rock rhythms.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. The single can be heard on all streaming platforms or purchased in all digital outlets via Matador Records.
Image Credits: Photo by Cem Misirlioglu.