IMARHAN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TEMET Out February 23, 2018 on City Slang via Inertia Music
Share lead track and video “Azzaman”
Imarhan, the young five-piece desert-rock band from Tamanrasset in Southern Algeria, announce their second album Temet out February 23, 2018 on City Slang via Inertia Music. The announce comes with the unveiling of a stunning, atmospheric video for the opening track, “Azzaman“.
The video was shot in Algiers and directed by Visions Particulières. Talking about the track and video the band said:
“Azzaman is about the passing of time and the handing over of a heritage by each generation It’s about the importance of leaving the right legacy. It’s also about connecting the cultures, the mixing of the old with the new. The video was shot in Algiers to reflect the meaning behind the song, it’s a big cosmopolitan city, an urban environment which culturally offers a lot yet it’s still a place in which we can keep on preserving some Tuareg ways of life.”
Temet is the follow up to Imarhan’s much-acclaimed, self-titled debut album in 2016. This saw them subsequently tour the globe, bringing their ecstatic live show to venues across Europe, the U.S. and China playing shows with the likes of Tinariwen, Kurt Vile, Songhoy Blues and Mdou Moctar. “Temet” in Tamashek means “connections” and the album’s an energetic wake up call for unity, reminding people that we are all are connected and that only through the acceptance and uptake of this union will we be able to solve the troubles all cultures seem to be dealing with in this important moment in time.
“People should love each other. They need to know each other, we need to know each other, everyone should get to know their neighbour,” says frontman Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane – aka Sadam “We need to have the same approach as our elders. You will stumble across an old man who knows the world and will hand down his knowledge to his children.”
Recorded in Paris in early 2017 and produced by the band with help from Patrick Votan and Tinariwen’s Eyadou Ag Leche, Temet marks a huge leap forward both creatively and artistically for a band who were heralded as one of the leading-lights of the “new–wave of Tuareg music“. Now firmly established and regarded as torch-bearers by the new generation of musicians in Algeria and the Mali border area, the album sees them broadening their sound beyond the meditative desert blues of their debut to take in elements funk, disco and rock.
Growing up near each other in Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria, in a Tuareg community of Northern Malian descent, Imarhan formed at school in 2008 under the guidance of Tinariwen (Eyadou Ag Leche of Tinariwen is a cousin of frontman Sadam, and guided their evolution and produced and co-wrote several songs on their debut album). The band quickly gained acclaim for their effortless blend of the ancestral tamashek poetry and traditional rhythms of their elders and sounds which reflected their youth and urban up-bringing listening to music from around the globe.
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Temet by Imarhan is out February 23, 2018 on City Slang via Inertia Music
Pre-order now: https://Inertia.lnk.to/Imarhan
Featured Photo Credit : Andrea Mae Perez