Western Saharan musician/activist Aziza Brahim's new album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), is a commanding and compassionate musical statement about, and for, the tumultuous age in which we live.
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Bnann, Matt, Wag, Al and Richie have spent the past five years battling around the world as purveyors of premier league electronic rock n roll. Along the way they have headlined major festivals, toured with the likes of the Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers, journeyed as far as Hong Kong, China and Australia, not to mention a few near death experiences in the US and Russia . In 2006 they released the now classic ?We Are Not The Infadels? to universal acclaim. They would later earn plaudits for setting the musical landscape that the Klaxons and more recently La Roux and Delphic now inhabit.
With Alex Metric on production duties, Infadel's third studio album pushes the band's musical boundaries, expanding on the dance sound of their previous albums with the band wrestling unpredictable analog synths and effects to create an atmosphere of humans at war with the flashing, beeping machines around them. Couple this with the bands laser firing, euphoric yet chilling future world vision and you have 'The Future of the Gravity Boy'.
"This album is about the survival of human skills in the technological age" says singer Bnann. "I created a fantasy where the hopes of the human race were rested on a saviour who wasn't the fittest, fasted guy out there. Instead I wanted someone who stood up for the confused but skilled everyman. Someone whose place in society was being replaced by computer programs, automated machinery or just wiped out altogether"
First single ?From Out Of The Black Sky? is The Infadels story in a nutshell; when all around you is falling down it means there?s a chance to create something new and beautiful. The other tracks on the album tackle themes of space (Jupiter 5), love of music (Violent Obilivion), relationships (We Get Along), all of this backed with the sound and a vision befitting the times resulting in an album that is uplifting and macabre in equal measure