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Old 01-28-2020, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the albums giving me life for decent music being out there in what I'm considering to be a real slump of uninspired noise. I've attempted to explain how I feel about their sound 3 times, but I'm disagreeing with my own positions. Which is not to suggest that this music can't be described, but it does show my own limitations. Here's the link to the full album on YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udwL...aVrOOs1Ys7_O1M
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Big fan here, love his rolling, fluid guitar style. It's like a crossroads between Hendrix with how ****in smoothly he pulls it off and Group Doueh with the stylistic elements.

The new album is intense, but Afelan is my favourite from him. It's a little more traditional but I think it has his best songwriting.


Welcome back, btw.
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't describe the guitar. I want to say it's a cross between post-rock and surf rock, as if Explosions in the Sky covered Dick Dale, but it doesn't feel right. How would you describe it?
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I usually just refer to it as tishoumaren guitar since that's the genre that it comes from, maybe calling it "desert blues" for the unitiated. It pulls from blues, North African folk/dance music, psych rock, and a little surf. Not sure if I detect any post rock in it but I'm not even sure what post rock is anymore, ****'s too ambiguous.

You should check out Horse Lords, they're sort of a math rock variant of this guitar style:
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll give them a try. Thanks!
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