March 31, 2019

PopMatters really likes new Mdou Moctar: Most intense and technically perfect rock

Nigerien desert blues guitarist Mdou Moctar this week published his new album 'Ilana: The Creator', with PM giving it 9 of 10 stars: "On it, Moctar goes all in on energy, lets loose tidal waves of melody, and shreds on electric guitar as only he can.. For the first time on a studio album, it feels like we are hearing Mdou Moctar at full capacity, the production clear, minimal, and true to life... What he does is not rock for rock's sake, but music for music's, and that might be the most rock and roll approach of all". Listen to Moctar on his Bandcamp.