Mamman Sani's work Taaritt actually rings of Mohammad Munir and his Nubian Synth Pop that I grew up listening to in Egypt. With Taaritt, Mamman Sani has already passed the torch, and the culture of the Swahili peoples is not going to fall upon deaf ears-- because oh lordy, this album can cure deafness.
Favorite track: Ci Da Dy.
Cosmic synth. Polyphonic analog synthesizers and drum machines interpret ancient Saharan folk ballads in an imagined science fiction future. A proposed relaxation guide, sonically lying somewhere between ambient library music and minimal wave. Recorded in Niger and France in the late 1980s and never before released.
released May 13, 2014
All Recordings by Mamman Sani Abdoulaye.
Recorded 1985 - 1988 at Studio Samira in Niamey, Niger and Studio Kham Mai in Paris, France.
Instruments include Crumar Bit 99, RCA Victor 70, Yamaha RX5, and Roland TR-505.
Painting by Maria Joan Dixon.
Layout and design by Christopher Kirkley