Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Souad Massi: O Houria (Liberty)

Andy Gill reviews Souad Massi's Ô Houria (Liberty)
Eleven years as an expatriate Algerian have left their mark on Massi's music, in which the strains of Arabic and western influences are more tightly intertwined than for any comparable crossover artist.

That's most evident, on this follow-up to 2005's Mesk Elil, in the track "All Remains to Be Done", where the skirling textures of Mehdi Habbad's oud ride an urgent folk-rock groove, his virtuoso solo skimming the song's surface.
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