The Master Musicians of Jajouka Featuring Bachir Attar

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The Master Musicians of Jajouka's first recording was also their first crossover disc: Recorded in the late '60s, Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka threw a bunch of psychedelic effects onto recordings of the Moroccan traditional ensemble. This 2000 release is a collaboration with British dance producer/tabla player Talvin Singh, who admits in the liner notes that he wasn't too familiar with Moroccan music. At times, the album flirts with generic "ethnic electronica" -- only three unearthly, buzzing tracks present the Master Musicians unadorned by instruments that have to be plugged in and booted up. But the group's leader, Bachir Attar, has always been as...
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Barnes & Noble - Douglas Wolk
The Master Musicians of Jajouka's first recording was also their first crossover disc: Recorded in the late '60s, Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka threw a bunch of psychedelic effects onto recordings of the Moroccan traditional ensemble. This 2000 release is a collaboration with British dance producer/tabla player Talvin Singh, who admits in the liner notes that he wasn't too familiar with Moroccan music. At times, the album flirts with generic "ethnic electronica" -- only three unearthly, buzzing tracks present the Master Musicians unadorned by instruments that have to be plugged in and booted up. But the group's leader, Bachir Attar, has always been as interested in collaboration and experimentation as in preserving a tradition. The sections of the album recorded by Attar with Singh's crew in London have some fascinating moments where Attar's horn slithers through the beats and bass like a snake, and the duet "Searching for Passion" finds Singh using his signal-processing tools to turn the sound of Attar alone into something like the entire ensemble.
All Music Guide - Becky Byrkit
Talvin Singh was reportedly pleased and amazed to win the Technics Mercury Prize in the U.K. in 1999, a highly commendable trade achievement, for his eclectic CD OK. His instant reaction to receiving the award was to disappear off the European club and concert circuit to jam for months with the famed Master Musicians of Jajouka, heroes of the Rif mountains in a less than easily accessible region of Morocco. Beat author William Burroughs once described the Master Musicians as "the World's Only 4,000-year-old band," and Brian Jones recorded a tremendous album with them in 1969 shortly before he died. The outfit of long, strange, and wonderful renown achieves something heretofore unexplored in the company of Singh. Here the guest introduces a hallucinogenic, soulfully high-tech texture to the primordial rhythms and riffs of the masters, creating one of those rare syntheses of past and present, a gorgeous of loosely hooked carpet of colors and shapes. There is a whiff of the controlled jam here, not as fresh or far from the studio as one might expect from the high Rif, but this may be due to the production hand of Singh himself in the elaborate remix. A heartfelt and utterly noncommercial collaboration, probably meaning that winning the Mercury doesn't mean that everything, stylistically, must be cast in stone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Philips
  • UPC: 028946453629
  • Catalog Number: 464536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up to the Sky, Down to the Earth - Adamantium (6:29)
  2. 2 The Truth Forever - Adamantium (10:23)
  3. 3 Searching for Passion - Adamantium (3:37)
  4. 4 Taksim - Adamantium (2:51)
  5. 5 You Can Find the Feeling - Adamantium (5:46)
  6. 6 The Blessing for the World from God Only - Adamantium (6:46)
  7. 7 Jammin in London - Adamantium (4:10)
  8. 8 The House of Baraka - Adamantium (7:39)
  9. 9 Above the Moo - Adamantium (4:30)
  10. 10 The Magic of Peace - Adamantium (5:47)
  11. 11 The Magic of Peace - Adamantium (8:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Master Musicians of Jajouka Primary Artist
Cleveland Watkiss Vocoder
Bachir Attar Flute, Horn
Talvin Singh Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocoder
Byron Wallen Conch Shell
The Storms Bass
Mike Walters scratching
Rony Barrak Percussion
Adamantium Track Performer
Brad Somatik Percussion, Keyboards, Vocoder
Technical Credits
Bachir Attar Liner Notes
Rory Johnston Executive Producer
Mark Millington Art Direction
Talvin Singh Programming, Producer, Liner Notes, Atmosphere
Finlay Cowan Illustrations
Brad Somatik Programming, Engineer
Friedel LeLonek Engineer
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