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V / A // Wallahi Le Zein! LP

V / A // Wallahi Le Zein! LP

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Psychedelic guitar music compilation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.This is an underground music collection that has nothing to do with major local record companies. Includes 8-page booklet.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes 2-color jacket and 8-page booklet featuring detailed liner notes by Matthew Lavoie.

Description by Mississippi Records:

" Originally released as a double CD in 2010, Wallahi Le Zein! Has persisted as a cult classic, a collection of a rarely heard and utterly unique underground music scene, raw and unfiltered.

The LP, cassette & digital version we now present is intended as an immersive entry into this music: gnarled and virtuosic electric guitars weave hypnotically throughout melismatic sung poetry and exclamations, pulsing hand drums, party chatter, buzzing rigged desert sound systems, and all manner Operating entirely outside of any local recording industry, these songs were collected from bootleg tape stalls, wedding souveniers, and networks of musicians, expertly curated, researched. and produced by Matthew Lavoie.

Drawing from the deep well of Mauritanian classical music, the gamut of musical modes and the tidinitt lute repertoire are transposed to the electric guitar --often with frets removed or additional frets installed, “heavy metal” distortion pedals and phasers built into guitar bodies, blurring At times transcendent and transfixing, and conversely a furious and cascading intensity that commands jaw-dropping attention. "

Artist: V / A

Label: Mississippi Records

Psychedelic guitar music compilation of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.This is an underground music collection that has nothing to do with major local record companies. Includes 8-page booklet.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes 2-color jacket and 8-page booklet featuring detailed liner notes by Matthew Lavoie.

Description by Mississippi Records:

" Originally released as a double CD in 2010, Wallahi Le Zein! Has persisted as a cult classic, a collection of a rarely heard and utterly unique underground music scene, raw and unfiltered.

The LP, cassette & digital version we now present is intended as an immersive entry into this music: gnarled and virtuosic electric guitars weave hypnotically throughout melismatic sung poetry and exclamations, pulsing hand drums, party chatter, buzzing rigged desert sound systems, and all manner Operating entirely outside of any local recording industry, these songs were collected from bootleg tape stalls, wedding souveniers, and networks of musicians, expertly curated, researched. and produced by Matthew Lavoie.

Drawing from the deep well of Mauritanian classical music, the gamut of musical modes and the tidinitt lute repertoire are transposed to the electric guitar --often with frets removed or additional frets installed, “heavy metal” distortion pedals and phasers built into guitar bodies, blurring At times transcendent and transfixing, and conversely a furious and cascading intensity that commands jaw-dropping attention. "

Artist: V / A

Label: Mississippi Records