Bombino Album Receives 4 Stars
Tuareg guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar, featured artist on The Africa Channel, received Randall Roberts’ highest rating – 4 stars in The L A Times’ pop album review for “Nomad,” his new album produced with Black Keys Grammy Award-winning producer Dan Auerbach.
Roberts describes Auerbach’s experience working with the performer from Niger: “Auerbach said he marveled at Bombino’s approach. While overdubbing his fretwork to create layers of sound, for example, Auerbach witnessed the guitarist’s precision. ‘He would triple his guitar leads, and he’d do it note-for-note, first take. It sounds massive. His guitar’s running through fuzz pedals, with double drummers playing at the same time — lots of percussion.'”
For Roberts’ detailed description of Bombino’s new album, “Nomad,” go to the link below. Watch a clip from The Africa Channel’s In Concert Special featuring Bombino’s performance at The Mint in Los Angeles above. In this segment, Bomino talks about performing with the Rolling Stones and performs his original title, “Dounia.”
LA TIMES MUSIC BLOG REVIEW BY RANDALL ROBERTS