Ali by Vieux Farka Toure et Khruangbin
The Gulf of Mexico meets the Saharan sun on this weeks 2SER feature album, Ali, a work that combines the collaborative force of Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and Texan psych-funk virtuosos Khruangbin.
The album title is a tribute to Ali Farka Toure (Vieux’s Father), who is a renowned Malian guitarist, often referred to as the “Hendrix of the Sahara” who passed away in 2006.
And it’s a wild and cosmic ride, featuring psychedelic jazz with a strong influence of multilayered Western African styles. And flawlessly produced. Laden with a thick, hypnotic funk groove, and simultaneously experimental yet familiar, endlessly emotive and in the zone.
Ali is out now on Dead Oceans / Play it again Sam on vinyl and digital
2SER subscribers can win a copy of Ali on vinyl in the usual way.