Your chance to hear the Tuareg group's fifth studio album and let us know what you think
Tinariwen fans might be feeling a little spoiled at the moment. First we gave you an exclusive video of the band recording in Algeria, then we joined the Tuareg group in New York for this terrific Observer feature, and then we gave you the chance to download an entire live album.
Now we're following all that up by letting you listen exclusively to their new album Tassili ? which is described by their former manager as an attempt to "nail down the simple acoustic sound and poetry of ishumar adventurers sitting around a campfire, sharing cigarettes, stories, songs and a guitar. This had always been the context in which Tinariwen's music was heard before they picked up electric guitars, added bass and percussion and went global."
You can play it using the widget above, kindly supplied to us by free music streaming service We7.com. Do let us know what you think about the band's return to their core sound in the comments section below ...