Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime Frequencies present their third release of electric Islamic guitar celebrations by the fantastic Group Doueh, surely Western Sahara's best-known musical export. As many will testify, on the 2009 SF European tour Group Doueh provided a truly mindblowing experience, usurping Omar Souleyman as the main talking point in many instances. Their performance was just so ecstatic, earthly and utterly compelling, vividly recreating the effect of their two outstanding albums for the label. 'Beatte Harab' was recorded in april 2010 at their home town of Dakhla, West Sahara by Group Doueh and Hisham Mayet with remarkably higher production values than previous albums. That's not to say they've gone all Abbey Road, with Baamar Doueh's guitar still hitting like a blistering sandstorm and the vocals of his wife Halima Jakani are still raw as hell, but they're simply presented with far more definition. They also still sound quite like nothing else on this planet and for those reasons, among many others which will become apparent when you give this a listen, this album is just vital. Comes housed in typical SF gatefold sleeve with breathtaking photography - possibly one of the best we've seen all year. Highly recommended!