Bombino's New Album Nomad Has Arrived!
Bombino's new album -- produced by Grammy-winning Producer Of The Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys -- is in stores and on iTunes today
Nomad is "utterly, utterly fantastic." - The BBC World Service
"The blazing guitar phenomenon from Niger." - NPR
Bombino is "a star...ready for global consumption." - The New York Times
We are so excited to announce the release of Bombino's new album, Nomad. At the invitation of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Bombino and his band traveled from Niger to Nashville for the recording, helmed by Auerbach at his studio, Easy Eye Sound. Take a peak at this video for a look inside the studio during the session -- you'll see it was an incredible atmosphere that, according to Uncut, created "a heavy-duty recalibration of desert blues."
Nomad is now available on CD and vinyl (the LP is pressed on 140-gram vinyl) and to download on iTunes. Bombino's previous release Agadez is available at the Cumbancha Store. For more info on Bombino and the exciting new album, check out www.nonesuch.com/albums/nomad and www.bombinomusic.com.
With the widely-acclaimed international release of Agadez Bombino has established himself as a definitive and timeless African guitarist. "He layers acoustic and electric guitar parts, undergirded by syncopated clapping, hand percussion, and lean bass lines, to form a rhythmically intricate lattice of propulsive licks, acid stabs, and snaking leads. Bombino's clenched, nasal singing perfectly complements the restrained, meditative music, leaping out of the hypnotizing grooves with the force of a spell caster's incantations." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader