Moulay Ahmed Hassani – Atlas Electric. Hive Mind Records.
“Ahmed’s trademark – an awesome sounding psychedelic deep reverberating microtonal guitar!”
From the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, singer, songwriter and musician Moulay Ahmed Hassani has self produced more than an incredible 50 albums over 30 years in his home studio in Beni Mellal.
Playing all the instruments himself, traditional Moroccan folk, Chaabi and North African Rai styles meet a futuristic sound.
Polyrhythmic drum-machine patterns and new age style synth provide backing for Ahmed’s trademark – an awesome sounding psychedelic deep reverberating microtonal guitar.
Autotuned male-female duets sung in Berber Amazigh and Arabic gently float hypnotically creating songs of social issues, love and loss.
Moulay Ahmed Hassani’s music until now has rarely been heard outside of Morocco.
Hive Mind Records introduces a collection of songs released from his own Sawt el Hassani label between 2006 and 2014, available on a delicious double album or digital download.