Smadj ‎– New Deal

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Electric M.E.L.T. ‎– ELM 8027CD, EFA ‎– 89227-2
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CD, Album
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1 New Deal
Backing Vocals, Oud, Keyboards, Programmed By – SmadjBass Guitar – Pascal TeilletDrums – Brice WassyLead Vocals – King Mensah
5:06
2 Taksmadj
Oud – Smadj
0:53
3 Three Worlds
Lute [Guembri] – Pascal TeilletViolin – Johar Ali KhanVocals, Oud, Keyboards, Programmed By – Smadj
4:21
4 Oui Ma Belle!
Drums [Additional] – Hervé LebouchéKeyboards [Additional] – Rémi AmblardLead Vocals – Dierdre DuboisSaxophone – Sofi HellborgTalkbox, Guitar, Keyboards, Oud, Bass, Programmed By – Smadj
4:59
5 For Nedim
Bass – Pascal TeilletGuitar, Oud, Mandolin, Percussion [Dumbow], Keyboards, Programmed By – SmadjTabla – Egmont GrisoniViolin – Nedim Nalbantoglu*
3:38
6 Asma
Djembe – Arash KhalatbariLead Vocals – Dierdre DuboisOud [Solo] – Mehdi HaddabOud [Theme], Keyboards, Bass, Programmed By – Smadj
5:33
7 Taksmadj 2
Oud – Smadj
1:32
8 Armatan
Bass, Lute [Guembri], Kalimba [Senza], Keyboards, Programmed By – Pascal TeilletDrums [Additional] – Maxime ZampieriLead Vocals – Assitan*Oud, Guitar, Sampler, Keyboards, Programmed By – SmadjSaxophone – Sofi Hellborg
4:28
9 Mélancolie
Lead Vocals, Drum [Derbouka] – Rabah KhalfaOud [Sampled], Guitar, Bass [Moog], Keyboards, Drum Programming – SmadjOud [Solo] – Mehdi Haddab
4:16
10 L'Âme Volatile
Bass – Pascal TeilletLead Vocals – Barmak AkramLute [Cümbüs], Guitar, Mandolin, Programmed By – SmadjOrgan [Rhodes], Keyboards, Sampler – Rémi Amblard
4:11
11.1 Ago
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Oud, Keyboards, Programmed By – SmadjLead Vocals – King MensahLute [Guembri] – Pascal TeilletOrgan [Rhodes] – Rémi Amblard
8:48
11.2 La Mère, La Terre Et Tout Le Reste
Bass – Pascal TeilletDrums – Maxime ZampieriFlute – Sofi HellborgKeyboards – Rémi AmblardOud, Programmed By – Smadj
6:49

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On track 11, "Ago" ends at 8:48 and "La Mère, La Terre Et Tout Le Reste" starts at 13:48.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 179368 027234
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: 06110
  • Matrix / Runout: A0100320657-0101 13 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94K7

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scoundrel

scoundrel

January 26, 2013

Smadj continues his eclectic electronic-ethnic fusion with NEW DEAL, which immediately incorporates some African singing and deep bass harmonizing on the title track. The strings come out to play in "Three Worlds," most notably the Middle Eastern oud, which shares the spotlight with the more traditional fiddles. A house beat takes center stage on "Oui Ma Belle!," which also features vocals from Dierdre Dubois, better known for her work with the group Ekova. "Asma" smothers everything is a deep, wobbling bass with Dierdre's vocals floating atop for a fascinating juxtaposition of textures. "Armatan" adds in some funk, while "L'Ame Volatile" eases into hip-hop, and "Ago" into blues breakbeats. The hidden track toots in on some nice melodic chords and a jazzy flute -- an excellent way to seal the deal.