Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that touched us the most. These are the personal reviews of hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time including Sudan Archives, Jockstrap, Sampa the Great, Rina Sawayama, Tamino, Julia, Julia, Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Editors, and Nils Frahm.
Sometimes, it only takes a few notes to be completely captivated. Tamino’s debut album 'Amir' certainly proves to be one of these moments where you instantly feel that the rich textures to come as well as the soothing vocals, often in falsetto, will stay with you for a good while. After having released his 'Habibi' EP earlier this year, the Belgian born newcomer of Egyptian and Lebanese heritage has made an impressive step forward with his debut LP that explores Tamino’s rich traditional Arabic background as well as his love for pop music.