- Release Date 2014-05-12
- Label Rwina Records
- Catalog 888608952545
The music on Amazigh is constructed from field recordings of the Rif region blended with the electronic and club sensibilities Rwina has become known for. The old with the new, the past with the present.
'Eye of Zohra' is the imagined soundtrack to the night Akkachar's family ran away from their village over a hundred years ago. Using sounds from the Ain Zohra region (literally Eye of Zohra) it paints an epic sonic picture of a sad tale with sweeping synth melodies, rolling drums and booming bass. 'Spatial Scale' is more meditative, a song to zone out too and reflect. The barebones of the song were made in a day with Eprom and fleshed out with inspiration from the Tizi Ouasli village, where the wind in the valley and slow pace of life helped infuse a more relaxed vibe. 'Tanmmirt' closes things off, named after a speech in the same Tamazight language Rwina takes its name from. The speech forms the core of the track, scaled across octaves to add impact and backed by melancholic chords. It tells the Amazigh to be proud and stay strong, and most importantly to never forget their roots.
Akkachar's debut is a rightfully proud celebration of where he comes from, while staying fully aware of where he wants to go.