Les Filles de Illighadad "At Pioneer Works" LP (Clear Vinyl)
At Pioneer Works is the highly anticipated new album by Tuareg Avant-rock group Les Filles de Illighadad. Recorded in Brooklyn at the tail end of a two-year-long world tour, At Pioneer Works finds Les Filles at the height of their powers, creating a sound that transcends all known genres. This is a heavy and meditative set of music from one of the world’s most exciting bands. The first new album from Les Filles de Illighadad in four years, with the band’s catalog sales increasing year after year.
Les Filles de Illighadad (“daughters of Illighadad”) was founded in Illighadad, Niger in 2016 by solo guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and renowned vocalist Alamnou Akrouni. In 2017, they were joined by Amaria Hamadalher, a fixture on the Agadez guitar scene, and Abdoulaye Madassane, rhythm guitarist and a son of Illighadad. Les Filles de Illighadad’s music draws from two distinct styles of regional sound, ancient village choral chants and desert guitar. The result is a groundbreaking new direction for Tuareg folk music and a sound that resonates far outside of their village. In the past years, the band has toured nonstop, bringing their highly specific sound to distant corners of the globe.