We often find ourselves wordless when trying to describe Emel Mathlouthi’s music. At the same time, saying “beautiful” would be quite enough, even ith her mesmerizing explorations take us through many different traditions, times and emotions.
“Thamlaton” is a perfect example of this approach. An immensive 5-minute trance, its structure is a bit like a novel: with a soft introduction, a build-up in the middle, and a powerful if disturbing culmination.
A risky, unforgettable experience.