Mohama Saz is pure pleasure. Sound, visual and sensory pleasure; pleasure to touch and caress the textures, to let go and dance, to discover new sounds and play with them, of trance and communal enjoyment with the public. Its four members are responsible for some of the most twisted, expansive and exciting rock albums that have been heard around here in recent times. But this time they have decided to leave the basement and look at the sea, at that eternal Mediterranean that bathes every chord on the two albums (“More Iran” and “Negro es el Poder”) that they have released to date. The baglama-saz (Turkish stringed instrument) is the culprit, or rather, to whom we must thank the gift that he gave us when he crossed the road of Javier Alonso and opened the enormous world of possibilities that is guessed at. “More Iran” and that now explode in the fantastic “Black is Power”.
A gift, because this is how Javier and the rest of the band understand the immense, variegated and above all, diverse legacy of melodies, rhythms, materials, timbres, rites and spirits that populate the Mediterranean shores. Only then, when there are no stylistic alibis, no quotas or cultural hierarchies, no complexes, no shame, when you learn by playing, and enjoying is when magic arises. Because yes, there is a lot of magic in the diaphanous mix of Tuareg hypnosis, Turkish labyrinth, colorful Arabic and flamenco duende, in that torrent of sounds that is not rock, nor pop, nor psychedelia, much less world music, and is at the same time, a little of all this. A magic, that hooks that forces you to listen to their records over and over again, lifting you into an endless dervish twist. I said, a pleasure.
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