Thursday, 21 April 2011

Haj Omar Wahrouche (REPOST)



Apologies to anyone who downloaded this from the earlier post, I had forgotten to boost the volume on the files and so the whole thing sounded very quiet. This should be a massive improvement.

Haj Omar Wahrouche was one of a wave of more traditional Berber songwriters popular before the likes of Nass El Ghiwane and Izenzaren started to blend the music with western instruments and more politicised lyrics. The chap I bought this tape from told me his father was a fan of this man and his music. This is some beautiful stuff I'm sure you'll agree.
Here is some footage of the rabab playing man in shades:


Raiss Omar wahrouch ahrouch by ouchrif

Tracklist:

Side One
Side Two

Get it HERE.

6 comments:

øשlqæda said...

new rip you say? okeh then

øשlqæda said...

sounds eminently better. thanks muchly fer continued illumination

Mr Tear said...

Thanks Owl, great to see you round these parts. X

Anonymous said...

i like the music very much, and finally had a chance to listen to both old and new rip, back-to-back. it sounds like you are only getting one channel from your rip. i discovered my computer's input was monaural, but i'm probably being stupid b/c you could be using technology way more advanced than mine. anyway after years in the analog domain, and sometimes connecting cables that didn't give true stero, whether b/c they were worn-out, or my error, or wrong settings, or whatever... and this is the sound. i don't think the lead singer should be all the way in the back AND we're hearing more of the echo-y added ambiance from the room when he sings, but not really him. i'm guessing he's mmixed a bit more heavily and directly into the missing channel, and the chorus a bit less, for a better balance?

Anonymous said...

i was listening to it on my little "ipod connected to walmart speakers" rig and --- would you believe it??? --- i discovered that actually MY cable is only giving one channel!! even in headphones, though, it still is weird how the singer is so far down in the mix *combined* with the quality of his voice-- getting all the room ambiance but very little direct... as compared with zero ambiance for the chorus...

i know over there the tapes are usually not stereo, b/c a lot of people might have an old tape player with only one speaker, but i have sometimes found some very slight stereo separation in some of the releases... i wonder, but anyway whatever... its a cassette that is impossible to put down, channels or no channels!!!
=D

ps that amazing aoud mya tape had also had an issue with hum only coming from one channel, and the other channel just fine... i bought a CD like that in egypt, too... anyway, i'm just having fun, playing with the music you shared...

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