Album Review: Sinkane – Mars

Jemima Moore 24 January 2013

Sinkane – Mars

Ahmed Gallab’s nomadic musical education, which encompasses music from the Sudan as well as America’s hard-core punk and indie scenes, is reflected in his second solo album, Mars. The musical sources are so disparate, ranging from afrobeat to space-age, that it is hard to believe such a coherent sound results from them. Gallab’s lyrics are sparse and the vocals– sometimes synthesised, sometimes soulful – are used mainly as instrumentation. In the end, Mars has no musical boundaries, just the musical passion and precision of Ahmed Gallab.

Jemima Moore