Think Of One / Camping Shaabi
Album: Camping Shaabi   Collection:World
Artist:Think Of One   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Crammed Discs  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-04-27 Pull Date: 2008-06-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 29 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11 May 4
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Recent Airplay
1. Feb 18, 2012: New World Disorder
Trap Het Af
4. Jul 05, 2008: New World Disorder
2. Apr 30, 2011: New World Disorder
Trap Het Af
5. Jun 24, 2008: New World Disorder
Alela Minena
3. Dec 04, 2010: Music Casserole
Gnawa Power
6. Jun 14, 2008: New World Disorder
Gnawa Power

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-04-28
Think of One – Camping Shaabi
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/31/08
Belgian band with some Moroccan friends merging Shaabi with all sorts of modern Western musical ideas. Shaabi is very similar to Gnawa, but a bit more pop than devotional. Sometimes the blend gets a bit psychedelic, sometimes pretty jazzy. Every song has a different feel and different balance of influences. Pretty amazing stuff!
Very minor FCCs on track 7. I like 5, 13-14, and esp. 10.
1. 5:48 **electronic notes for a few seconds, then upbeat hiccuppy Shaabi-influenced beat, call and response in French. Bit of sort of dreamscape after a minute or so, then lots of changes, quite psychedelic in feel.
2. 3:41 **exotic-sounding horns, some electronics and some analog instruments, vocals that sound like ghosts from the Moulin Rouge.
3. 4:58 *shuffling Shaabi beat, tinkling piano, male vocals in Flemish, female chorus in Arabic.
4. 3:46 **downtempo somewhat funky, somewhat hip hoppy riddim, vocals in English with considerable processing.
5. 4:22 ***modern Shaabi, interplay between traditional strings and electric guitar. Great energy.
6. 4:01 *midtempo lopsided beat reminiscent of the turn of the last century somehow, pretty interplay of one male and one female voice.
7. 4:27 **street sounds, processed spoken vocals in English, chugging metal riff. Minor and hard to discern FCCs – “crap”, “hell”.
8. 1:27 *another dreamscape – part hurdy-gurdy and part arabesque. Strange and mysterious instrumental.
9. 4:03 *Spaghetti western and Marseillaise busker music and Folklorico. Many different exciting individual instruments to listen to.
10. 3:51 ****funky mestizo riddim, spoken vocals in Flemish – fun and unusual sound. Definitely a page out of the George Clinton book.
11. 3:51 *kinda loungey trancey, with upright bass and vibes. Breathy and jazzy female vocals in Arabic.
12. 4:35 **chimes, hip hop beat and vocals in English. Gets more complex and a bit jazzy as it goes along.
13. 4:47 ***solo acoustic guitar and harmonizing male vocals in Flemish. Violin squawks and a bit of Shaabi beat and female vocals in Arabic. Builds in energy and tempo.
14. 6:06 ***starts with a kid squawking, then some sort of an instrumental cross between Shaabi and Booker T. Crazy! There’s sort of a Primus moment, too…

Track Listing
1. J'etais Jetee   8. Mon Verre Revient
2. Mon Verre   9. Ou Tu Vas?
3. Wereld Ni   10. Trap Het Af
4. Oppressor   11. Sharia Orabi
5. Gnawa Power   12. Camping Shaabi
6. Fantome   13. Antwaarpse Shaabi
7. Hamdushi Five   14. Alela Minena