''VOIR'' RECOMMENDS THE ALBUM SAAR : Now a Québec transplant for almost 15 years, H’Sao has become a sure bet. - 05 August 2015
The distinctive voices and harmonies of Chadian ensemble H’Sao are recognizable at the very first notes. Their previous album, Oria, was their third, brimming with anger and the funky reproach of brass instruments, vocal beats, jazzy bass and heavy metal guitars. Here, the Rimtobaye family returns to its roots to deliver an album distilled down to its purest essence. It showcases the simplicity of bare voices, a capella or only accompanied by a neo-soul or bluesy acoustic guitar, perhaps a calabash. This fervent gospel from far-away N'Djamena is, paradoxically, what the band does best and, above all, with the most spontaneity. Now a Québec transplant for almost 15 years, H’Sao has become a sure bet.