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Rachid Taha — Zoom Sur Oum
Album: Zoom
Avg rating:
5.3

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Total ratings: 980









Released: 2013
Length: 4:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Enta omriiiiiil
Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

quand je m'oxyde du manque d'orient
quand qu'un soleil le me mène
vers des chats au yeux personnes
quand qu'un vent me viens d'adhène
pour me sablé le champagne
quand qu'un tapie le m'envole
sous les barrières les montagnes
sous les barrières les montagnes

Enta omriiiiiil
Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

alors je m'affranchis me désenclaves me dés esclaves
je m'adresse des timbres d'arabesque coté
des longues étranger roulante
ou arabesque un tri gante
ou arabesque un tr gante

je zoum sur oum le temp d'une méloté
je zoum su oum et sa me désoriente
je zoum sur oum le temp d'une mailloté
je zoum su oum et sa me désoriente

Enta omriiiiiil
Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

quand je m'oxyde du l'occident
quand toute est gris quand est terne
qu'ici la vie montre les dents
voudrait se croire éternelles
quand le désert parles à mon âme
me dit le vent vient dit le vent
et que j'entends sais que j'attends
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Wow this is great! I heard it on the RP eclectic channel; wish it would move over to the main channel.

On first listening I award it an '8' which may go up after that. I love the arrangement, the voices, and the frenetic pace.
Outch my french !!!

Here are the lyrics (actually written by a human being and not by a transcription software):

Enta omriiiiiil

Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

Quand je m'oxyde du manque d'orient

Qu’aucun soleil ne m’emmène

Vers des chats au yeux persans

Qu’aucun vent ne vient d'Aden

Pour me sabler le champagne

Qu’aucun tapis ne m'envole

Sous les barrières les montagnes

Sous les barrières les montagnes

Enta omriiiiiil

Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

Alors je m'affranchis, me désenclave, me désesclave

Je m'adresse des timbres tarabiscotés

Des langues étranges et roulantes

Aux arabesques intrigantes

Aux arabesques intrigantes

Je zoom sur oum le temp d'une mélopée

Je zoom sur oum et sa me désoriente

Je zoom sur oum le temp d'une mélopée

Je zoom sur oum et sa me désoriente

Enta omriiiiiil

Enta omriiiiiil libtada…….

Quand je m'oxyde l'occident

Quand tout est gris quand tout est terne

Qu'ici la vie montre les dents

Voudrait se croire éternelle

Quand le désert parle à mon âme

Me dit le vent, viens dit le vent

Et que j'entends c’est je t’attends

J'adore RP. Ma grand'mere me disait toujours que non n'adore que le Bon Dieu. Que voulez vous, je radotte. 8
 thewiseking wrote:
Oum Kalthoum had a beautiful voice, full of mystery
This guy sounds like he's in the midst of hocking a loogie
 
Wow, what an ignorant comment. I'm not a linguist but I believe that inflection is common to Arabic, Israeli, middle eastern speech. For those of you who know better, I apologize if I'm incorrect.

 ubuntourist wrote:
I'm a bit surprised at the average rating on this being so low... It seems to me somewhat typical RP, and thus, on average I'd expect more love.  Odd... 
 
Agreed.  I give this a 7, I quite enjoy it.  

I am surprised at all the '1's - I can't believe those are accurately attributed - it seems to me like the people who rate stuff on tripadvisor, amazon etc as only 1 star or 5 stars, with no graduation.

For me a '1' = 'make this stop, PSD, move on, my head is not functioning, aaargh, get it off'  (e.g. that godawful Marianne Faithful track which gets lots of airplay here).  Quite rare.
I'm a bit surprised at the average rating on this being so low... It seems to me somewhat typical RP, and thus, on average I'd expect more love.  Odd... 
Oum Kalthoum had a beautiful voice, full of mystery
This guy sounds like he's in the midst of hocking a loogie
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Exactly. Have a peek at this.

https://www.radioparadise.com/RP_flash_map.php?show=countries_24&x=1430987055 

Notice that the USA is actually a minority listener if you take the rest of the world into account. Even Europe has more listeners than the USA. 

Ha! 
 

True, but the population of Europe is over twice that of the United States. 
 westslope wrote:

Puis, moi je suis un Canadien anglais trilingue (et il y a un couple d'autres langues je ne parles plus). 

Alors, monsieur RazzCat, vous voulez dire quoi au juste?   

 
Que c'est un fourche-langue {#Hungry}
I saw him with the band on the Zoom tour. 
I'd bought one album based on a Guardian (UK newspaper) recommendation.  I bought all the rest having seen him.
Intense and "real". 
Maybe it's the wine, but I'm hearing 10cc's "Under Your Thumb" ... {#Drunk}
His voice sounds a bit like Sting.
I don't understand a lick of French, but I just like how this one sounds.

When I ran the lyrics through Google Translate, what came out wasn't terribly coherent.  Could one of our Francophone fellow listeners help us out here?
I first heard Rachid Taha while I was in Iraq - he was very popular with the young locals on my medical team. Great stuff, glad he's breaking out world-wide.
Great !!!
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}   So good !!!
 RazzCat wrote:
Wow! Am I ever glad I'm a bilingual anglophone Québecer...

westslope wrote:
This one grows with time.

Too bad the lyrics are not available.  Just French after all....

 

 
Puis, moi je suis un Canadien anglais trilingue (et il y a un couple d'autres langues je ne parles plus). 

Alors, monsieur RazzCat, vous voulez dire quoi au juste?   
 westslope wrote:
......

Too bad the lyrics are not available.  Just French after all....

 
Les paroles sont maintenant disponsible en français.   Un grand merci pour tout à radio paradise!
Wow! Am I ever glad I'm a bilingual anglophone Québecer...

westslope wrote:
This one grows with time.

Too bad the lyrics are not available.  Just French after all....

 


 westslope wrote:
This one grows with time.

Too bad the lyrics are not available.  Just French after all....

 
Tu as l'air physiquement intelligent toi ! {#Tongue-out}

You looks physically and smell very good !
This one grows with time.

Too bad the lyrics are not available.  Just French after all....
 MM_Oz wrote:
Whoa ... PT into this little diddy... ah no... sorry - PSD {#Crashcomp}

 
I was just thinking what a good segue that was. It almost redeems this one, but not quite. Still, A+ for Bill!
{#Guitarist}
one of the great musicians I would never heard of without RP 
thanks
Is there anything uglier than the sound of this voice. Like spitting phlegm
Do you know than Robert PLANT is a big fan of Rachid TAHA ??
Pourquoi ? Why ?
Les gens de grand talent se reconnaitraient-ils entre eux ? Think of that
{#Daisy}
I dare say that the Middle Eastern rhythms and chords sounded more approriate here than they did in the Musa "City of Delusion" two songs previous.
I think that may be Um Khalthum sampled?
They have a good, big sound!
The guy sounds like he's S P I T T I N G
Achhhh Ptooooey! 
Whoa ... PT into this little diddy... ah no... sorry - PSD {#Crashcomp}
I like the arabic infusion, not sure if that's the correct term!
What are the lyrics, please?
 
Unfortunately, after living in France for the past 12 years, my appreciation for any French music is at rock bottom due to the amount of crap I hear on a daily basis, hence, I'm not enjoying this at all!!!  {#Razz}
 ericdaryl wrote:
Someone in the world is not speaking English! Quick, display your bigotry!

 
Play Anouar Brahem instead. At least it would sound good....
When Rachid speaks francais it is as if he is spitting
Fun, just fun
Great riff and beat going on there.
I prefer Oum Kalthoum myself. Amazing!
Is it my idea or the tune in the background is the same as in Keny Arkana's "La Rage". Any idea if it is some kind of traditional melody?
Quick, hit the psd button!
This song could benefit from written lyrics.  
Wow, I have to log in in the middle of the night, just to drop a note and say: Omg! This song suck so much! . Why? why are they taking old song tapes and blend.. I mean TRY to blend it into some huffing and coughing? Shame on the Rachid Taha, boo! Pls, no more torture, hit the delete file, hurry!
 ericdaryl wrote:
Someone in the world is not speaking English! Quick, display your bigotry!

 
I envy anyone who can speak more than one language, my wife is a 6 x polyglot.     Of course the other end of the scale is the US who speak what they think is English, but they have made up words, pronunciations and spellings as they go for two or three hundred years, and now profess their way is right/better/their own!  It'd be funny if it wasn't affecting and confusing the rest of the english speaking world.

Enough bigotry for ya?
 ericdaryl wrote:
Someone in the world is not speaking English! Quick, display your bigotry!

 
{#Clap}
Cool! and it reminds me of the breathy gutteral way Donovan rapped in that very trippy thing he did in '69 with Jeff Beck, Barabajagal...
 ericdaryl wrote:
Someone in the world is not speaking English! Quick, display your bigotry!

 
Oh, the irony...
Someone in the world is not speaking English! Quick, display your bigotry!
Proud patriotudos walk among us.
 stalfnzo wrote:
Bill once told me that the most frequent PSD's were foreign artists. Too bad. I love having my horizons broadened. Thanks, RP.
 

 
My PSD triggers:
 
RadioHead - England
U2 - Ireland
Pearl Jam - Seattle
 
All foreigners.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Exactly. Have a peek at this.

https://www.radioparadise.com/RP_flash_map.php?show=countries_24&x=1430987055 

Notice that the USA is actually a minority listener if you take the rest of the world into account. Even Europe has more listeners than the USA. 

Ha! 

 
Then I wonder why this song's rating isn't higher. Is the European contingent not voting? Or is the song truly bad?
Oooh, non English rap:

I've been working on a song too...:

fadi padi
madi ladi
jadi wadi
cadi nadi

boo boo
foo foo
koo koo
soo soo
moo moo
voo voo

Now...wheres's my mutha $%^&*! check for writing such a great song?
 

 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

We are all foreigners to somebody.  We can't like all we hear, but appreciate the differences, eh?  Again, thanks RP.

 
Exactly. Have a peek at this.

https://www.radioparadise.com/RP_flash_map.php?show=countries_24&x=1430987055 

Notice that the USA is actually a minority listener if you take the rest of the world into account. Even Europe has more listeners than the USA. 

Ha! 
 stalfnzo wrote:
Bill once told me that the most frequent PSD's were foreign artists. Too bad. I love having my horizons broadened. Thanks, RP.
 

 
We are all foreigners to somebody.  We can't like all we hear, but appreciate the differences, eh?  Again, thanks RP.
 burbman wrote:
English mutha fucka, do you speak it?

 
Roughly half a billion people speak English of a total of 7 billion people in the world.
 akdavey wrote:
This kicks ass - I would see this live.

 
I like it too!  Thanks, RP.
I don't need no stinkin' PSD button! 
 burbman wrote:
English mutha fucka, do you speak it?

 
Are you suggesting that all songs need to be recorded in English as a language? 

Yes?

Well, you are a true fucktard. 
 Bleyfusz wrote:

What I've said already, May 12th.

Really, I cannot believe it. I mean, to each his own; but that's quite different from basing one's preferences on cultural, and what's worse, probably racial stereotypes. I always thought the RP listener zone was a tolerant and non-exclusive area. How blind I've been.

 
Reading the previous post, perhaps most people are less tolerant of new, unfamiliar, challenging, foreign music.

Sad.

Thanks Bill for challenging us.


English mutha fucka, do you speak it?
This kicks ass - I would see this live.
Thanks for the opportunity to broaden my horizons, RP.  It's so easy to label those who look and sound differently than us as Other, until we actually meet them. 
Yup, I'm a fan.
Rachid Taha - "I Mutanti" Opening Exhibition At Villa Medici

Rachid Taha (R) and Barbara D'Alessandri attendt at "I Mutanti" Opening Exhibition At Villa Medici on March 29, 2010 in Rome, Italy. March 28, 2010- Source: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images Europe



 stalfnzo wrote:
Bill once told me that the most frequent PSD's were foreign artists. Too bad. I love having my horizons broadened. Thanks, RP.
 

 
What I've said already, May 12th.

Really, I cannot believe it. I mean, to each his own; but that's quite different from basing one's preferences on cultural, and what's worse, probably racial stereotypes. I always thought the RP listener zone was a tolerant and non-exclusive area. How blind I've been.
Bill once told me that the most frequent PSD's were foreign artists. Too bad. I love having my horizons broadened. Thanks, RP.
 
 oldsaxon wrote:
I like it
 
Me, too. Oddly enough.
 5DORAN wrote:
This sounds like a hangover feels

 
Agreed.
 oldsaxon wrote:
I like it

 
      You should be locked away and forced to listen to Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) BACKWARDS for the rest of your Life!


If I didn't know on what Radio Station's website I was, and had to judge from some of the comments below.... well, let's better not guess.
I thought it might just be the bad singing and strange accent that I didnt like about this song, but the instrumentals are pretty bad too. 
thank the lord for psd - Led Zepelin, dazed and confused {#Bananajumprope} winning {#Dance}
Bad.  Just plain bad
This sounds like a hangover feels
Bellydancing groove {#Jump}
Love this. Is the rest this good?
 gesue wrote:
{#Frustrated}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#Grumpy}...

 
I think you might be stepping out of line there gesue.
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Music like this could cause me to leave RP
 Lacapella wrote:
Please, more Rachid Taha!

 
Ce qu'elle a dit......
Please, no more Rachid Taha!
Please, more Rachid Taha!
You have to wonder why there aren't more Algerian artists, until you listen to this.
I love Rachid Taha and appreciate that you play him. But there are much better songs in his catalogue. Still, some is better than none, so thanks!!
 ThePoose wrote:
It was September 1981, and Taha bumped into all four members of the Clash just before they were due to play at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Taha gave them a copy of a demo tape by his band, Carte de Séjour (Residence Permit), an outfit from Lyons who combined Algerian raï with funk and punk rock. "They looked interested," remembers Taha, "but when they didn't get in touch, I thought nothing of it. Then, a few months later, I heard Rock the Casbah." He cackles mischievously. "Maybe they did hear it after all." The incident has since gone down in French rock legend.

 
He doesn't seem to hold a grudge. I saw him and his band live a couple of years ago and they played (a very good version of) Rock the Casbah. Maybe to better claim it as his own?
 ThePoose wrote:
It was September 1981, and Taha bumped into all four members of the Clash just before they were due to play at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Taha gave them a copy of a demo tape by his band, Carte de Séjour (Residence Permit), an outfit from Lyons who combined Algerian raï with funk and punk rock. "They looked interested," remembers Taha, "but when they didn't get in touch, I thought nothing of it. Then, a few months later, I heard Rock the Casbah." He cackles mischievously. "Maybe they did hear it after all." The incident has since gone down in French rock legend.

 
Thanks for the anecdote, Poose - that's interesting. I quite like the sound of this band, and love the idea of Algerian funk-punk :). This is very RP. 7 from the exotically-minded Nottingham jury.
PSD right to George Harrison - Give Me  Love...how refreshing.  1
mixed with this one, sometimes I like it but like right now Jah bless PSD....
good first listen
It was September 1981, and Taha bumped into all four members of the Clash just before they were due to play at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Taha gave them a copy of a demo tape by his band, Carte de Séjour (Residence Permit), an outfit from Lyons who combined Algerian raï with funk and punk rock. "They looked interested," remembers Taha, "but when they didn't get in touch, I thought nothing of it. Then, a few months later, I heard Rock the Casbah." He cackles mischievously. "Maybe they did hear it after all." The incident has since gone down in French rock legend.
This song caught my attention, even though I'm working.  I like it, a lot.
And that is because ......?
Dites-moi votre raison, clochard !

aspicer wrote:
What I love about RP is being exposed to new music, just not THIS!

 


What I love about RP is being exposed to new music, just not THIS! "1"
I like it