A great record” - Gilles Peterson

BBC Radio 6 Music

TootArd : la disco arabe des 80's fantasmée depuis le plateau du Golan”

Radio NOVA

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BBC Radio 3

This second offering from TootArd […] is as refreshing as it is stirringly authentic ...Theirs is intelligent, culturally affirming songwriting that’s free from commercial imperatives, with Levantine canon modalities explored and lovingly modulated with contemporary shifting tempos and unexpected instrumental tonalities. ★★★★”

Morning Star

Wir schultern den kultigen Synthesizer PSR-62 Oriental und wirbeln auf einer Gefühlsachterbahn direkt in eine Disco in Beirut, Kairo oder sonst wo im Nahen Osten. Das neue Album «Migrant Birds» ist eine Retro-Offenbarung. ”


Der Sound, zu dem man in den frühen 80ern in Kairo, Damaskus oder Beirut getanzt hat, ist auch heute noch partytauglich.”


An album inspired by pop and quarter-tone melodic lines, triggering a disco whirlwind that pays homage to the Middle Eastern dancefloor scenes of the 80s.”


TootArd, les oiseaux musiciens du Golan ”

Le Monde

A love letter to the PSR-62 Oriental, the synthesiser whose quarter tones and popping drum sounds fuelled 1980s dance floors from Beirut to the Gulf.” ★★★★”


It’s continuing the innovation of contemporary dance and disco music with strong and powerful nostalgic roots. 9/10”