Belahcene Yacine is the regular oud-player for Cheb Balowski and Nour. With Yacine & The Oriental Groove he explores the same musical horizons as Speed Caravan, but where Mehdi Haddab's music is metal and trance influenced, Yacine focusses on rock, punk and reggae (even though songs like 'Saskin' or 'En Va Emigro' are reminiscent of Speed Caravan's sound). 'Abdelkader' we still recognized as one of Khaled's biggest hits and 'Goumari' evokes memories of the heydays of Orchestre National de Barbès. The fact the songs on 'Parabòlic' are in great part sung in Catalan, gives the album a nice twist.