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More throat singing, but this time with a bit of a western twist.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 25th, 2008 at 10:21:35 PM EST
Great stuff, ceebs.  A good one for In Wales--a bit of rhythm then in comes the bass, a guitar is strummed and then--basso profondo!

Your clip reminded me very much of:

Yat-kha, Albert Kuvezin Tuvan throat singing punk band. New 2005 Album "Re-Covers" released June 13th

Albert started the band many moons ago, he is the guitarist and the singer.
KANZAT is his special style of kargiraa khoomei. When he was a little boy he was thrown out of the choir and told never ever to sing again. So he tried playing football instead. When he realised that there was such a thing as Deep Purple and Sonic Youth, he decided to get rid of the football and get a guitar and start singing again, although the ideology department of the Communist Party didn't like it very much.

Nobody else in TUVA can sing like Albert, perhaps it is because his style is closer to some singing by the Khakass, just north of Tuva. His father is Tuvan - Budachy (he who likes soup) KUVEZIN took Tuva to the quarter-finals as a coach as well as playing for the all-Russia team as the top volleyball player ever in Tuva. His mother's family came from the Tuvan/Khakass border high in the narrow gorges of the Sayani mountains where the river Ust-Usa meets the storming river Yenisei. But when he was 7 years old the Soviets built the greatest hydro-electric Dam in the world - Sayano-Shushinskoye - and the whole of this area was flooded forever.

Now there is a huge lake (but only in summer - not in winter and spring when you can still see the old drowned towns). His family moved to Shagonar (or Rio de Shagoneiro as they like to call it). This is where he grew up in the long hot summer months playing down by the waterside where there are many interesting plants.

Also from the lake you can see "Hairukn" - the great bear mountain which sticks up out of the steppe and which is sacred to all Tuvans. From here the Yenisei flows north to the cold wastes of the tundra and the Arctic Ocean...

I searched for a track by Yat Kha to compare and contrast and--Aiee!  It's the same band!  Heh!

I can't resist offering one more of theirs.

Ah--with a female singer, big heavy rock guitars--I think DoDo might like this one ;)

Yat-Kha ahoi

Ahoi ahoi!  (Great speed up at the end)



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed Mar 26th, 2008 at 05:47:21 AM EST
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I have that sitting on my shelf. First encounter with them was at the Dollgellau festival. it was one of those days when we were about to head for the tent just as they came on, knackered at an end of day of festivalling. and the evening turned into one of those nights of bouncy fun.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Mar 26th, 2008 at 11:42:56 AM EST
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Yes, I liked that song! But most of the rest of the selection, too. Especially the Bulgarian coral at the end of the diary (from an album Helen mentioned when I posted the Japanese adaptation of another).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 26th, 2008 at 03:13:51 PM EST
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