Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Huun Huur Tu: Ancestors Call

Robin Denselow reviews Huun Huur Tu's Ancestors Call.
You wait for months for a new album of Tuvan throat singing, and then two come along at once. After Albert Kuvezin's entertaining experiments in mixing this extraordinary vocal technique with Japanese poetry and British musicianship, here's an exhilarating set from one of the finest bands working in this remote area of Asia, out on the Mongolian border. Huun Huur Tu are an all-singing four-piece who have learned the traditional skill of producing many notes at once, and are also multi-instrumentalists, mixing drums and percussion with flute, the igli fiddle or doshpuluur lute.
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