10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2002
I've listened to several recordings of Tuvan music and this is the one which I feel comes closest to nomadic origins of the form. An almost painful melancholoy and sense of unending distance pervade many of the tracks on this disc. Tuvas more recent history is not, however, ignored; a Tuvan version of the communist 'internationale' is also included.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2001
With only 12 songs lasting 47minutes and 36 seconds this CD is perhaps a little on the light side in terms of time for the cost. Two or three extra songs would not have gone amiss.
This is my first excursion into the TUVAN Throat Singing area and I must say it has been an enjoyable one. The music here is drawn from the "old and forgotten' songs of the region, the roots of the sound that is Tuva.
My favourite tracks are;
Sygyt which comes first on the CD and combines strings and vocals in an interesting and delightful way. The voice travels through a range of sounds as it tells one of the Tuvan folk tales.
Track 3 Oske Cherde has a lighter feel to the composition. Two strings instruments accompany the vocal which ranges further tan in track1, Bells and a drum are also used to evoke a good rythem.
Track 5 Kombu has the throat sounds that will mistify you as to how it is made.
In Kargyraa track 11 we are treated to one of the two vocal-only tracks on the CD. It a lament from a traveller for his homeland and the sounds produced seem to capture the sadness that all of us can feel thinking of home
It seems to me that this CD by Huun-Huur-Tu is a good introduction to the sound of the Tuvan area. There is a good variety of sounds and the 'singing' is interesting at a number of levels. Paul Hudson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2013
Exploring the incredible talent of those who 'throat sing', Huun Huur Tu are the iconic best. This recording, though not their newest, has some of the strongest and unique sounding throat music you'll find anywhere. Recognising that throat singing is not everyone's cuppa tea, this recording is the kind you can put on and enjoy either as background music to a party, or to sit and study their style and appreciate their talent. Amazing group, amazing album!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2014
hard to describe this music. you just have to hear it i guess. best i can do is to say its 'throat singing'. may not be everyone's cup of tea, but i love it!