Tuvan throat singing by a founding member of Huun-Huur-Tu (Albert Kuvezin) meets western guitars and Russian avant-garde. Probably not for the faint-at-heart (or purists) but works great for me!
Real world fusion.
Favorite track: Oh, frost!.
Rocking nomad once again hit the road with the best hard growling songs from the heart of Asia.
"The Ways of Nomad" - is the first official best of compilation by famous Tuvan folk-rock band Yat-Kha. The band was founded in early 90-s by talented singer and guitarist Albert Kuvezin conjointly with Russian avant-garde, electronic composer Ivan Sokolovsky. It soon became one of the few Russian world music groups, which can gain recognition in wide western audience. Yat-Kha managed to create a unique mix from mystical sounds of traditional throat-singing style kargiraa khoomei with innovative modern electronics and hi-energy groove of guitar punk-rock.
The album consists of some best and remarkable songs, which shows the true milestones in bands artistic biography. From early experiments with ethno-electronic sounding and continuous attempts to find their own musical style, to hard-biting folk-rock anthems of our days, created in collaboration with some famous western artists. In addition to the musical material from Yat-Kha studio albums, "The Ways of Nomad" includes some bonus concert tracks, previously officially unreleased.
released October 11, 2010
* Bass Guitar – Alexey Saaya* (tracks: 5 to 7, 8), Mikhail "Mahmoud" Skripalschikov* (tracks: 9 to 14)
* Drums – Evgeny Tkachev*
* Engineer – Alexey Saaya*, Ian Shaw (tracks: 7, 8), Jerry Melchers* (tracks: 9 to 14), Kari Hakkala*, Lu Edmonds (tracks: 4), Martijn Fernig (tracks: 2, 4)
* Guitar – Albert Kuvezin
* Igil, Performer [Xoomei] – Aldyn-ool Sevek (tracks: 7), Radik Tyulyush* (tracks: 9 to 14)
* Mastered By – Alexey Denisov*
* Morinhoor – Alexey Saaya*, Kan-ool Mongush (tracks: 2, 4)
* Percussion – Alexey Saaya* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7), Evgeny Tkachev*
* Performer [Yatha] – Albert Kuvezin (tracks: 2 to 4), Saylyk Ommun* (tracks: 9)
* Producer – Albert Kuvezin, Lu Edmonds (tracks: 1 to 8), Paul Corkett (tracks: 9 to 12)
* Tambourine [Dungur] – Lu Edmonds (tracks: 1, 3), Evgeny Tkachev*
* Vocals – Albert Kuvezin, Aldyn-ool Sevek, Alexey Saaya* (tracks: 7, 8), Kan-ool Mongush, Radik Tyulyush*, Saylyk Ommun* (tracks: 13, 14), Evgeny Tkachev* (tracks: 7)
supported by 6 fans who also own “Yat-Kha - The Ways of Nomad. The Best Of... (SKMR-084)”
Bewitching cello "looper" mixed like Ed Alleyne-Johnson did in early nineties but not on New Age way. Here it is as closer to J.S. Bach and his Cello Suite than Ed Alleyne. But the method is similar.
A very relaxing performance brings ears to nirvana by sounding rich harmonics from her instrument.
Siting quiet on a sofa savoring these sumptuous melodies taking my mind out of daily customs. This is what I feel while I'm listening to this album. Emmanuel Codden