Together at last!
July 5, 2005 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Together at last! Joy Division and Mongolian throat singing.
posted by Damienmce (28 comments total)
Well I think the throat singing style is Mongolian although the band Yat-kha are from Tuva.
posted by Damienmce at 8:04 AM on July 5, 2005

(i thought it was going to be a mashup)

interesting, but not that good. : >
posted by amberglow at 8:10 AM on July 5, 2005

Sounds like a Russian muppet speaking the words to "Love Will Tear Us Apart" over the guitar part from an unrelated song.
posted by fleacircus at 8:11 AM on July 5, 2005

I might normally say that a single mp3 post was insufficient for an FPP, but in this case, I think this is excellent.
posted by OmieWise at 8:16 AM on July 5, 2005

iTunes doesn't have a "Mongolian Throat Singing" genre. Darn.
posted by howling fantods at 8:22 AM on July 5, 2005

I'm ashamed of the things I've been put though.

See also Jah Divison...
posted by mds35 at 8:27 AM on July 5, 2005 [1 favorite]

I can't wait until the person who conceived of this hangs himself, we we're long overdue for Mongolian Throat Singing to enter the dance club mainstream. Heaven knows, it's got to be this time!
posted by incomple at 8:29 AM on July 5, 2005

This is pretty death metal.
posted by kenko at 8:29 AM on July 5, 2005

What tha??? that that boy better keep his day job!
posted by Galileon at 8:30 AM on July 5, 2005

... but phlegm will bind us together again.
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:41 AM on July 5, 2005

Well I think the throat singing style is Mongolian although the band Yat-kha are from Tuva.

Saw Yat-kha live once. It was at an old punk club and some of that audience hung around for the show. Good times. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime music experience.
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 9:01 AM on July 5, 2005

posted by mosch at 9:03 AM on July 5, 2005

I was hoping for a mashup, too.

Something a little more like "Love Will Freak Us" (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the .mp3 link).
posted by googly at 9:04 AM on July 5, 2005

googly, I don't see what's so great about women peeing either.
posted by davy at 9:18 AM on July 5, 2005

Oh dear ... Joy Division and Iron Butterfly and Bob Marley?

I have spent a lot of time in a former Soviet occupied country, and this, unfortunately, is very common - bad covers of American/British songs. They haven't a clue, and what's worse, people are probably flocking to the music stores in droves to buy this.
posted by WaterSprite at 9:26 AM on July 5, 2005

Albert is a good guy and likes the internet. Yat Kha put on a good show.
That said, I am not sure he has added much value to LWTUA.

You might find throat and nose singing by searching for choomej, if that is what you seek.
posted by asok at 9:38 AM on July 5, 2005

Actually, it is Tuvan Throat singing. Tuva is a remote region squished between Mongolia and Siberia. The documentary, Ghengis Blues, about Paul Pena's visit to Tuva is a nice introduction to throat singing which is also found elsewhere.

Personally, I am amazed by the sounds musicians can create when they know how to do this. BTW, it is also called harmonic singing and overtone singing. Throat singing fascinates me and I love how deep Albert's voice is.
posted by onhazier at 9:43 AM on July 5, 2005

It's not that hard, actually, it just takes an good initial teaching session and then lots of practice. I always thought that because I'm a chick, I wouldn't have the resonance necessary to get a good harmonic noise going, but I was wrong. I practice throat singing in the car: there's something about the acoustics of the windshield that makes the overtones easier to hear.
posted by Specklet at 10:46 AM on July 5, 2005

Last seen via the Anti-Hit List, linked to yesterday. (Which isn't to say that this is a double-post, just that some of you might be interested in that neglected post!)
posted by Marquis at 11:19 AM on July 5, 2005

This is clearly the Dalai Lama doing an impression of Tom Waits with a sore throat.
posted by LondonYank at 11:57 AM on July 5, 2005

Sounds like Tom Waits needs to down a few Sucrets and Cepacol!
posted by Maishe at 12:11 PM on July 5, 2005

My guitar ate my hands!
posted by arse_hat at 12:28 PM on July 5, 2005

Best Siberian Rock track ever!!

That's fun!
For a brief moment at the beginning, the solo guitar makes you think he's going to open with:

"Here they come.... the boys on the bright white llama"
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:15 PM on July 5, 2005

The best Mongolian (actually Tuvan) throat singing? Huun Huur Tu. One of the best concerts of my lifeltime. I spun of Kaigal-Ool's side of the stage.
posted by moonbird at 9:02 PM on July 5, 2005

Tom Waits needs to down a few Sucrets and Cepacol!

Best. Summary. Evar.
posted by weston at 9:14 PM on July 5, 2005

I saw Yat-Kha live twice -- they were doing a tour where they performed a live soundtrack to the Soviet silent film Storm Over Asia. In Philly, they played at International House, where I was living, so I got into both shows free. Absolutely amazing - though I admit, I don't think much of their English rock/pop stylings.
posted by bokane at 10:35 PM on July 5, 2005

Albert and the guys are great, especially Shaopan and Zhenya. Our band played with theirs here in Taipei last year as well as a few weeks ago when they were here, and then we retired to the athletic field across the street, where we drank and jammed until sunrise. Shaopan retuned one of our banjos to a key more familiar to him, and it sounded great. Weird but great. We chatted in English for the most part, as I've forgotten most of my Russian. We're waiting for the chance when we can travel to Tuva and play with them there, actually.

Too bad the link to the sample is a cover, though; they sound much better singing in their native language.
posted by Poagao at 1:56 AM on July 6, 2005

« Older Stop the abuse   |   Ayodhya Again Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments