Frikkin Awesome. The voice, the main guy with the gravel in his throat, wow. Reminds me of old blues singer Tom Waits who also used that growl in his
stuff. And the music itself, strong beat reminding me of Steppinwolf and ZZ Top.
I never heard these guys before but that was a gas. I love this ''tribal'' kind of music. The constant drone running throughout with that heart
pounding beat. Trance stuff that. Stuff to get lost in.
Thanks, got it though. I first found throat singing back when. There was this jazz singer, Leon Thomas I think, used to sing with Pharoh Sanders and
he did some of this.
Here is another style of throat singing from Scandinavia. This guy bases much of his music on the tonal scale of the Alpine Alphorn. To the throat
singing he adds Scandinavian yodeling. When he does the throat singing, he moves his hands around the front of his mouth to modulate the tones
emitted. Kind of like when a blues harmonica player cups the harp with his hands for modulation. Quite fascinating.
Once we get past the culture of POP that is foist upon us there is a plethora of far out experimental musics going on. All the artists that will NEVER
make big money at it. Seems to me that once an artist becomes famous enough to sell out large audiences, the demand to do what they have already done
over and over is so great that most pop artists just quit creating new things.
The cross cultural experimenting that is all around us now never makes it to the play lists and people never get to see or hear the incredible stuff
that is around.
Most people are turned off by this stuff and certainly I cannot handle it as a steady diet. But every couple of years or so I like to pull it out to
remind myself what a truly diverse and creative world we live in.
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