- Audio CD (July 15, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
- ASIN: B001BTZN24
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
Orphan's Lament Import
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Top Customer Reviews
Tuvan throat-singing is really something to behold. Whereas Tibetan Buddhist-style throat-singing seems to stop and start while already in the overtone, Tuvan throat-singing usually starts in a normal voice (one note) and then in mid note or phrase the singers will shift into the overtones, and their actual overtones sound vastly different than those of the Tibetans as well. In short, this is some of the most beautifully ethereal-yet-rustic music ever recorded.
A couple (of the many) standout tracks are STEPPE and KHOMUZ MEDLEY.
Once, years ago, I had the opportunity to see them in concert. They are delightful to see in person and at work. Hopefully they shall tour again.
A must for lovers of world music, any music, or if you have never heard music... start here.
The track "Orphan's Lament" is absolutely incredible. Whenever I play the track I can't help but be completely transfixed by the gently moving instrumentation struggling to keep the mood grounded. The vocals high and lows move one so deeply it almost becomes painful not knowing what he is singing about.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If this CD doesn't move you, try it again. And again. Because it SHOULD. Huun Huur Tu makes beautiful and haunting music, and it's easy to appreciate their art.Published on May 30, 2014 by S. Poteet
Very enjoyable CD that contains the magic of Tuva. This albulm should be added to any collection of world music. Read morePublished on May 18, 2007 by JohnA37
It's out there from a the perspective of a Brittany Spears world. But I find it hypnotic and fun. If you have gotten far enough into this to read the reviews, you'll probably dig... Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by Todd Steed
I nominate Orphan's Lament for the national anthem of Macho-topia. The jew's harp solo was especially moving. And the throat singing transported me to another world. Read morePublished on June 3, 2000 by John Larrabee