Thursday, November 26, 2009

In A Gadda Da Vida

A note from Gary Barwin
Thought you might these two amazing Tuvan appropriations of Western kitch-hits. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Tuvan band Yat Kha and (see below)  "In a Gadda da Vida," replete with the haunting overtone singing typical of Tuvan throat singing.
Amazing how they have a totally different conception of vocalization. To my Western ears, this sounds like a manically depressed Russian early in the morning, after too much vodka and too little coffee, though I understand how it emerges from an adaption of traditional Tuvan throat singing.
Thanks Gary. 
Everyone is interpreting everything and it is enlarging not shrinking.

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