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mongolian throat singing

I'm sitting here having a work day (my Vern & Lettuce deadline is pressing!) and listening to a CD from Songlines magazine. I've been using it as background music, but this one song, Hunnu, by a group called Egschiglen on their Gereg album made me stop working and start grinning like a lunatic when the guy started singing. It sounds really cool, I couldn't find that exact song (darn, 'cause it's brilliant), but here's another one I found on a quick YouTube search.

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squirmy
Oct. 4th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh that's fantastic. Thank you for posting that. Really quite an addictive sound.
jabberworks
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I wish I could find that other track, it's fab!
captainseby
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
bahahahahahah that is too cool XD
jabberworks
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
I agree! :-D
dlasky
Oct. 5th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Strong to the Finnich
I have to wonder if Segar and the Fliescher Bros had heard throat-singing when they came up with the voice for Popeye...

There was a Tuvan throat singer scheduled to perform in Seattle about 10 years ago -- either at the Folk Festival or Bumbershoot. Seattlites were very excited but then it turned out to be kind of a chilly day, and the singer declined to perform at the outdoor venue because it would be bad for his voice (if I'm remembering correctly -- I heard it second hand).
jabberworks
Oct. 5th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Strong to the Finnich
Aw, too bad it didn't happen. I was just listening to a recording of Bobby McFerrin, and I think he's trained himself to do the same thing; it even lets him sing two different notes at once.

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