Huun-Huur-Tu ("sunbeams") are an ensemble from Tuva (or the Tyva Republic) in Russia on the border with Mongolia.
They largely perform traditional Tuvan music using traditional instruments and the vocal technique of throat singing whereby a single vocalist simultaneously sings two or more notes (a drone plus overtones).
Limited edition 180g vinyl release
JARO Medien 4338-1
"60 Horses in my Herd" is an exclusive limited edition 180 gram vinyl, only released by JARO Medien
They are profoundly mysterious: the traditional, ritual laryngeal chants of the Central Asian land of Tuva. For with their unique song technique, the singers from the steppe develop an enthralling sound cosmos rich in undertones and overtones. Something that is no longer a mystery, however, is the world-wide success of the Tuvan quartet HUUN-HUUR-TU, now an established name in international world music, thanks to their modern presentation of traditional laryngeal singing.
The ensemble receives now a bigger acceptance with a new young audience which brings a lot of demands for vinyl. This is the reason there first album: "60 horses in my here" is released now as audiophile 180 gram record. The new interest in the group comes from a youtube video which was seen by around 5 million viewers all around the world.
Huun-Huur-Tu is touring permanently around the world.
This album is there very first release ever and contains some of classic Huun-Huur-Tu tracks. It will soon get a collecters item as only 1000 copies will be produced.
Sygyt (Lament of the Igil)
Mezhegei (Foreign Land)
Öske Cherde (Foreign Land)
Eshten Charlyyry Berge (It’s Hard to be Parted from a Friend)
Fantasy on the Igil
Kargyraa (Khovalyg solo)
Ching Söörtukchulerining Yryzy (Song of the Caravan Drivers)
Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, vocals (khöömei, sygyt, kargyraa), igyl
Albert Kuvezin, lead vocals, guitar
Sayan Bapa, vocals (kargyraa, khöömei), toschpulur, guitar, igyl
Alexander Bapa, chanzy, bells, conch (shell)
"… an amazing work of harmonical unity and beauty." (Jazz Thing)
"The longer you listen to the vocal caprioles, the more fascinating becomes this acrobatic onomatopoeia." (natur)
"Infatuating and enchanting, abysmal and magical the throat singing sometimes comprises four octaves – the love songs of the larynx acrobats from Tuva have the accustical depth of a cathedral." (BNN)
"It is perceivable why famous artists like Frank Zappa and the Kronos-Quartett have already worked with the throat singing artis from the heart of Asia." (BNN)
"… a musical miarcle!" (New York Times)
"Singer Khovalyg is the Pavarotti of throat singing." (Newsweek)
"They convince by a wonderful combination of meditative sounds and extatic rhythms." (Tiroler Tageszeitung)
"Master Kaigal-ool Khovalyg elicited his miraculous voice three notes at a time; arranger and rhythmic head Sayan Bapa and fluently and souvereignly handled his long-necked string-instrument Toschpulur, and Anatoly Kuular played an unbelievable solo on his mouth-organ (Khomus)." (Neues Volksblatt)
"When they roar up from their deepest larynxes, the overtones start dancing and soar to transparent, barely palpable melodies. … The throat singing tradition from Tuva develops an archaic fascination from which you can hardly withdraw." (Karlsruhe Kurier)
"Huur-Huun-Tu … gave us 'enlightening' impression of an alien world." (AZ)