Much of what is known from Tuva, with worldwide recognition, comes from their traditional throat singing technique. Deeply studied by musicians and musicologists, this technique, existent in several cultures in the world, involves the production of multiple harmonics simultaneously by a single person (see the differences between throat singing styles here).
One of the tuvan throat singing most notable ensembles are Huun-Huur-Tu. 1994's The Orphan's Lament is a true master work of tuvan folkloric songs.
(1994) Huun-Huur-Tu - The Orphan's Lament / 320k
(1997) Huun-Huur-Tu - If I'd Been Born An Eagle / 320k
Albert Kuvezin, from Huun-Huur-Tu, founded Yat-Kha in the mid-nineties intending to introduce new influences to his homeland traditional style. Albeit firstly focused on the insertion of electronic elements (by avant-garde musician, and also founding member, Ivan Sokolovsky - who left the band shortly after), Yenisei-Punk is a great example of rock music moderately conciliated with tuvan folk, and of the path which would the group follow afterwards.
(1995) Yat-Kha - Yenisei-Punk / V0
(1999) Yat-Kha - Dalai Beldiri / V1
(2000) Yat-Kha - Aldyn Dashka / V0
(2006) Yat-Kha - Re-Covers / V2
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