Move over, Celts and Vikings—Mongol-horde metal is here. Traditional Mongolian and Tuvan music make natural raw materials for folk-metal fusion, with their regal, windswept tonal palette, their challenging, eerie-sounding vocal styles, and their epic, equestrian-warrior-themed lyrics. So while I’m not the least bit shocked that the Hu (“hu” is a Mongolian root word for a […]
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John Becker of Vaskula on the best gothic rock being recorded today
Current musical obsessions of Vaskula’s John Becker, Plague Bringer’s Greg Ratajczak, and the Reader’s Philip Montoro
Tengger Cavalry fuse Mongolian folk and death metal on the new Blood Sacrifice Shaman
Nature Ganganbaigal translates his Mongolian culture into the international language of metal with a combination of throat singing, horsehead fiddle, and galloping riffs.
Listen to the ear-clearing work of Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq
A visceral song from her recent album Animism
Arrington de Dionyso’s Dionysian Chaos
Arrington de Dionyso I can’t say I’ve ever actually enjoyed the music of Arrington de Dionyso, the man behind weirdo garage-roots band Old Time Relijun. But I’ll confess to a grudging admiration for his devotion to his work and his commitment to exploration, particularly in his most recent output.
A new album by Candian singer Tagaq takes an Inuit vocal tradition in wild new directions.