Magazine article New Internationalist

Tuva.rock by Yat-Kha

Magazine article New Internationalist

Tuva.rock by Yat-Kha

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(YAT 003)

Coming from a land where electricity generators routinely pack up before midnight, it's mystifying how Tuva's Yat-Kha - the word means both `poor relative' and a Tuvan violin - manage to find the energy to rock out. But, led by guitar hero Albert Kuvezin, the quartet have produced an album that fairly gallops across the Steppes.

Combining racing guitar solos with sub-bass overtone vocals, tuva.rock is an album that embraces both past and present. Kuvezin - previously a founder of Hunn-Tuur-Tu, the Tuvan folk band who, alongside singer Sainkho Namchylak, put this former Soviet Asian state on the world's musical map, has found an easy balance between kanzat throat-singing and heavily amplified guitar and drums.

For all its party-time thrash metal tendencies, tuva. …

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