Nadishana / Youl' / Kholazhyk.
Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot
One of the most pleasant discoveries of
One of the most pleasant discoveries
of 2006, thanks to social networking site Myspace, is Berlin-based Russian
multi-instrumentalist Vladiswar Nadishana. He has released several self-produced
CDs on his own label. On Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot Vladiswar Nadishana
collaborates with Tuvan throat singer Ayas Kholazhyk and multi-instrumentalist
Youl'. The result is clearly spectacular. The trio manages to put together
some of the finest throat singing combined with global sounds. While some
throat singing recordings out there are too folksy or gimmicky, this trio
of skilled musicians has recorded an excellent album. Ayas Kholazhyk is
one of the finest throat singers I've heard and his vocal skills are outstanding.
He can easily switch from the guttural sounds normally associated with
throat singing to beautiful high pitched sounds. All this backed by a
vast array of acoustic instruments and samplers that achieve an organic
Fascinating piece of world music
Sibirian musician Vladiswar Nadishana released 2005 with his "Russian-Tuvinian
Karma Knot" a fascinating piece of world music. On this album also
appear Ayas Kholazhyk whose strong throat singing creates an almost
hypnotic and meditative mood. Also on the CD appears Youl' with trumpet,
horns and other percussion instruments. Vladiswar himself marks himself
as a virtuose on many instruments. Fans of Yat-Kha and similar acts
will be pleased. A very exciting album.
What a treat! Excellent album!
Top notch production and stellar musicianship. I Love the percussion.
This release is a must have for anyone who loves the Tuvan thang.
Another CD with a certain underlying
Gerald Van Waes
Knot is a trio with Tuvan throat singer Ayas Kholazhyk, wind player and
keyboard player Youl', and Vladiswar Nadishana who plays all other instruments.
The songs sound mostly like self-penned personal songs (from a singer-songwriter
tradition, but expressed like and by a throat singer) into a acoustic
fusion arrangement. The fundament that was built up in Vladiswar's solo
earlier work now is very useful as a tool for arranging. "Terlih
Haya" I found the most interesting and compelling fusion with jazz,
and with sitar (used as a guitar) mixed with acoustic guitar and percussion.
"Undersnow girl" is completely different : a funny track with
fitting mainstream popdance rhythms, and a jazz trumpet, sounding like
an old village folk traditional. "Vostok Dwa", after that, the
concluding CD track, continues with this jazz trumpet, in a beautiful
instrumental improvisation. Another CD with a certain underlying musical