Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun - There Are Many Tears Here Gained
Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun is a famous throat singer from Tuva (a southern Russian republic) who sings in the kargyraa style, a deep undertone technique. In the late 1960’s, he was seen as a threat by the occupying Russian forces as a kind of Charles Manson character for singing protest songs. Falsely convicted on trumped up charges of murder and the corruption of minors, he spent 33 years in the work camps where this album was recorded. Throat singing is by its very nature a sonic reflection or prayer in praise of the natural world and it’s by virtue of his undying faith that Ouin retained his sanity during those dark years. These are moving, unconventional, self-styled throat psalms with wheezing accordian accompaniment. Still actively performing today, Ouin describes throat singing as the sound of the spirit.
I was lucky enough to snag an advance copy of this record a while back and its been in heavy rotation ever since. Its perfect for blasting through your stereo and getting lost in the shamanistic sea of effects and percussive freakouts.
Rare Forms is out January 25th / preorder at Lefse