Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha – Poets And Lighthouses

Image: 1559790 In 2009, Yat-Kha's Albert Kuvezin embarked on a journey. It was to take him from Kyzyl in Tuva to the remote Scottish island of Jura, an island of 200 people best known perhaps for its whisky and as the home of George Orwell when he wrote 1984.

Encamped in makeshift recording studio, installed in an old stone one room school perched above a lonely bay and a stretch of sea that is aptly called The Sound Of Jura, it’s the workplace of producer and multi instrumentalist Giles Perring, and together the pair spent a month working on the 12 tracks that have become the new, and purely acoustic album 'Poets And Lighthouses'.

To accompany Albert on this solo project, a new band was assembled. Alongside Perring's percussion & vocals, it comprises of bassist Simon Edwards [Fairground Attraction, Talk Talk, Beth Gibbons, Billy Bragg], String & fret maverick Lu Edmonds [The Mekons, PiL, The Damned], Clarinetist Sarah Homer [Sarum Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Co.] and vocalist Melanie Pappenheim [whose recorded work is featured in MAJOR film and TV scores such as 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'Gangs Of New York' and 'Doctor Who']. The album includes songs in Tuvan and Russian and a number of English translations of Japanese poetry by Amano, Kamimura and Yamamoto, in whose work Albert immersed himself during his time on Jura. The band is blistering, sensual, atmospheric and funky, while Albert mutters, soars, intones and enchants like the true shamanic soul that he is.

• Brand new solo Album from Albert Kuvezin, vocalist of the legendary Yat-Kha
• Their music is a mixture of Tuvan traditional music and rock, featuring Kuvezin's distinctive kargyraa throat singing style
• The album includes songs in Tuvan & Russian and a number of English translations of Japanese poetry by Amano, Kamimura & Yamamoto
• The band is blistering, sensual, atmospheric and funky, while Albert mutters, soars, intones and enchants like the true shamanic soul that he is. Erhältlich ab 05.11.2010

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