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Egschiglen / Zazal
Album:Zazal Collection:World
Artist:Egschiglen Added:07/2002
Label:Dunya 

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2002-07-24 
EGSCHIGLEN – Zazal

Dunya, 2002

MONGOLIA – This is fantastic!! Simply incredible vocal acrobatics and weeping strings drive these folksongs and improvisations from Mongolia. It’s the khöömii throat-singing vocals that will catch your attention: a cartoonish sort of nasal monotone growl. But these are also listenable, memorable songs of a sort we rarely hear. Highly recommended! Play it all!

RECOMMENDED TRACKS: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13

01. 3:31 –“a calming song for yaks”: soaring vocal and monotone growl, driving strings
02. 2:57 – cautionary tale about alcohol: happy bouncy melody, three vocalists
03. 4:40 – atmospheric and tense; the khöömii vocal sounds more like a nose flute
04. 5:06 – vocals replace flute. Strangely beautiful mountain song: first slow, then exciting
05. 4:59 – Mongolian hip-hop! Seriously! Japanese melody under a funky poetry reading
06. 4:14 – contemporary music: heavy-duty drone, then a sad piece with “whistling” vocal
07. 5:23 – in the urtyn duu (“long song”) style: sad solo for a cello-like instrument; echo
08. 7:29 – freaky showcase for the throat-singer; incredible control in multiple techniques
09. 3:28 – modern, rather cinematic instrumental; picks up a western beat, très cool.
10. 11:09 – wide-ranging modern piece arranged for traditional instruments; dramatic & long
11. 2:53 – folk song: first half sounds like an American western, then nice male bonding
12. 1:43 – upbeat love song, female vocal. very pleasant.
13. 4:38 – desert caravan music: rhythmic strings; spacious (lonely) middle section

[Fo] - 7/24/02

Track Listing
1.Hartai Sarlag 7.Herlengiin Barya
2.Uils Dundaa Sain 8.Haramgui
3.Yamaanii Boodog 9.Setgeliin Egshig
4.Han Huhiin Uuland 10.Moriin Khuur Konzert
5.Talin Salhi 11.Elstiin Ganga
6.Manduhai 12.Yan Tai Wan Googoo
 13.Builgan Shar