The popularity of Tuvan overtone-singing has been growing for nearly two decades. You’ve probably heard it in movies and adverts. I’ve always liked it. I’ve seen Huun Huur Tuu in concert and, I have a compilation of traditional and recent stuff but, I wonder if things are going too far. It seems like Yat-kha is just doing covers of Western music with overtones thrown in. I don’t object to experimentation. Yenisei-punk was fiendishly boss and the combination of blues and Tuvan-overtones was so staggeringly appropriate that key laws of physics would fail if it didn’t happen. But doing Joy Division covers is not really that compelling to me.

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