Stereogum … Now With More Throat Singing

My coworker sent me this link to a new covers CD by “Tuvan throat singing punk band” Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha. Russian throat singing (called xöömej) is hard to explain. According to some website I just lost the link to: “The mouth cavity is shaped to select overtones of the fundamental produced by the vocal folds, resulting in the simultaneous singing of multiple pitches.” Anyway, you might’ve heard of it ’cause Björk experimented with xöömej on her last album.

Hear the Tuvan throat singers tackle Joy Division.
Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (MP3)

And you thought Paul Anka’s CD was weird.