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Monday, January 18, 2010

Toby Twining - Shaman (1994)

I bought this CD about 10 years ago and it went out of print soon thereafter. It received mixed reviews when released, but I found it a very intriguing recording. It is acapella, with some clapping and other non-vocal sounds. About every standard and non-standard vocal technique used in 20th Century music is used, including what sounds like Tuvan throat singing. Although probably considered avant-garde by many, the works on this recording are actually very approachable, in my opinion. You need to listen to it and see what I mean. It is truly an adventure in listening. It leaves you wondering how some of the sounds were produced.

Track List:
  1. Hymn
  2. Richi Richi Rubel
  3. Munu Munu
  4. Shaman
  5. Sanctus
  6. Between Stars
  7. Hee-Oo-Oom-Ha
  8. Hotel Destiné 
  9. Hell's Kitchen Hootenanny 
  10. Nume Exotic
  11. Agnus Dei
  12. Himalaya

 Credits: Lisa Bielawa (Soprano (Vocal)), Toby Twining (Countertenor (Vocal), Gregory Purnhagen (Bass (Vocal)), Jeffrey Johnson (Tenor (Vocal)), Peter Stewart (Bass), André Gauthier (Producer), Andreas Becker (Liner Notes), Harris Welles (Photography), Peter Stewart (Bass (Vocal)), J.J. Stelmach (Art Direction), Tim Page (Executive Producer), Robert Friedrich (Engineer), Anthony Salvatore (Engineer)

Download Link: Enjoy the Music!

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