|Hanggai (China) Live.
Tuesday, September 09
Sometimes White Heat does some slightly strange things. Arguably booking a
traditional Mongolian folk band could be included in amongst those strange
things. Arguably though they're basically pretty amazing and snuggle beautifully
into our slightly leftfield music policy. Arguably. Pitchfork say: "Sometimes,
an album takes you so by surprise that it takes days to get your mind around
just how much you like it. Hanggai's debut was like that for me-- this record
floored me the first time I played it. Simply described, this album takes
traditional Mongolian folk music and instrumentation and projects them into
a loosely rock-based structure. This is not really a folk album, though it
sometimes has the feel of one. Producers Robin Haller and Matteo Scumaci,
Westerners both, allow the band to straddle the folk and pop worlds, creating
something new and exhilarating in the process." They gave it an Eight.
Check the rest of the review at the link below.