Deep Throat COVERS

Deep Throat COVERS
This disc is a total gimmick. How else to describe Re-covers (World Village), an album of songs by Joy Division, Hank Williams, Motörhead, Kraftwerk and more reinterpreted in Mongolian throat singing style, with acoustic arrangements bearing no likeness to the originals? While Yat Kha’s main man Albert Kuvezin convalesced after a serious car accident, he found solace in his old rock and blues discs. For his next album, he ditched the originals and plunged headlong into covers of his favourite tunes. Kuvezin’s double bass voice easily out-menaces Lemmy or Captain Beefheart; his throat singing, in which the throat and mouth shape high harmonics from a bass fundamental, is well deployed, adding a different dissonance to these mostly aggressive songs. This will be contrived bullshit for some, but the best tracks stop anyone in their tracks while they try to form some kind of judgment.