Saturday, 5 July 2008



MOVEMENTS OF MIND (Five Overtone Movements)

Original Issue: 1987 Jecklin Musikhaus (Jecklin-Disco 615-2)

Margot-meter: 4,5 moons / 5

Über-rare overtone singing masterpiece by Nigel Charles Halfhide who is considered among the best western performers (together with Michael Vetter and David Hykes) in the khoomei tradition.

On this record voice is accompanied alternately by a tambura and an indian harmonium. Both instruments are ideally suited to the accompaniment of overtone singing, since the overtones are constantly present in their sound, supporting the voice .

1 Part I (Voice And Tambura)
2 Part II (Voice And Harmonium)
3 Part III (Voice And Tambura)
4 Part IV (Voice And Harmonium)
5 Part V (Voice And Tambura)

from Wikipedia:

Overtone singing, also known as throat singing, overtone chanting, or harmonic singing, is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the harmonic resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out the lips to produce a melody.

Throat singing is both a generic and a specific term. Generally, the term is applied to any singing style which entails the application of a harsh voice or some other constriction, although it is sometimes incorrectly applied to unconstricted overtone singing. Specifically, the term refers to a type of Central Asian overtone singing.


Anonymous said...

Margot, you are a Goddess!!!

I was looking for it from ages

Best music blog of the web, no question!


Roger Camden said...

Overtone singing?

This is relevant to my interests.

Anonymous said...

A nice & rare one indeed !


african said...

thanx - its really interesting

Anonymous said...

merci , Lady Margot !

which country does he hail from ?


Margot said...

I think he is English

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fpunk said...

Beautiful and calming. A great antidote to a stressful day at the office. Let the meditation begin.

Goldenbenito said...

Good evening Margot.
While hunting some new David Hyke's jewels, i noticed and had a look at your nice blog.
Reading one of your posts, sharpened my apetite for listening to MOVEMENTS OF MIND (Five Overtone Movements)...
But I can't find any link...
Could you help me please to reach this rarity ??
Thanks for being here & enlighting me so.
Wish you joy & serenity.
From France. Ben.