Mongolia isn’t a place one thinks of when collectors talk about psychedelic music, but that’s exactly what Soyol Erdene, Mongolia’s cultural jewel (that’s what the name translates into) provide. They mix a light psychedelic sound with elements of Merseybeat and folk rock. A strange, but very satisfying, blend of genres.
From FACT Magazine, it seems Dund Gol Record Shop is bringing vinyl back to Ulaanbaatar. This would make one hell of a pilgrimage to head over to Mongolia in order to pick up local wares and talk shop with fellow record jockeys.
Sharapat are a band out of Mongolia. Ethnic music meets post-punk. Very cool!
I take a tremendous amount of pride bringing interesting (dare I say, tasteful?) things to my friends and subscribers. This is one of the most unique offerings I’ve been fortunate enough to come across in quite a while. Mongolia offers many great styles of ethnic music, but I never thought I’d see Khöömei (throat-singing) paired with rap. I’m not much of a fan of modern hip-hop at all, but this really has me fascinated.
Points for anyone who can find the name of the band and the actual name of the song. I’d love to hear more from these guys.
UPDATE: The band is called Zagasan Shireet Tamga. The song, apparently is ‘Eki Attar’ (Good Horses).