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Batagov: Tayatha / Lhamo, Batagov

Lhamo / Batagov / Batagov
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Cantaloupe   Catalog #: 21090  
Composer:  Anton Batagov
Performer:  Yungchen LhamoAnton Batagov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

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Tayatha by Anton Batagov
Performer:  Yungchen Lhamo (Voice), Anton Batagov (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Good Times Will Come
Medicine Buddha
Flying Dakini
Ungrateful Child
Your Kindness
White Palace
My Mother's Words

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Tibetan voice and Russian piano September 24, 2013 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo, who lives "in exile" in New York, has worked in the past on collaborative projects with musicians such as Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel and Sheryl Crow. This disc pairs her with Russian pianist and post-minimalist composer Anton Batagov. I love the texture of Lhamo's voice, and Batagov's piano contributes its own interesting character, providing more than just background for Tibetan songs and chants. It may be difficult to categorize, but it's well worth a listen. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
 Quietly thoughtful August 6, 2013 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "New Age music wasn't always a pejorative term (at least with some people). Originally, it described music that was incorporated non-Western traditions in a form that was calming, restful, and conducive to meditation (but seems these days to simply denote pleasant background Muzak). <br /> <br /> Although Tayatha is listed as a classical album, to my ears Russian artist Anton Batagov's piano coupled with Yungchen Lhamo's Tibetian singing style sounds New Age -- in the best sense of the term. <br /> <br /> In each of these seven works, one can hear the blending of Russian and Tibetan musical elements, creating something that sounds brand new, yet timeless. Although the music flows, it does so without soft-rock riffs or world beat rhythms. Rather, it moves smoothly past in patterns that seem static, yet constantly change. <br /> <br /> What Lhamo and Batagov have created with their collaboration is sound that invites you to slow down, to breathe deeply, and perhaps to sit silently for a moment or two. Tayatha is the type of album that defies genre labeling. Classical? New Age? Let's just say quietly thoughtful." Report Abuse
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