TONGUE " by YURT (Cassette Tape + Mp3) – ECHOMANCY
Tongue" is comprised of 12 improvised (channeled) Jew's
harp compositions. The first 11 tracks are solo improvisations,
the 12th track is a layered composition with 4 different harps
and a drum. The Jew's harp is known by many names throughout the
world, in English alone it is called Jew's harp, jaw harp, juice
harp, mouth harp & trump. Hundreds of cultures around the
globe have independently discovered this mystical instrument...
"Native Tongue" utilizes 11 different harps from
10 different regions/cultures, the personal collection of Yurt
(aka Fletcher Tucker, also of Bird By Snow).
in order of appearance: Hmong, Thai harp (image)
– Reeded Mouth Bow, American (image)
– Tuned Jew's harp, American (image)
– Temir Komuz, Kyrgiz harp (image)
– 3 tongued Dan Moi, Vietnamese harp (image)
– Kou Xiang, Chinese harp (image)
– Clackamore, American (image)
– Murchunga, Tibetan harp (image)
– Maultrommel, Bavarian harp (image)
– 2 tongued Dan Moi, Vietnamese harp (image)
– bamboo Kubing, Filipino harp (image)
harps are exceptionally unique instruments because the mouth and
throat serve as the resonance chamber for the metal or wood reed.
The sound enters the body of the performer, the internal universe,
before being "released" into the external world. Given
this simple fact it seems unsurprising that Jew's harps (in their
various forms) feature largely into much indigenous sacred music
and ritual, from Mongolia to Peru. Additionally the sounds of
these instruments are appropriately other worldly and magical.
is the Runic symbol for "harvest", these songs were
harvested from a near by dimension.
means divination through music. The music within the series is
varied, but each song/album can be followed back into the single
source reality. Old magic spills out of the tapes and onto the
occult packaging – cardboard boxes, copper-foil embossed
with esoteric symbols. 100% recycled card-board (30% post-consumer),
no glue. Comes with cassette tape, bookband, digital cover art
& liner-notes, and mp3 download.
your old car stereo is a vehicle for rapid transformation.