Phlegmmie recently posted a video from Peruvian wonder Yma Sumac, who did with her voice what her contemporary Raymond Scott needed a basement full of electronics to accomplish -- I have to wonder what might've happened had those two ever been divorced and in NYC at the same time! Some of her music is love it or hate it material, like the tour-de-force Chuncho, which spans her immense vocal range and includes eerie Tibetan-style throat-singing* while others are hip, accessible lounge tunes. For an example of the latter, try Bo Mambo.
Now I've gotta go check out some group called "Combustible Edison" somebody else recommended.... (Back. I'm sold! Thanks, Joe.)
* I can, on rare occasions, manage that myself, which scares the ever-lovin' outta my cats.
2 weeks ago