Mongolian Metal?!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Bertotti, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    The symbol certainly has an interesting history and seems to have appeared all over the world including the (estimated) 4,000 year old 'swastika stone' in Britain and we also have the similar curved three-armed triskele.

    I rather suspect that, like pyramids, it is just a geometric shape that our ancestors found attractive.
     
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  2. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Jeez what have you done to me @Bertotti I have just spent a while searching the internet trying to find some Mongolian metal. I recall someone I know mentioning a Mongolian band some years ago (He was working out in Ulan Bator) but all I have found is some pretty soft generic rock and a band that I would very much like to 'unsee' called 'dschinghis khan' I dare you to look them up!
     
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  3. BrianW

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    The music and production on those two songs were quite interesting... mixing Harley's with traditional throat singing and I presume instruments. Not familiar enough with Mongolian instruments..

    I heard live Inuit throat singing when I lived and worked in the Arctic - and recently my daughter pointed me at Tanya Tagaq. Traditional mixed with just about anything and everything. I like to see the boundaries broken down at times!
     
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    The swastika symbol is everywhere in Bhutan along with phallic symbols on the houses.
     
  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I found that Harleys interesting, but perhaps not that surprising, upon reflection. Mongolia is a place with a long tradition of horsemanship and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that Harleys would catch on there. I noticed a similarity to Inuit music I’ve heard. Almost certainly common roots.
     
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  6. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    This stuff is mad!!!
    Love it! Thanks for posting.
    I’ll be seeing them live at The Download festival here in the UK in June...
     
  7. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

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    Yessir, I can see the parallel between horses and hawgs; the juxtaposition of cultures is what makes it interesting. For me at least.
    After watching I vid of Tanya Tagaq (with a violinist) from a live concert I spent some time looking into throat singing. There are quite a few places around the world that have a version of it that goes back into antiquity. I suspect something to do with the "spirit world" and making contact could be behind much of it. It still seems to be based on long standing cultural and/or spiritual ideals.
     
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

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    If you find some good ones let me know!
     
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  9. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Gretschie

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    Hanggai is a Sino/Mongolian rock band that’s been around for awhile, that I enjoy. They dabble in folk, ballads, and poppy stuff, too.







    The Hu have yet to release an album.
     
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