Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CD Review: Canadian Singer Tanya Tagaq Shows Her "Animism" On New Release

From Canada comes the new album from Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq entitled "Animism." It will be released in the U.S. on January 20th through Six Shooter Records and was produced by Jesse Zubot (who also produced Tagaq's "Anuraaqtuq" album). The album already won the Canadian 2014 Polaris Music Prize upon its release their back in May of last year. The new eleven song release starts out with the thumping tribal rhythm of "Caribou" as Tagaq's vocals grow more intense along with the music. She displays her native "throat" singing on "Uja" and "Umingmuk" as the album begins to take on a life of its own. The ambient feel of "Rabbit" and the native Inuk sounds of "Tulugak" and "Fight" gives a more cultural sound to the album. To find out more about Tanya Tagaq and her latest album "Animism," please visit tanyatagaq.com.

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