The Dawn of the Foremothers is Namgar’s new album recorded September 19-24, 2012, in Hanover,Germany with a team of international musicians. The goal of our recording sessions was to distill the beauty of ancient Siberian music of Namgar’s native Buryatia and frame it with the help of the contemporary instruments and cutting-edge sound technologies.
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With this album we aspired to bring the distant past into the present and to glance into the future. Our collective memories never die, even when they recede into the dusk of years, centuries, and millennia gone by. Our mothers, mothers of our mothers, mothers of our mothers’ mothers… our Foremothers – they are the keepers of memories. The Foremothers are always with us – in our bodies, in our feelings, in our thoughts. It is to them that this album is dedicated.
Namgar Lkhasaranova: Vocals, yataga, khomus
Eugene Zolotarev: Chanza, backing vocals, khomus
Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig: Morin-khoor, throat-singing
Tobias Reber: Live electronics, drum programming, synthesizer
Alex Anthony Faide: 6- and 12-string electric and acoustic guitars
Markus Reuter: Percussion, organ, synthesizer, treatments, additional programming
All tracks produced and arranged by Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions
Engineered, recorded and mixed by Benjamin Schäfer and Markus Reuter at Horus Sound Studios, Hanover, Germany, September 19 – 24, 2012.
Mastered by Lee Fletcher for Unsung Productions
Photography: Danil Golovkin
Namgar’s hair and makeup: Elena Zubareva
Artwork and design: Anya Roz
Thank you to Shabaev Sergey Vasil’evich
Very special thanks to the Buryat Republic Ministry of Culture and to Minister of Culture Tsybikov Timur Gombozhapovich