Album 2012

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.

click above to listen to the promo-tracks

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

Concept and facilitator: Vladimir Oboronko Producers: Markus Reuter and Vladimir Oboronko
Executive Producers: Vladimir Oboronko, Markus Reuter, Eugene Zolotarev

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


Direct any inquiries on artist, album, tours to
Management in Russia: Eugene Zolotarev, +7-916-315-3540
Management everywhere else: Vlad Oboronko, tel.: +1-646-801-6164