Vladiswar Nadishana / Youl' / Ayas Kholazhyk | Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot

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Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot

by Vladiswar Nadishana / Youl' / Ayas Kholazhyk

This is the unique album. Traditional tuvinian music is performed here in a completely new context. We join tuvinian throat singing on an african and indian rhythmic basis and apply the contemporary jazz harmony system in the arrangements.
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2. A Shu Dekeyo
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3. Ekki Attar
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6. Terlih Haya
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7. Undersnow Girl
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This album was made following the main concept of the Sound Microsurgery Department: an experimental synthesis of different world traditions . Traditional tuvinian music is performed here in a completely new context. We join tuvinian throat singing on an african and indian rhythmic basis and apply the contemporary jazz harmony system in the arrangements.

Ayas Kholazhyk- throat singing
Youl' - trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo-trumpet, violin, ghost catcher, vladimirsky rozhok, kalyuka, keyboards
Vladiswar Nadishana - ethnic percussion, mandola, dzuddahord, sitar, acoustic and electric guitars, fretless bass, homuses, bansuri, kena, zhaleyka, sampler surgery.

Vladiswar Nadishana is a russian virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and composer from Siberia.
He plays on more than 50 instruments, including self-maded. His style is the modern world fusion or ethnic jazz.
In 1990 along with studying at the Cinema Engineers Institute in Sankt-Petersburg Vladiswar Nadishana began his self-education in playing guitar. Then he mastered other instruments like fretless bass guitar, sitar, mandola, chanzy, jew's harp, ethnopercussion (darabuka, djembe, kalangu, udu, frame drums); winds (bansuri, quena, kalyuka, zhaleyka, gayda). Besides he has created some experimental musical instruments: dzuddahord, pruzhingum, plastrimbaphon, rablorrum, ghostcatcher, pin-sansa, spring-pivot-gamelan, banbang (preparated beer- and coffee-tins) etc.

In 1991 he founded his first group «Soulbuilding Society" together with Lavrenty Mganga, then he played in «Ensemble Ri» with Lavrenty and Youl(1996). He also launched two other projects with Youl: «Phonic Duet»(1994) and «The Fourth Race» (2001). 2000 - was the foundation year of a trio «Russian-Tuvinian Karma Knot» with a throat singer from Tuva, Ayas Holazhyk. Vladiswar also plays in the group «Capercaillies at the Treshold of Eternity». In Berlin he works with famous ethno DJ Genetic Drugs and with Ramesh Weeratunga, a musician from Sri Lanka . All these groups and artists create music based on an experimental synthesis of musical traditions from all over the world. (ethnojazz, trance-ethno fusion, new world music etc.)

Since 2000 Vladiswar lives in «Tibercul» the biggest ecovillage of the world. There he established «The Department of Sound Microsurgery» (DSM) . DSM is a creative research laboratory, tackling a wide variety of project: from mastering unknown ancient musical instruments to investigating the influence of modern sound electronics on the human energy structure.

The Department researches also how musical instruments influence the consciousness and inner organs of the human body(the project «Move Your Chakra!»).

One of the latest projects is the creation of an original energy-dancing system and composing the music for it.

V. Nadishana created some solo albums in his own studio recording with computer using a multi-track overdubbing method. Vladiswar possesses a big collection of musical instruments (more than 100)from different parts of the world. He is laureate of the international festivals «Ustuu-Huree», «The Sayan Ring» and «New Songs of the Old Lands», and he is also the founder of the ethnofestival «Free of Karma Zone».

Since 1998 V. Nadishana engages active research in regeneration the technologies of alternative layers of reality creation, as it exists in aboriginal culture of Ancient Kuzhebar. The examples of this technologies are music, dance, visual art, motional practices , psychosomatic performances, special practices of mental and emotional energy transformation etc. Some of it introduced on this site (this site, of cource, one of this technologies). This research is strictly practical - each researching technology practicing like a lifestyle.



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Jim McGrath

Excellent album!
What a treat!
Excellent album! Top notch production and stellar musicianship. I Love the percussion.
This release is a must have for anyone who loves the Tuvan thang.

World Music Central

One of the most pleasant discoveries of 2006
One of the most pleasant discoveries of 2006, thanks to social networking site Myspace, is Berlin-based Russian multi-instrumentalist Vladiswar Nadishana. He has released several self-produced CDs on his own label.

On Russian - Tuvinian Karma Knot Vladiswar Nadishana collaborates with Tuvan throat singer Ayas Kholazhyk and multi-instrumentalist Youl'. The result is clearly spectacular. The trio manages to put together some of the finest throat singing combined with global sounds. While some throat singing recordings out there are too folksy or gimmicky, this trio of skilled musicians has recorded an excellent album.

Ayas Kholazhyk is one of the finest throat singers I've heard and his vocal skills are outstanding. He can easily switch from the guttural sounds normally associated with throat singing to beautiful high pitched sounds. All this backed by a vast array of acoustic instruments and samplers that achieve an organic sound.

Gerald Van Waes

Russian/Tuvinian Karma Knot is a trio with Tuvan throat singer Ayas Kholazhyk, wind player and keyboard player Youl', and Vladiswar Nadishana who plays all other instruments. The songs sound mostly like self-penned personal songs (from a singer-songwriter tradition, but expressed like and by a throat singer) into a acoustic fusion arrangement. The fundament that was built up in Vladiswar's solo earlier work now is very useful as a tool for arranging. "Terlih Haya" I found the most interesting and compelling fusion with jazz, and with sitar (used as a guitar) mixed with acoustic guitar and percussion. "Undersnow girl" is completely different : a funny track with fitting mainstream popdance rhythms, and a jazz trumpet, sounding like an old village folk traditional. "Vostok Dwa", after that, the concluding CD track, continues with this jazz trumpet, in a beautiful instrumental improvisation. Another CD with a certain underlying musical spirituality.

Thomas Engert

fascinating piece of world music
Sibirian musician Vladiswar Nadishana released 2005 with his "Russian-Tuvinian Karma Knot" a fascinating piece of world music. On this album also appear Ayas Kholazhyk whose strong throat singing creates an almost hypnotic and meditative mood. Also on the CD appears Youl' with trumpet, horns and other percussion instruments. Vladiswar himself marks himself as a virtuose on many instruments. Fans of Yat-Kha and similar acts will be pleased. A very exciting album.