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SKMR-122 Shono «Hunters. Throat singing from the shores of Baikal», 2016

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SHONO was founded in 2014 by Alexander Arhincheev. Alexander professionally performes Buryat legends and epics (uliger), masters several throat singing styles and skillfully plays the Buryat and Mongolian traditional instruments.

   The spirit of the ancient rituals of Eurasian grasslands pervades the whole album, creating a unique atmosphere. Easily and naturally the musicians capture the attention of the listener throughout the album. Appropriately balanced against the background of traditional melodic heritage, rock-roll drive and rhythm put the group on a par with the best groups of the contemporary Siberian and Mongolian ethno-rock, such as Yat Kha, Namgar, Altan Urag etc.

SHONO’s new album, «Hunters» is a real gift for all fans of throat singing. Such styles as Khoomei and Eskheree (sygyt) can be heard in most songs, at times featuring simultaneous throatsinging by several members of the group.


Alexnder Arkhincheev - vocal, throat singing, morin khuur, suur,sukha khuur, limbe
Beligto Sambuev - guitar, electric guitar, throat singing
Vladimir Sidorov - bass, throat singing, khomus
Dmitriy Zanin - drums, percussion

Interview :

InRock magazine (Russian only)
Jazz-square magazine


Теги: Shono, Охотники, Hunters, throat singing, contemporary folk, world music, ethno-rock, psychedelic rock, buy CD