Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov
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||Good Times Will Come||Yungchen Lhamo||7:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medicine Buddha||Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov||8:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flying Dakini||Anton Batagov||7:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ungrateful Child||Anton Batagov||9:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Your Kindness||Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov||16:18||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||White Palace||Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov||7:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Mother's Words||Anton Batagov||12:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Although Tayatha is listed as a classical album, to my ears Russian artist Anton Batagov's piano coupled with Yungchen Lhamo's Tibetian singing style sounds New Age -- in the best sense of the term.
In each of these seven works, one can hear the blending of Russian and Tibetian musical elements, creating something that sounds brand new, yet timeless. Although the music flows, it does so without soft-rock riffs or world beat rhythms. Rather, it moves smoothly past in patterns that seem static, yet constantly change.
What Lhamo and Batagov have created with their collaboration is sound that invites you to slow down, to breathe deeply, and perhaps to sit silently for a moment or two. Tayatha is the type of album that defies genre labeling. Classical? New Age? Let's just say quietly thoughtful.
Born: December 31, 1963 in Lhasa, Tibet
Years Active: '90s, '00s