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Baker's Dozen

A Zola Jesus Baker's Dozen: 13 LPs By Women Who Inspired Me To Sing
Luke Turner , August 27th, 2013 08:32

Zola Jesus (Nika Rosa Danilova) gives us a special Baker's Dozen - 13 albums by female singers who inspired her to find her own voice


Tanya Tagaq - Auk/Blood
I was really happy to discover the work of Tanya Tagaq. Inuit throat singing is some of the most intriguing vocalizing I've ever heard. I remember hearing her work featured on Bjork's Medulla, and was instantly taken by her vocal games. Auk/Blood is a really fascinating exploration of the possibilities of throat singing in contemporary music. Her singing undoubtedly feels very primal and ancient, but backed with electronics it seems to fit into a whole new musical universe. It's exciting to hear someone take something so age-old and weave it through a modern context.