Slumberland feat. Sainkho Namtchylak - Live at Le Guess Who? 2021

Belgian musician, composer, and instrument maker Jochem Baelus aka Slumberland and experimental Tuvan singer Sainkho Namtchylak gave a collaborative performance during Le Guess Who? 2021 at Utrecht’s Jacobikerk.

With Slumberland, Belgian musician, composer, and instrument maker Jochem Baelus creates hypnotic krautrock and post punk colored with distorted exotica: a distinct sound stemmed from his maverick approach to instruments, such as using a sewing machine battery, a film projector, and various objects to generate sounds. Sainkho Namtchylak is a 64 year old voice artist from Tuva, an autonomous republic in Russia north of Mongolia. Namtchylak is regarded as the first female overtone artist, which until then was a privilege reserved only for men.

Listen to the duo perform ‘Il Widna’ live at Le Guess Who? 2021:

With this fascinating collaboration, these two creators fearlessly transport the listener and audience into a frozen, uncanny world, exploring the boundaries of the human voice thanks to Namtchylak’s proficient overtone singing.

Captured on Saturday, 13 November at Utrecht’s Jacobikerk during Le Guess Who? 2021
Recorded by Philip ten Brink

Mixed by Marc Broer

Photography by Maarten Mooijman

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