I am endlessly impressed by the broad creative landscape being navigated by Inuit throat singer and composer Tanya Tagaq. Whether working with choirs, orchestras, rappers, electronic musicians or traditional drummers Tagaq has demonstrated that rare ability to gain popularity as she gets more far out.
There is no doubt that Tagaq is a vocal sorceress with the ability to take on many forms.
Retribution exists in a world of its own. Tagaq is a master improviser excavating profound emotional territory through the exorcism of breath. She brings to the table a brilliant amalgamation of jazz experimentation, punk attitude, and the sheer power of metal all channeled through ancient waters.
Joining forces with collaborators Jesse Zubot and Jean Martin and working with guest artists like Shad, Mongolian throat singer Radik Tyulyush, and the enormous Element Choir, we are delivered an awe inspiring piece of creative work that defies description and goes far beyond words. With Retribution Tagaq and her crew offer us a truly visceral experience.
Dave O Rama