Last year, Canadian Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq released her outstanding third album, Animism, to wide acclaim in North America. The album was awarded Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize last September.
Animism is a tremendous album, amalgamating Tagaq’s impressive and exquisite vocals with a multitude of traditional and experimental sounds and cultural influences. As the press release describes, Animism “features Tagaq’s fusion of electronics, avant-garde composition, classical expressionism, Inuit throat singing and highly political undertones, underlining the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Canada.”
Animism is set to be released for the first time in the UK/Europe later this month via Six Shooter Records.
The opening track ‘Caribou’, a cover of the classic Pixies’ track, was the first single released from the album and now Tagaq has shared another tantalizing cut, ‘Uja’. You should listen to both and grab the album when it drops on January 26th.
In other related good news, Tanya Tagaq has announced a one-off show in London at Village Underground on May 19th. Tickets are now available here.