The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry.
I heard the history
of the Huberman Stradivarius
how it was stolen and painted
with shoe polish to hide it
Hands in my pockets, the salt on the streets,
the yellowing aura that means you are here
by my side again, waking me in dread
with no buffer or bounce. It’s been ten years.
When his mind grew empty
and his heartbeat slowed to a vague stutter,
our father no longer walked the fields at night.
it’s the first time in my life
that I’ve ever had an image
or maybe it just an idea
(which was still bad enough)
of my parents doing it,
having sex, grabbing each other