Zaza Miminoshvili (guitars, panduri), Zurab J. Gagnidze (electric and acoustic bass, vocals), and Mamuka Gaganidze (vocals, percussion) are stellar musicians who play the way stellar musicians do: with confidence and daring. They take bits of Georgian vocal polyphonies and traditional instruments and mix them up with jazz and long guitar jams and other unexpected flavors.
The music is desperately difficult to categorize, but easy to enjoy whether you're coming at it from a world music angle or a prog-rock background. Honestly, it's that interesting.
Check out this track if you don't believe me.
[mp3] The Shin:
from the album Many Timer
The Shin website: www.theshin-music.com
The Shin myspace: myspace.com/shinthe
Read more about The Shin here
And a video from The Shin
The group has a new album out called EgAri, which I haven't had the pleasure of hearing yet.