Yat-Kha, (a.k.a. Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha, Russian: Ят-Ха) was founded in Moscow in 1991, as a collaborative project between Albert Kuvezin (russian: Альберт Кувезин, formerly of Huun-Huur-Tu) and Russian avant-garde, electronic composer Ivan Sokolovsky. The project blended traditional tuvan folk music with post-modern rhythms and electronic effects. Kuvezin and Sokolovsky toured and played festivals, and eventually took the name “Yat-Kha,” which refers to a type of small, Central Asian zither similar to a Chinese Guzheng that Kuvezin plays in addition to the guitar. In 1993, they released a self-titled album on the General Records label.