aylarca dinledim,kitap okurken,yolda yürürken,yemek yerken,yazı yazarken,makale yazarken,site yaparken,çocuklara etkinlik hazırlarken,misafire çay verirken,mutfakta meyve yerken,uyumadan önce tavana bakarken,sabah gözümü henüz açmışken… panduri zaten aşığım ama adam da dökmüş içini dökmüş hepimizin içini.
Georgian folk music is predominantly vocal and is widely known for its rich traditions of vocal polyphony. It is widely accepted in contemporary musicology that polyphony in Georgian music predates the introduction of Christianity in Georgia at the beginning of the 4th century AD.
So the co-pilot’s family gave me a CD of Georgian music for Christmas (‘Georgian Voices’ by the Rustavi Choir) and while I was well aware that Georgian folk songs are the Shit I’d never heard of this apparently super-famous dude. His name is Hamlet Gonashvili and he has a wonderful voice and also a wonderful mustache.
He died in 1985, but luckily video footage exists of him and his comrades in Really Cool Singing sitting around in a weirdly empty room looking in different directions and slouching a bit. Performance posture? Pff, whatever, let’s sing beautiful music like we’re just kind of hanging out in someone’s living room and maybe going to have a beer later on.
Style: Illbient, IDM, Experimental Year: 2003 Nika Machaidze (Nikakoi, Erast) is a georgian film director and an electronic musician. He did the soundtrack for the play “The Park” by Botho Strauß and makes music for fashion shows and for the TV. He is a member of the Goslab group.
Goslab, an artistic Georgian network that deals with different kinds of media such as film, video, art and music. As a film director every single part of Nikakoi’s extensive musical output is a little soundtrack : coherent pieces of electronic music with delicate melodic surprises, crispy breakbeats and astonishing pop voiceovers that create pleseant images of melancholic horizons and empty stepps inbetween the Kaukasian mountains, and hijack you phyisically to a foreign landscape.