STREAM: Gacha ft. Natalie Beridze – “Bliss” (Djrum remix) – SoundCloud
Photo by Anna Kobakhidze
Following his EPs Remember (“Music of deep intrigue, cloaked in an atmospheric fog” – Resident Advisor) and When The Watchman Saw The Light, Gacha returns to Apollo Records with another contemplative and composed record, his debut album, Send Two Sunsets.
As Gacha explains, there is no binding concept behind the album, but there is still a cohesive feel to the music and the impression that this collection represents a certain period of his life.
“The album is a collection of tunes built over the years rather than an album with a concept that you try to understand over time. The tracks are all from the last three years and I feel they capture everything that happened around me during this period of my life. Some of the tracks were recorded when I was just starting to make music and some are new songs with a more improvisational process behind their creation.”
Send Two Sunsets spans many moods and textures – the sparse pads of opening/closing tracks “Abandoned City” and “Blue Distance,” soothing static of “Waterfall” and guitar work of “Bliss” play off the more the uptempo moments of the slowly unfolding “Dunes” and four-to-the-floor funk of “Street Talk.”
With a musical diet of Durutti Column, Slowdive, Cluster, and old Krautrock influencing the way the guitar is utilized in his music, the instrument plays a prominent role on the LP. A number of tracks feature the vocals of Natalie Beridze, upon which Gacha reflects, “it’s rejuvenating to collaborate with someone who has a drastically different approach and style of music and song writing. Those differences between us also give us a much broader and elaborated perspective on performing live concerts.”
The diversity and experimentation across the release places Gacha as a complete and well-rounded musician happy to bend rules and work outside of the restraints of today’s modern producing circuit.