Intriguing musical alliance of an actress and one of the most important figures of Georgian alternative music.
Mzia Arabuli and Gogi Dzodzuashvili have been collaborating since the early 2000s. This intriguing musical alliance of an actress and one of the most important figures of Georgian alternative music has been focused on the reinterpretation of poetry from Georgia’s mountainous regions.
Although 2007 saw the release of their debut work by the same name, the original CD was a limited edition and is currently unavailable. However, the two continued to make music together and in November 2022, they released the expanded edition digitally.
This new version of “Ias Utkharit” contains twice as much chilly, unique music that made the original version such a treasure. Leftfield, minimal electronic arrangements accentuate the contemplative vocal lines and drag the listener into a quasi-hypnosis that lets one connect to ever-distant times.
Since the original album, despite its rarity, was beloved by both folk and electronic crowd, this expansion is a winner in all regards and I hope it also gets a physical format release.
Stream “Ias Utkharit” LP on Bandcamp.