Track By Track: Bakradze – Restless
Gacha Bakradze latest album landed in our inboxes several months ago and instantly touched a line of interest. He captures a true sense of melancholic beauty amidst the beats on his latest record titled 'Restless' which is set for release on the 25th of March on Space hardware. It captures the essence of melodies lost to nights of late night/ early morning dancing. We asked him to talk us through the release…
This was recorded in Paris. I recently bought a Dave Smith Mopho SE synth and was learning sequencing. I thought I should expand it more but that is the thing i like about it, that it stops in the moment of evolvement. Here I left it to the imagination of the listener.
An Evening With John
I spent the whole day remembering and watching John Cassavetes films, after watching 'Faces', 'Minnie and Moskowitz' I turned on the synth and started playing. It reminds me of the beginning of the spring last year and the changing of the weather, it is never as beautiful in other cities as it is in Tbilisi.
I finished DJing at about 4-5 am in Paris, and walked around a lot until I sobered up, red and green neon lights were reflecting the wet and grey asphalt. I then went home and recorded this.
I like krautrock a lot and probably everyone will guess why this track is called Can? When i first started working on this track it was moving towards a more house/techno direction. I think I started making all of the track with this idea, but as it sometimes happens new opportunities show themselves in the process of production.
This is the period in which I tamed the Mopho. I put it through the guitar delay and reverb and played around a bit but when I look back to it I think it's a bit overwhelming with the melodies, but it shatters expectations and i think it is interesting?
I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone
I think this is the most sophisticated track on the album, mood-wise. I spent 1 hour recording it. It's interesting that sometimes you need 1 hour to record a track, sometimes 1 month and sometimes even more. 'Restless' was recorded during a period of 2 months. It reflects the whole mood of the album, it flows like a single story i'd like to think?
I really like Gamelan Music. and Asian instruments in general. I used to listen to a lot of Ocora Label and Nonsuch Explorer Series during that period. In the previous version it had more guitar, in the final version I left only two notes.
One night I couldn’t sleep so I got up, there was a rhythm playing around in my head and I tried to implement it (it didn't quite turn out how I wanted, but this was the result).
I started working on this track after a gig I had in one of the big clubs in Paris, and I wanted to make some sounding like Detroit Techno. I think its a good one to listen in your headphones while taking a walk outside?
I made this track after i watched a documentary called 'Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made'
Probably the biggest inspiration behind this track is Samuel Beckett’s 'Waiting For Godot'. I was reading the play, making coffee for myself meanwhile, continuing to work. It took me about 8 hours. It was the first time I tried to use field recordings with pedals, I think it is an interesting result? there is nothing better than pedals!
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