A 5 track leftfield/idm ep (30m 1s) — released September 4th 2020 on CES Records

The following issue aims to showcase Natela Svanidze's electronic music recorded in 1974 for her Georgian Lamentations oratorio, part 5. "Epitaphium". The groundbreaking for the time being, as it is based on electronic music, developed into four dynamic waves, with rhythmic whispering of the choirs chanting "eternity". Several aspects make this part exceptional: this is the first electronic music piece in Georgian music, composed by a female composer, and simultaneously recorded on Synthi-100, a popular synthesizer (invented by P. Zinoviev and imported to Moscow from England in the early 1970s) at the time. This very synthesizer was used by E. Artemiev, V. Martinov and I. Bogdanov, as well as famous movie soundtracks, including Stalker by A. Tarkovsky, Sibierade by A. Konchalovsky, A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov by N. Mikhalkov and many more.

Natela Svanidze is an artist with a somewhat tragic story, who never got the chance to fully realize her creative ideas into fruition due to objective impediments of her time. "I regret to say that I have come early… I was born for electronic music, but with virtually no technical capabilities to create such music in my time…", said she once with regret.

This unique recording from 1974 has been treated with care and supported by 3 young and extremely talented Georgian music producers: HVL; Tamo Nasidze and Mess_Montage.

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