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ARTIST
TITLE
Forgetfulness
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONIKA 072CD MONIKA 072CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/15/2011

Georgian musician Natalie Beridze aka TBA first came to Monika through her contribution to Volume 1 of the popular 4 Women No Cry series. Following a 5-track EP, Monika is proud to present Natalie Beridze's stunning new full-length album, Forgetfulness. While these are her first solo releases on Monika, Beridze is certainly no newcomer. With output on labels such as Max Ernst, her ongoing collaboration with the Goslab collective, and a release on Laboratory Instinct, TBA's sound is both rich in texture and depth of vision. From the industrial beats of "What About Things Like Bullets" to the club-friendly electroambience of "The Face We Choose To Miss," the cutting-edge production gains warmth and a personal touch throughout from the presence of TBA's voice. As well as Natalie's phenomenal solo compositions, Forgetfulness contains a collaboration with Academy-Award winning Japanese musician, composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, on the meditative "Blue Shadow." The album invokes harsh winter wastelands and a depth of emotion that is sadly lacking in much of the pop we hear: two prime examples are "In The White" and "Silently" -- which are nothing short of breathtaking. This fine album ends with the cryptically-titled "Half This Game Is Ninety Percent Mental," an epic instrumental ambient odyssey. Natalie Beridze's music is captivating and yet at the same time leaves enough room to let the listeners' imagination run off in its own direction. Forgetfulness is a journey through serious electronic soundscapes, but thanks to the constant presence of her sensitive lyrics and gentle vocal tones, Beridze never loses that personal touch.