Thanks to RamShemqmnaAdamianad for pointing me to the REAL cover art of ბეწვის ხიდი!
გამარჯობათ! კარგად ხარ? მეც კარგად. დრო მიიღოს მცირე შევხედოთ ქართული მუსიკის სცენა!
“My, what are those strange chicken scratches? Have I suffered a stroke and can’t read, or have I entered the wrong URL?” Don’t you worry your uneducated mind, what you see above you is the very unique and beautiful language and alphabet of the საქართველოს, or the Georgian people! Georgia, the country not the state, is located in the Caucasian mountain range, between the Black Sea and the Dead Sea, and it shares borders with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and Russia. The country has a very unique and vibrant culture which has been a melting pot of both western and eastern culture, but still they have their very own special flair. A land who is very proud of it’s own culture, be it literature, music, or dancing, it’s a shame we don’t take time and notice it. That is why I will dedicate these next reviews of mine to some of the Georgian music that has stuck with me and made me fall in love with the wonderful Georgian language!
“More like a mirror we reflect society, some things you might not ordinarily look at. A dark and perversely twisted photo-journalism. Freaks and other like-minded individuals aren’t the only people who can look past “-isms” and “-ologies” to find a relevant voice. NOISE is as old as millions of years of volcanic eruption and mountain erosion. The modern industry of metal and machines added more to this mix. All we do is use everything at our disposal to record the true power that had been filling the airwaves since the beginning of time.”
— Joseph Roemer
Head of Wantastiquet is something else. Few band are able to capture the feeling of being in a old pagan procession in the fields, with some heavily distorted guitars and drone/doom pacing. Drawing parables between the lo-fi productions of the latest drone project and the pagan flavorings of neo-folk bands, as Hexvessel, is quite easy while you listen to Head of Wantastiquet. Yet the band exists in its own realm of sonic landscapes.
A prime example of a great scene presence and a great way to end a song!
Time for some classical madness, La Campanella!