9th Annual World Beat Song Vox Pop Winner
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Genre: World Beat
HOMEBASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Georgia
WHERE WAS THIS ALBUM RECORDED? My apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia
ARTISTS ON THIS TRACK: Buddhuza
NAME OF ALBUM NOMINATED SONG IS ON: New demos
DESCRIBE THE STORY BEHIND THIS SONG: It started out with a sitar and a drumline that I heard in a shampoo commercial and thought it was worth trying those two in a song. Though, the recording environment and various experiments routed the process to a completely different direction and gave the song a certain groove. I finally ended up mixing the best practices of yoga, shamanic chant and the good old Rock ‘n” Roll.
WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS TRACK TO SUBMIT TO THE IMAs? It symbolizes the unity of cultures (and beyond) and is a result of amusement, rather than production.
WHAT UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS OR TECHNIQUES DID YOU USE ON THIS ALBUM? The vocal is the first take, where I randomly screamed and chanted, and only later figured out it sounded something like when I open up my door.
DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT? Within kind booze donations.
DESCRIBE YOUR AUDIENCE: It’s a small and mainly online audience and, in my judgment, very diverse. I know some of them love some songs and hate the others.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FANS UNIQUE? Actually, they are regular people and I prefer to call them friends, because they understand the “language” I “speak” with them.
WHERE HAVE YOU TOURED? Tbilisi, Georgia and Vienna, Austria.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO PLAY? Scarlet Sails and Nali in Tbilisi and Replugged in Vienna. I also enjoyed playing for change with my friends in Signagi and Batumi, Georgia.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST EXCITING MOMENT TO DATE? I should say going on the national television, but I guess it’s more playing for fun, when the air is full with spontaneity.
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS FOR 2010? Let me have a look at my organizer… Wow, no plans whatsoever! Let’s make it a surprise 😉
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS… No longer a dominant music publisher, with increased access to all those self-released resources.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Getting the message across.
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FANS? Myself and some kind of old fairy-tales.
NAME SOME ARTISTS YOU ARE CHAMPIONING: Adham Shaikh, Lemon Jelly and Nobukazu Takemura.