|Georgia (7th August, 2015)|
Georgia — Georgia (7th August, 2015)♠ Co je již nyní zcela zřejmé, je, že Londýn má zásadní umělkyni, která hrdě představuje jeho různorodost. Elements of the glacial yet hyper–melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid–summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post–punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high–concept, illuminated sound–design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.
♠ British vocalist and multi–instrumentalist whose left–field pop combines elements of grime and post–punk.
♠ Georgia is the eponymous debut album by multi–instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes. Born and raised in north west London, the last few years have seen Georgia steadily establish herself as an important fixture in the city's most singular and imaginative artistic circles, playing drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest among others before emerging as an irresistible creative force in her own right with last year's Come In EP. Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety, Georgia is the product of a young lifetime of voracious music listening — a bold, boundless 21st century amalgam that marks her out as an intuitive curator, distinctive songwriter of real spirit and self–taught producer of soulful, progressive and highly–defined electronic pop.Location: London, UK
Album release: 7th August, 2015
Record Label: Domino Records
01. Intro 0:56
02. Kombine 3:38
03. Be Ache 4:11
04. Nothing Solutions 3:23
05. Hold It 3:44
06. Digits 4:27
07. Cab Ride 0:15
08. Tell Me About It 4:03
09. Move Systems 3:32
10. Heart Wrecking Animals 3:37
11. GMTL 2:56
12. You 3:40
℗ 2015 Domino Recording Co Ltd
♠ Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home–studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.Description:
♠ This is the debut eponymous album by multi–instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes. Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home–studio, 'Georgia' is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.
♠ Elements of the glacial yet hyper–melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid–summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post–punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high–concept, illuminated sound–design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through 'Georgia', a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen..
Artist Biography by Paul Simpson
♠ Alternative Light Source British electro–pop musician Georgia Barnes (daughter of Leftfield's Neil Barnes) began playing drums at an early age and eventually studied ethnomusicology at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She started her musical career as a session drummer, working with several offbeat British pop artists including Kwes., Micachu, and JUCE. Encouraged by the support from her collaborators, she began working on her own material, and JUCE's Cherish Kaya released Georgia's debut EP Come In on Kaya Kaya Records in 2014. The EP introduced Georgia's distinctive (and unmistakably British) brand of underground pop, which combined influences such as grime and post–punk, recalling the startling impact that M.I.A. and Micachu had on the music scene upon their debuts. In 2015, Georgia contributed to Leftfield's long–awaited third album Alternative Light Source, singing on "Universal Everything." Domino signed Georgia that year and released her self–titled debut full–length in August.
Daily Motion: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zup8p
Label: http://www.dominorecordco.com/ // Shahzaib Hussain, Score: 7: http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/georgia-georgia
Notes for Nothing Solutions:
♠ 'The initial idea for this was to have Georgia running away from something in the forest, only to find out she’s actually running with them — leading the pack. It was key to keep the visuals feeling mysterious and ambiguous, leaving the meaning open to the viewer’s interpretation — but some might say she's running from her demons. We brought the forest to life by transforming it in to a hyper real environment, injecting artificial colours in to a natural space.’
Priya Elan, Monday 29 June 2015 11.30 BST
♠ When she was 11 years old, Georgia Barnes had a pet hamster. She was named after her favourite pop star at the time, Missy Elliott. “When I heard Get Ur Freak On, I remember I was in a car and I was thinking, ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever heard’,” she tells me over coffee near her north–west London home. “Missy brought a fresh approach to hip–hop and music, which was really aggressive and male. She created a whole world around her and I’m really interested in that.”
♠ Now 21 years old (and known simply as Georgia), the singer–songwriter, producer and multi–instrumentalist could apply that description to her self–titled debut. Over 12 eclectic and arresting tracks, she references the relentlessly inventive global soundscapes of Jai Paul or MIA, the alien vocal style of Fever Ray and the shape–shifting production style of Arca and Hudson Mohawke. Her style is most memorably summarised in her signature track and recent single Move Systems, an off–kilter, very British electro-romp.
♠ “I’m a bit of a melting pot myself,” she says, describing her sound as “post–punky hip–hop soul”.
♠ Her musical career almost didn’t happen, though. When she was eight, she was approached by a man while she was playing football in the local park. “He said, ‘Can you come over for a training session?’” The man turned out to be a scout from QPR and Barnes ended up playing with some girls who are now in the England team. ♠ By the time she had moved to playing for Arsenal Ladies, things had reached a natural end. “My coach died and it just got a bit too intense,” she says.
♠ A stint at the Brit school followed, and eventually she started drumming professionally (after being drawn to the instrument as a child) for the likes of Kwes and Kate Tempest, who she describes as “like a sister” to her. Barnes bats back any suggestion that sexism exists in the male–dominated field of drumming. “If you want to do a good job, you have to really stand out. That’s true for male drummers too,” she says, before admitting that she has had experiences where skill wasn’t the most important thing. “I’ve got down to the last three or four [in an audition] and then they choose another person because they look better.” She cites Prince and Santana stickswoman Sheila E (“a shit–hot drummer who also has a unique look”) as one of her heroes.
♠ On Georgia, Barnes plays most of the instruments herself. She sees the album as something of a mission statement. “It’s an introduction. It’s like, ‘Hello, welcome to my world!’” It’s a semi–concept album, too. “It’s the story of a girl in London, encountering heartache and being a bit raucous,” she says, adding: “There’s certainly a lot of what happened to my family in there, too.”
♠ What happened to her family was the recent separation of her parents (her father is Neil Barnes from Leftfield). It provided the fuel for tracks like Be Ache (“Now I’ll never be free/ You’re making me the enemy”) and the slow–burning ballad Heart Wrecking Animals. “It was awful to see these two people, who have been together for so long, going through this tragic end,” she says, her eyes almost welling up. “It’s still quite painful to talk about my dad.”
♠ Still, she’s not one for wallowing and she’s already thinking about album number two. “I’d like to have at least one collaboration on there,” Barnes says. With whom? “Well, you know...Missy Elliot,” she says with a laugh. It’s not out of the realms of possibility. “Timbaland’s engineer has done a radio mix of my next single. I was so excited to speak to him, he mixed all of the Missy albums,” she says with glee. “If I got down to his studios, who knows, Missy might walk in...” ♠ http://www.theguardian.com/
|Georgia (7th August, 2015)|