Beridze, Natalie / Forgetfulness
Album: Forgetfulness   Collection:General
Artist:Beridze, Natalie   Added:Dec 2011
Label:Monika Enterprise  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-03-31 Pull Date: 2012-06-02 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 6 Apr 22 Apr 8
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 04, 2012: Lost Verses
When Dreams Become Responsibility
3. Apr 05, 2012: maximum entropy ii
When Dreams Become Responsibility
2. Apr 20, 2012: Lost Verses
Blue Shadow
4. Apr 04, 2012: Ghost Trees

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-03-29
Dark, electronic ambient/pop. “Harsh winter wastelands” by Georgian musician and songwriter, Natalie Beridze. Late night reflective songs of solitude and sorrow with pop structures and textural experimentation. Tracks could reach a wider audience (for example track 9) if there were consonant resolutions or hooks -- as is, it stands squarely in a “weird,” slightly unnerving camp. The vocals feature ample delay and reverb, producing an airy soft female lullaby effect. Overall it may sound along the lines of To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, Portishead, or Bowery Electric. No FCCs noted.

1. Distortion avalanche. Instrumental. (0:50)
*2. Dark yearning, near trip-hop feel and late-night glimmering. (5:53)
3. Industrial clang, whispered, twisted vocals, and processed heavy electronics. (5:03)
4. Bare vocals and bass before loud sequenced beats come in. Very subtle incorporation of melody. (6:32)
*5. Collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto: melodic piano atmospheric ambient melancholy. (3:33)
6. Simple pseudo-strings, rumbling electronic rhythm, soaring vocals. (3:43)
7. This may be the brightest spot in the murk, but its “club friendly” nature is sorely out of place. (6:03)
*8. Slow ambient dreamy loops before a cinematic turn and bruising bass comes in. Ends with a wrenching outro. (5:59)
9. Heavily processed, breathy vocals and light key jingling. Uneasy feel. (3:31)
10. Clickity loops, sad strings matched with accessible vocals. (4:30)
11. Spastic noisy art collage with a piano anchor. (2:56)
*12. Sweet piano melody and brushy percussive effects. Dreamy. (4:08)
13. Upbeat, verges close to electro pop but gives us no hummable hooks. (4:25)
14. Lengthy, new-agey ambient indulgence. (9:47)

Track Listing
1. Nothing Ever Changes... Just Rearranges   8. When Dreams Become Responsibility
2. 'forever' Has No Shadow   9. Future Will (Never Come)
3. What About Things Like Bullets   10. Best Burden
4. Whatever Falls Is Sumptuous   11. Deeply Superficial
5. Blue Shadow   12. Silently
6. In The White   13. Give My Thoughts No Tongue
7. The Face We Choose To Miss   14. Half This Game Is Ninety Percent Mental