Soulful electronic music from East London.
NAIM EDGE RECORDS.
Hailing from London's East End, Grigori releases his debut EP in the summer of 2013, bringing to a close a year long process of writing and recording to produce an intricate, honest and complete record. The resulting 4 track EP has been described as "soul epitomised...his exceptional voice...blends several genres until he reaches a stunning middle ground..." (Music Fan's Mic)
The solo artist creates sharp and immediate music, soulful pieces of electronic music which draw from the metronomic sensibilities and glitch culture of electronic production with the vocal-led harmonic structures of experimental pop and nu-gaze, drawing comparisons to Bon Iver and the likes of Jamie Woon and SOHN.
Immediacy and earnestness are part of Grigori's make up, having grown up in South East England amongst a tight-knit DIY punk and hardcore scene, although not everything about that ethic appeals: "There's a narrow-mindedness in music consumption that comes with any scene. I am totally in love with making music and can't see a reason to mark boundaries about what you make and what you listen to."
His music has a sense of documenting events after the fact, when details have begun to blur but still ring around in the subconscious. Trying to re-ignite those memories into something concrete and distill it into new form is the aim of the music, weaving a line between fact and interpretation. This reflective process parallels the way he writes- snaking out guitar or drum parts and then stepping back for days, or sometimes weeks, until he can listen back. The music on SINAS was sketched out and drawn together by connecting pieces as Grigori found his musical voice: "Finding a sound world for the music took a while. I had all these pretensions about wanting the project to be 'like this' or 'like that', but I had to leave them behind and just do what served the sketches best, to the best of my understanding with the skills I have."
SINAS is available to download or BUY.
Written, recorded, composed and produced by myself in bedrooms, hotels and living rooms during 2012-13.
Mixed and mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technologyworkz