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13 June 2019

Eko & Vinda Folio debut album “Therapy”, out sept. 20th, 2019

A country with multiple influences, located on the borders of Europa and Asia, Georgia sets Caucasian peaks up and draws a handful of seaside resorts along the Black Sea. We have drunk its sparkling wine, tasted its raviolis. We are acquainted with the long tradition of polyphonic singing, but we don’t know much about its nightlife and the rising importance of today’s music scene.

The youth is dancing, and the youth is composing. Eko & Vinda Folio are two of the worthiest representatives.

Erekle Deisadze and Temo Ezugbaia (Vinda Folio) met in 2012 as they were both students. The Tbilisi duet joined a protest movement, considering music as a vector of social emancipation. “Activism is like an alternative culture in Georgia”, they confided to the french webzine Soul Kitchen at the beginning of 2017 upon the release of their first EP on Talitres.

Distancing themselves with politically oriented songs, “Therapy”, their debut album, delivers an enchanting romanticism, a secret place where each one of us can draw dreams. The two musicians define here the contours of a poetic and singular universe punctuated by enigmatic lyrics (all the more for us).

For this chant is a journey in itself. On some tracks, Erekle Deisadze’s deep voice (quite sepulchral sometimes) makes way for Vinda Folio’s. The Georgian language, holding the round intonations of its letters, creeps in into us, slowly and lastingly. This music, gracefully oscillating between cold wave, dream pop and dancing rhythms (of a dark and cold dance, but so much addictive), borrows influences from British post punk and sticks to the musicians’ everyday life.

French tour in the fall.

Eko & Vinda Folio “Therary” (20.09.19) - 1. Therapy - 2. Endlessly - 3. Ramble Around - 4. Out There - 5. Nisliani - 6. Emotionnally Captive - 7. Me As A Sound - 8. Lucid Thoughts - 9. He Was All Of Them - 10. Holding A Brick II