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On May 17, the band 'Me and My Monkey' presented their new single, 'Its Coming Back' at club Cubik Rubik. 'Its Coming Back' comprises three tracks: 'It's Coming Back', 'Standing and Waiting' and 'We are the Monkeys'. The tracks were recorded in May 2008 and mixed at "Studio One". The band's new video, shot by TV station 'Mze', is also included in the CD.
Me and My Monkey is a new band established in 2006 with two members. The band plays indie, electronic or experimental music, and is definitely one of the more active two-man bands in Tbilisi. Following their alternative roots, the Monkeys' new CD is refined, professionally done and effective.
As it is ineffective to describe electronic music in words, I will simply say that Me and My Monkey's music is energetic, sychronic and exciting. The CD "It's Coming Back" was not a disappointment by any means.
Apart from live performances and their website (www.myspace.com/medachemimaimuni), the band has so far had no means to attract a larger audience. Therefore, this first CD was a chance for the band to create a sharp, recognizable image for themselves.
Me and My Monkey's presentation followed the obvious theme; when buying the CD for 10 lari, you got a banana free, and the cardboard CD cover displays a tree. Finally, one of the three tracks says: we are the monkeys. Pretty simple ideas make an impression, work perfectly as codes and bring fun.
If I try to say things as purely as monkeys did, the band has its style, is progressing and knows exactly what and how to do.
The CD is a limited edition, so make sure you get your copy by heading down to 2 Brother Kakabadze St. (in front of McDonald's), 'Planet X' on 26 Kazbegi Ave. and 'Literature Cafe' on 2 Tarkhnishvili St. The CDs will also be available in other shops and online soon. It will also be exported to Germany in the near future.In September, Me and My Monkey will start to work on a new album. So we can expect more from this original band soon.
Band: Me and My Monkey
Members: Sandro Chinchaladze and Gocha Bakradze
Producer: Michael Wiederhold (CaucasusRocks)
In the very beginning there was an official profession, which artists usually don't follow, though TeTe's profession didn't exclude the arts at all – he is a film director. However, he prefers music and works in music as a consequence of a decision he made a long time ago. The young guitar player and vocalist managed to go through different projects, worked on typically diverse styles in music and partners and gained a considerable experience by these musical expeditions.
Projects he finds worth mentioning are the folk band "Iberioni" with an interesting (at least verbal) characterization of its distinct form: Celtic-Georgian folk accompanied by classical and acoustic instruments. I didn't really have a chance to test this music, but the description doesn't talk negatively about its makers. Later there was a band "The Neverland ", for which Sandro was a guitarist and vocalist; the band probably deserves a more comprehensive introduction, but not here and now, as much as it will take us too far. Just to put a small info, the band existed until the really recent past, but by far "Me and My Monkey" is the single most active project in which the musician is involved.
To move to the subject more precisely, I should probably need to prove why this band is on this page devoted to progressive contemporary Georgian artists, who make art currently and make it well. The boy shaped out above, seems to be quite talented and enthusiastic. What I actually like about this small community of two is an awareness about their creation, reasonable steps, calm and productive move towards the target. They don't overdo it with experiments and don't suffer from "star syndromes" (ok they are not stars, but not everyone who experiences this disease is really a star). Their music is enjoyably acceptable not only for the rare listeners, easily adopting with innovations and sometimes considering experimental and chaotic as equal, but also common ones who don't go into merges and just like to experience new music. So, consequently, it's sort of polished experimental, having its clear combinative direction with electronic, rock and indie.
In December 2007 the band presented the first video on "Efedrin", which demonstrates drug addiction drugs, but is not for, but against it – being an anti-narcotic act. Despite its few negative points (meaning artistic elements), basically the video is right.
At the present "Me and My Monkey" is working on a single, which will be on sale in the middle of March with a purpose of introduction it to the audience. It contains three tracks: "Efedrin", "Standing and Waiting" and "Its Coming Back". Logically, the way leads to the album, which as the single is going to be recorded in the "Studio One" or simply with George Gvarjeladze.
Gradually, music lovers can't find any extreme arguments against this project, if one doesn't try hard and like to lie. Honestly, it doesn't really have a sense me to discuss all their creative abilities and formulate some bias or subjective interpretations of their art here, as almost the full production of "Me and My Monkey" and the video as well, can be found on internet. You should just visit the nicely designed virtual space of the band, get into details, listen and watch. Follow the link: www.myspace.com/MeDaChemiMaimuni