Kottarashky is a 21st century digital master musician with his hands sunk deep in the past – vintage Balkan field recordings, classic jazz and blues, psychedelic sounds, club beats and extraordinary, archetypal Gypsy voices, guttural shouts and lyrical laments are all molded and thrown into new shapes. The songs of his debut album “Opa Hey!” sound like tales told by a people who have all the time in the world: time to contemplate, enjoy, engage and dream; to take pleasure in unexpected twists and turns; to be inspired by the details and vividness of marginal existence.
Cats, Dogs and Ghosts
Label: Asphalt Tango Records
Distribution in France: L’autre Distribution
Release date: December 09, 2016
After his groundbreaking album «Opa Hey» and the raw and groovy «Demoni», a well-known figure in Bulgarian music Kottarashky is back with new album «CATS, DOGS AND GHOSTS».
On this new album, The Rain Dogs are much more than just the back-up band of a lone sonic wizard.
The crew now comprises some of the most sought-after musicians drawn from the contemporary Bulgarian scene and records their version of a genuine Balkan-American street sound.
They picked up an authentic Sofia beat poet named Nufry(Panican Whyasker), a singer, songwriter and icon of the Bulgarian independent scene whose stories truly enrich the Dogs.
Label: Asphalt Tango
Distribution in France: Abeille Musique
Release date: January 28, 2010
Kottarashky is an architect by vocation, which perhaps explains the palpable sense of place in his music. Summer trips to small villages and the marginal regions of Bulgaria were key source of inspiration for the album, and his music samples a broad palette of sources and influences – enigmatic field recordings by artists unknown alongside Boris Kovac, Les Yeux Noir, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Jony Iliev and compelling Hungarian singer Mitsou.
The resulting digital pick-and-mix hits you like a panoramic puzzle of sounds collected and put together from a night’s walk through the streets of Sofia.