Serving the art of music with huge respect for the past, full appreciation for the present and great hope for the future.
An independent music label/publishing, based in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Artists: Nikakoi, Natalie Beridze, Gogi Dzodzuashvili, Anushka Chkheidze, Neon Warrior, Esi, sTia, Ani Zakareishvili & more...
Mission Statement and founders set
We'd like to think of CES Records as educational, more than a records label, where we like to discover history, to know where we come from and who we are. We like to discover new names and we always welcome honest artists and honest listeners too.
Find all our releases on vinyl at Kudos,
for all the other fun merchandise we are responsible for including Nikakoi's GEOWEDDINGS magazine with Flexi disc and sTia's super limited edition of RunRun custom made Box, visit our Bandcamp Merch page.
We are particularly pleased to have discovered Natela Svanidze's mesmerizing 1774 original recording on Synthi-100, "Epitaphium", available on 12' vinyl with cover versions from young and talented HVL, Tamo Nasidze and Mess_Montage.
We are proud to be home label to pioneer of Georgian electronic music-Nikakoi. For the past year we have been collecting and sorting his lifework and putting together his Anthology, some of his work is still underway. Meanwhile, Nikakoi is mastermind of most of CES Records video productions.
All of his releases under one roof can be found here.
Sleepers Poets Scientists is an Umbrella for female composers and music producers. So far we have released 2 editions (green & blue), both on double gatefold 12' vinyls. They come in limited editions, 300 copies only.
Sleepers Poets Scientists [green edition]
Sleepers Poets Scientists vol. 2 [blue edition]
The idea of SPC came as a result of Natalie Beridze's "Songwriting & Music Production" course at CES, as it showcases work by her students.
"This compilation is the summary of my teaching at CES. It is the backbone of what I try to persuade as a lecturer and as a person, who endlessly loves the music-making process.
“Sleepers, Poets, Scientists“ is the embodiment of intelligent, benevolent, dedicated, talented and beautiful women, who I believe have a bright future as female composers in this country and this album is
a significant step towards it".
Natalie TBA Beridze
Son of Caucasus mountains, as he likes to call himself, Gocha Aniashvili is one of the most exciting, promising, young Georgian electronic music producer in Tbilisi. We've been happy to have produced and released his album "Botanical Garden" during pandemics.
Enjoy music videos made by Nikakoi:
Georgian composer and electronic music produser Anushka Chkheidze has been steadily rising the last few years. Her debut album "Halfie" has been awarded "Tsinandali Award" in 2020, same year it has been nominated for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award. Anushka is participant of both editions of Sleepers Poets Scientists.
Some of her releases can be found here:
"Celebrity Clouds" is an online collaboration of two extremly talented and well established musicians Alexandre Kordzaia (kordz) and Natalie Beridze. These two came up with the concept of the record uneventfully, after recording their first track "Celebrity clouds". Beridze's lyrics came out completely irrelevant to Kordz's music, that adopted a flair of humor and sarcasm to it. After that, they decided to stick the line of weird lyrics on top of synth, piano and ambiance recordings, played live by kordz. Musical ideas belong to kordz. Beridze would complete the tracks, adding few instruments (or none, in some cases), wrote lyrics and recorded vocals.
The artwork of the vinyl, made by Georgian artist Thea Djordjadze, resembles the concept of the music nonetheless. As though having nothing to do with neither celebrities, nor their clouds, it shows the sadness and the beauty of half-molten candle.
Enjoy "Half-Tone Bubles" video directed by Nikakoi.
"Celebrity Clouds" is available on 12' vinyl.
We are always super excited about releasing debut albums! “Mtirala", is one of our favorite, from young and rising Georgian electronic music composer and a DJ Ani Zakareishvili. Ani is particularly interested in acousmatic and sample-based music. She is one of the participant of Sleepers Poets Scientists first (green) edition.
"Mtirala" represents a virtual trip in mountain Mtirala, located in a National Park in Adjara. Compositions are based on Georgian folk music from different regions: Tianeti, Adjara, and Lazeti.
Irakli Shonia is a Georgian artist and musician based in Tbilisi. Operating and composing music under different monikers and collaborations since early 2000’s. Co- founder and curator of ‘’de re’’ (record label ) and some other happenings for experimental, electronic and acoustic music. Recently we fell in love with his project "Forty One Forty Four" under moniker of Esi and we sent it straight to the pressing plant.
Available on 12' vinyl.
Gogi Dzodzuashvili aka Post industrial boys is a veteran of Georgian electronic music. In 90th he was a member of Tbilisi synth-pop band Mother on Mondays, at the same time he was composing for theater performances and movies and was a member of Tbilisi Goslab collective. In 2000s he collaborated with Georgian poets and singers combining computer generated music with traditional singing and reciting.
Since 2004 he is producing music under Post Industrial Boys.
In 2022 CES Records released 3 of his collaborative projects, with Rati Amaglobeli -"წრე" , with Go-Eun Im - "Three Circles with(in) the Whale" and with Mzia Arabuli - "იას უთხარით" .
We have more projects underway.
Enjoy music video for "Purple Whale".
მჟავა MESSAGE (ACID MESSAGE) is a collaborative album, created in post-soviet Tbilisi (1996-97) during the constant electricity power off times by the members of GOSLAB Collective: Post Industrial Boys; Nikakoi; Maya Sumbadze; Gio Sumbadze and Nino Chubinisvili. მჟავა MESSAGE is considered to be the pioneering Georgian electronic music album that has defined the Georgian electronic sound for decades to come. Album is text based and uses fascinating technic of mixing Georgian with English languages.
მჟავა Message is to be included in Georgian Music Legacy Collection.
If Strangers is a collective of strangers, who get together to create collaborative musical album from scratch in timeframe of 2 months.
If Strangers collectives are curated by Natalie Beridze and Nikakoi.
First edition of If Strangers - "Dust" has been released in 2020. Second edition "No Signal" in 2022.
Enjoy the music video for the title track "Dust" created by Nikakoi.
Tazo Meipariani, 22 years old graphic designer and musician from Tbilisi, Georgia. Tazo has been passionate about art since he was a little kid and started creating it from a young age. Over the years his love for creating has only strengthened, he finds himself constantly seeking new ways to express himself. Music is his true passion. Tazos inspiration comes from the sounds of everyday life – the rhythms and patterns that we often take for granted. He thrives in chaos and motion and he is always looking for the ways to infuse that energy into his music.
CES Records released his debut album "Cold Outside" 03/03/2023.