Today I’m introducing you to Canadian composer Gennadiy Rakov from Toronto. Gennadiy recently released the debut album Oceans where this track can be found among other songs of different genres; mostly electric and melancholy music.
The (artist) name was inspired by a song of one of my favourite artists John Frusciante. His lyrics “I’m central to nowhere” have a liberating effect in their own way – we might think that we’re the centre of the universe, but we’re all just floating somewhere in space. I think once you detach yourself from that feeling of importance, it’s easier to create.
Tell us something about your track Hyacinths!
The track Hyacinths came about spontaneously when I was recovering from an illness and I wasn’t able to leave my house for a couple of weeks. That day I was working on a guitar track that wasn’t quite shaping up to be what I wanted. Somewhat frustrated at the end of the day, I sat behind my keyboard and Hyacinths just came out organically. All the piano parts were recorded in 1 or 2 takes (which is far from what normally happens when I’m trying to record). It felt like I was just there to record the music rather than to actually compose it.
Thank you for sharing with us!