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Areni Agbabian — Bloom (Feb. 15, 2019)

Areni Agbabian — Bloom (Feb. 15, 2019)Armenian flag       Areni Agbabian — Bloom (Feb. 15, 2019)
→    vocalist | pianist | interdisciplinary performer
Location: Los Angeles, CA ~ Brooklyn, NY
Album release:
Digital release date: February 15
CD release: February 22, 2019
Record Label: ECM
Duration:     55:28
Tracks:
01 Patience   7:42
02 Petal One   1:52
03 Rain Drops   0:33
04 Yearning   3:25
05 Petal Two   2:25
06 Light Effect   2:40
07 Anganim Arachi Ko   1:22
08 The Water Bride   4:51
09 Mother   4:29
10 Garun A   2:19
11 The River   4:06
12 Anganim Revisited   4:32
13 Sear   1:34
14 Full Bloom   3:53
15 Whiteness   0:38
16 Colored   2:42
17 Seeing More   1:25
Personnel:
✹   Areni Agbabian: voice, piano;
✹   Nicolas Stocker: percussion
Description:
→    Improvising vocalist, folk singer, storyteller, pianist: on her ECM debut Areni Agbabian focuses the range of her skills in music that casts a quiet spell. A sparse music in which voice, piano and the subtle percussion of Nicolas Stocker (last heard on ECM with Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile ensemble), continually shade into silence.
→    The California~born Agbabian, who came to international attention with the groups of Tigran Hamasyan, draws deeply upon her Armenian heritage, reinterpreting sacred hymns, a traditional tale, a folk melody transcribed by Komitas and more, and interspersing these elements among her own evocative compositions. Bloom was recorded in Lugano in October 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Short Biography
→    Areni Agbabian is an experimental improvising vocalist, folk singer, and pianist. As vocalist she has worked in new opera, dance, contemporary jazz, new music and multi~media performance. Since 2009, she toured extensively in the Tigran Hamasyan Quintet throughout Europe, Armenia, Morocco and North America gaining much critical acclaim… „The singing of Areni Agbabian seamlessly spanned from sirenic beauty to angelic purity.“, Alex Simu — Jazz Compass Romania. „lush, near~operatic vocals of Areni Agbabian“, Chris Barton – LA Times. „….bell~toned singer…“ John Fordham — The Guardian.  „…singer/keyboardist Areni Agbabian’s glowing vocals sustained the rootsy feel in a mercurial, heavily electronic mix. The agile Agbabian began to dart and scat like a Balkan Flora Purim… John Fordham“ — The Guardian.
→    Her most recent project was the self produced album “Kissy(bag)”, released in 2014 and critically acclaimed by the NY Times’ Ben Ratliff as “…intensely focused, moving toward some kind of hidden truth in simple lyrical images and phrases…”
→    The vocalist Areni Agbabian has released her first album, “Kissy (Bag).” — Danielle Ezzo (July 18, 2014)
Website: http://arenismiles.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Arenismiles/
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Areni Agbabian — Bloom (Feb. 15, 2019)

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