Armik – Barcelona

Bolero – 2008
Sounds of Timeless Jazz

As a creative musician, Armik never stops exploring, listening, testing the waters and pushing the envelope as he expands the Nuevo Flamenco language. Such eclecticism has to come from somewhere so it would be wise to say that Armik’s imaginative diversity is the result of the many musical odysseys he has taken over the years.

On BARCELONA, his guitar virtuosity embodies the spirits of Spain and the Flamenco rhythms that echo throughout that country and around the world. Each song on this wonderful recording exemplifies Armik’s own unique sonic paths and musical visions, which consist of beautiful melodies, exciting musical tapestries and seductive harmonic and rhythmic counterpoint. Two additional songs “Sunset In Paradise” and “Piazza di Spagna, or the Spanish Steps” were inspired by Armik’s travels to Brazil and Italy.

Just as the Spanish Steps were built to unite three main arteries into Rome, Armik’s music unites three main rhythmic themes: Nuevo flamenco, World and New Age rhythms to bring a new perspective to a diverse musical genre.

– Paula Edelstein

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