Editors’ Notes Recorded during the sessions that yielded Hamasyan’s 2017 release An Ancient Observer, these five additional solo piano tracks form a statement in themselves. They can be intimate and restrained, sonically off-kilter, and serious in mood, ascending in complexity until we reach the concise virtuosic blastoff of “Self – Portrait” and the grandly unfolding arc of the finale, “Revolving – Prayer.” The touches of wordless vocalizing, tightly coiled cyclical rhythms, and fresh aesthetic choices make For Gyumri an absorbing and often surprising listen.

SONG
Aragatz
1
4:21
 
Rays of Light
2
3:46
 
The American
3
6:33
 
Self - Portrait
4
2:47
 
Revolving - Prayer
5
12:02
 

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