This 32 minute collection of unaccompanied solo compositions is the culmination of years of writing and ranges in style from the classical funk of "Thumpty Dumpty" to the dark and ambient "Mezzanine" to the soaring and melodic "Fly". It was recorded with one bass guitar without any layering of multiple parts. Instantly earning him international acclaim for it's balance of technical achievement and musicality and solidifying his place on the forefront of bass innovation., he is hard at work on the follow-up, A Dark Light, set for release in October 2013.
"...Bedrosian's hidden treasures are twofold: first, he summons a rich, deep, almost instantly signature tone on everything he plays, enhancing difficult material with a clarity and warmth that goes easy on the ears; second, great care and patience is taken to develop melodies and classically-influenced chord progressions, and after the third listen to "Space Opera" and "Sand Castle," you discover that beneath the virtuosic surface of Aram Bedrosian lurks the heart of a budding composer."
-Bass Player Magazine, March '08
"In a world that has been so lucky to hear the innovations of Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, and Les Claypool, the performances on this album are no less significant in their brilliant, technical radiance."
-Performer Magazine, March '08
"..as melodic as it is intense."
-Bass Guitar Magazine
-Michael Manring (BPM Bassist of the Year)
-State of Mind Magazine