Arax | La Brise

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La Brise

by Arax

Armenian folk music; melodic instrumental style that speaks from the heart and soul and stirs both with deep expression.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Hov Arek Sarer Djan
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2. Erzeroumi Shoror
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3. Chinar Es
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4. Iriknain
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5. Garoun a / Haberban
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6. Sareri Hovin Mernem
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7. Shogher Djan / Siroun Krounk / Ari Akandj Kal
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8. Krounkner
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9. Es Guisher
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10. Sokhak Inchu Datretsar..
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11. Dzmer
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12. Balenie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Inspiring and very fresh instrumental acoustic arrangements of Armenian folk music & pieces from Komitas, Kh. Avetisyan, with duduk/shvi, cello, flute & guitar.

The originators of this idea were Tigran and Vardan, who wanted to promote interest in Armenian traditional music and its legendary instrument - the duduk. They decided to do this by introducing it into "modernity", through new arrangements consisting of a dialogue between traditional and classical instruments.
This music tells and sings 'Armenia'

Arax nous propose une musique différente de ce que nous avons l’habitude d’écouter. Le groupe s’est créé pour faire découvrir la musique traditionnelle arménienne et ainsi ressusciter un de ses instruments typiques : le doudouk.
Les douze titres composant l’album nous emmènent au cœur de ce pays du Sud Caucase. Un voyage world aux accents acoustiques qui incite au repos, à la détente ou au rêve. Côté instruments, le quatuor (composé de musiciens belges et arméniens) se partage entre les classiques comme la guitare acoustique ou le violoncelle et les arméniens comme le doudouk.
Le CD comprend des airs traditionnels mais aussi des reprises de deux musiciens arméniens célèbres. Pour cette contribution à la culture arménienne, le groupe a reçu, lors des Armenian Music Awards 2005 (Los Angeles), le prix du meilleur album dans la catégorie world fusion.


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Margarit

Beautiful
The most beautiful Instrumental interpretations of real Armenian music I'v ever heard!
Can't stop listening again and again.
Geat job ! Thanks much to artists!

Lynda A.Duplissea

Stellar Performance
Tigran and Vardan not only promote Armenian traditional music they deliver a stellar performance with their instrumental arrangements.

Colleen


Traditional Armenian instruments and melodies with a fresh twist that keeps me listening over and over. I love the addition of instruments and the modern adaptations. The CD covers a range of emotions and styles.

Irina

beautiful enchanting music
i can hear it over and over again... the sound is magical, it enwraps your soul and doesn't let go...so enchanting...

Dina

BEST CD EVER!!!!
There is not one track on this CD that is not perfect. Each song has its own special chracteristics. Everytime I listen to it I actually feel like I am in Armenia or even by Mount Ararat.......You should definately buy this CD. Whoever gets one should tell everyone about it and spread the word, because I definately have.

Meri

Listening to Arax: La Breise is like a breath of fresh air.
This is music that I can always come back to, no matter how often I have heard it before. Every track is exquisitely arranged, adding so many beautiful layers to the original music which is great to begin with. It always puts me in a good mood. I have already bought a couple extra ones for gifts. I love it!

vahagn

beautiful
One of my favorite instrumental albums. Great for any occasion.