Move­ment

King­doms

Future Music - - ALBUM REVIEWS - Emil Abramyan Tom Jones

Emil Abramyan is the Brook­lyn-based com­poser, mu­si­cian and pro­ducer, whose di­verse and dis­tinc­tive de­but al­bum,

Move­ment, un­veils a spell­bind­ing crosspol­li­na­tion of styles, tem­pos and dis­ci­plines. The record fuses to­gether Abramyan’s train­ing as a cel­list with his love of elec­tronic mu­sic and sound de­sign. The com­bi­na­tion of clas­si­cal mo­tifs with elec­tron­ics and mod­u­lar synth flur­ries cre­ates a ten­sion that is both beau­ti­ful and ex­pres­sive. Frag­ments of cho­ral tones, warm pads, click­ing per­cus­sion, heart­felt piano chords and emo­tive cello flood the record with emo­tion. His clever use of shuf­fling rhythms, deep bass and tougher synth lines add a clu­bin­flu­enced edge that gives the al­bum a sub­tle drive and sense of en­ergy. The way th­ese two worlds meet with such co­he­sion is tes­ta­ment to Abramyan’s deft ar­range­ment. His more am­bi­ent tracks are so im­mer­sive, they al­low the lis­tener to sink into his dreamy, lay­ered world. Un­der­stated, yet highly at­mo­spheric,

Move­ment show­cases the great skill of a highly at­tuned and con­fi­dent artist.

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8/10

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