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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