I'm extremely excited to share what I plan to be my most definitive, unique, and diverse piece of work yet. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing musicians who performed my tunes with me live at a concert in Los Angeles. In addition to experimenting with various recording and production techniques, I want to be able to incorporate that live instrumentation and energy into my next album. With your involvement and support, we can make it all happen!
Many of you may be familiar with my first album, 'L.A./Little Armenia', which attempted to combine sounds and melodies from vintage Armenian vinyl records with contemporary, electronic sounds and rhythms. This time around, my aim is to push forward and explore even further dimensions of sound in an attempt to create a truly never-before-heard collection of music.
'L.A./Little Armenia' was recorded and released in a small home studio on a modest budget. With this upcoming album my goal is to go above and beyond what can be achieved through those means, and plan on having collaborations and input from various musicians and professional audio recording engineers. I plan on producing, arranging, and releasing the album by myself without any input or intervention from a record label or corporation, and humbly ask for your support to properly bring the project to life and to be able to share it with as many people as possible.
There are numerous ways to get involved and be a part of the album from the ground up, all of which are outlined in this Kickstarter campaign, including gift packages available for all donation amounts, most of which are limited edition and exclusive to this campaign. The goal is $10,000.00, which is the minimal cost for recording, mixing and mastering. All additional funds will be used to cover the expenses of promotion and distribution.
Please check it out and I hope to share the journey and vision with you all. Thank you for the support!
"The sound of a diaspora that settled in Los Angeles, Armenian music filtered through Dr. Dre's The Chronic and underground hip-hop." - LA Weekly
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Risks and challenges
Having worked with musicians throughout the Los Angeles area, I've been lucky enough to have found certain people whose input is not only incredible musically speaking, but also perfectly complements the style and sound that I've been working diligently on creating and pushing forward. The concept and ideas I have for my upcoming album are challenging in every way, but in spite of that I'm extremely excited and confident in pursuing it. In the process, I'm looking to work with certain audio engineers who can help make everything sound as sonically close to what I hear in my head as possible. The difference between an average audio mix as opposed to a quality one can literally make or break the way something sounds, especially considering the addition of live instrumentation. With this in mind, my aim is to create a powerful and imaginative piece of work that wouldn't be possible without these key elements.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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