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Video: HELLO, MY NAME IS SOPHIA - Live @ Loggia degli Abati - Palazzo Ducale, November 25, 2017

Posted: December 3rd, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Armenia Live @ Loggia degli Abati - Palazzo Ducale, November 25, 2017. Photos by Mihail Ivanov and Lucia Luce

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Posted: November 27th, 2017
Author: Armenia

Electronic Live Set and Visual

November 25, 2017 - Loggia degli Abati - Palazzo Ducale - Genova

Etherea

Posted: November 7th, 2017
Author: Armenia

A great collaboration with LISFRANK!

HERE I AM (FEAT. LISFRANK) - BONUS TRACK

Armenia and Lisfrank

The "We Are Still Machines" closing bonus track is "Here I Am", the result of a great collaboration with LISFRANK (https://www.facebook.com/lisfrank.official)!
Fulvio Guidarelli (stage name Lisfrank), is an historic name, a pioneer of Italian synth wave, active since 1980 within the rising underground turmoil of Italian electrodark. In "Here I Am" (one of my tunes of 2011 specifically recreated here) he has brought his voice, his crucial style, text's invention, his synth, merging with the song in a unique way and bringing it to a new exciting level. I am infinitely grateful to him for the gift!

Posted: October 22nd, 2017
Author: Armenia

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<KN> (kainobuko) - Yeah I Know It Sucks (Sep 15, 2017)

We Are Still Machines

Armenia - We Are Still Machines

Artist: Armenia
Title: We Are Still Machines
Keywords: alternative amir mofrat electronic iran dance electronic music electronica kamancheh Genoa

The hit by Armenia "Like A Dervish" might be still in your head, forever fresh like a just caught fish of special electro psychedelic pop it simply never seems to wiggle its recognizable happy tail. But hey! The producer just dropped an entire studio album and trust me this pleasant tune is included (twice!) so this might be enough reason to catch it & enjoy. Let me walk you through it cause that's what we normally do around here...
At first I felt like being beamed back to the time in which the boys of Kraftwerk had been kings of the world, a period in which robots and their sounds still spoke to the imagination & modern music was more old school than the nowadays. This "we are the enemies" is like the "we are the robots" of the future, taking the best parts of the retro perspectives, cleaned it all up and brought it back to life again!
For the progressional track named "Like a dervish" I had already penned up a whole essay about, fill in the search option and you will find it. Let me tell you in a very short version of a review: this stuff is good! But after this it's time for "impressions", a totally different kind of tune, less concrete and to the point, more shimmering like some kind of robotic dinosaur that needed a soundtrack to place its flat paws along. Step by step this electric track walks and when it's done it's time for a bunch of numbers. These numbers are getting repeated so we can try to count along & enjoy them with some slushy lasers, some construction work on the backdrop and a bass. It's not like the pocket calculator song of Kraftwerk "catchy" but more like a minimal countdown that might be more of a filler than a killer. Nonetheless I found it fairly enjoyable.
As expected after a count down the real shit will happen, and with this track named "Balance" this pretty much hit that euphoric highlight in its agenda. It comes with some kind of thematic themed melody, it comes with the sound of wind and a industrial sounding science fictional rhythm and a robotic female voice to keep the atmospheres in higher atmospheres. It's utterly mysterious, like a startrek series in which the Borg had taken over the main leading roles of the enterprise and its crew members & all is a bit more dark & robotic. Everything is getting reassembled, the whole show gets a make over and it feels much more creepy than comical.
A more upbeat moment on the album comes with the arrival of "3days", one in which a electric rhythm gives reason for shiny boots to hop on and off the floor and robot impersonators could do their stiff dance moves. More special and magically interesting is all that is happening within the "engage me (ballet)" track. It's a combo of a robo-bounce hitting a slow bong with classical cultural references. Not something that seem to come from outer space or a robotic world but something more Armenian, with an old school violin and even a moan-singing man that seems to be completely into some kind of trance... yep, pretty damn interesting!
It comes as a real delight when the song with its cultural melody gets a full on electronic return, with bubbling baselines and a fine electropop groove that is so cool that even the moan-singer seems to be at home in!
The album ends with the (as promised!) recognizable hit, loved by yours truly and probably by others like yourself. Of course it's "Like a dervish" taking the listener for the last time to a strange outer space in a experimental psychedelic pop way... it's a blessing to end upon this high melodic notes, there is no doubt that even though the fair amount of other tracks on this album; it's still the best tune of Armenia!
https://armeniamusic.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-still-machines
<KN>”

We Are Still Machines

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Posted: October 11th, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Video: EXTRACT - Live @ Museoteatro della Commenda di Prè, September 23, 2017

Posted: October 6th, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Armenia Live @ Museoteatro della Commenda di Prè, September 23, 2017. Photos by Marco Cacciamani, Anna Ducci, Angela Mambelli and video capture

Armenia live photos and video capture

Posted: September 25th, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Video: 3DAYS (TECH-GLEBA) - We Are Still Machines

On Bandcamp €. 7,00

Posted: September 24th, 2017
Author: Armenia

2017 - WE ARE STILL MACHINES Album

My new studio album, the second of my new artistic cycle, finally lands on Bandcamp, uncomfortable, restless and faceted!

WE ARE STILL MACHINES Album

Posted: September 12th, 2017
Author: Armenia

Electronic Live Set and Visual

September 23, 2017 - Museoteatro della Commenda di Prè - Genova

Esplorazioni

Posted: September 8th, 2017
Author: Armenia

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<KN> (kainobuko) - Yeah I Know It Sucks (May 22, 2017)

Armenia - Like a Dervish

Artist: Armenia
Title: Like a Dervish
Keywords: alternative electronic dance electro electronic music electronica Genoa

Dervishes, pay attention! As this "like a Dervish" tune is probably high up your alley! A electronic track that feels like it would suit mechanic dancers and proud Dervishes at the same time, clearly being a self celebrating Dervish tune in which a Dervish could truly identify with.
With a steady electric beat and a organic sounding session of orgasmic synthesizer sounds it truly sets the blitz. Together with a peculiar futuristic voice that follows on to form a stretched out alien pop structure, this "dervish" tune goes in like a futuristic dance track that moves up and down with robotic precision.
It might be difficult to rightfully describe this tune, but let's say that this track is like a Dervish. "The Dervish focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God." A thing that oddly gets there next-level style within this anthem.
The single comes in two versions, one the straightforward one that I could imagine being broadcasted through outer space and beyond among dervishes & the second mix to be the more rare sounding mix that comes in nicely fellable audio waves.
https://armeniamusic.bandcamp.com/album/like-a-dervish
<KN>”

Yeah I Know It Sucks

Posted: June 2nd, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Video: Kseij Dance and Armenia - 3DAYS - "IO È" extract - Live @ Budapest Táncszínház / DEPO / Budapest Dance Theatre - Budapest, HU, May 26, 2017

Posted: June 1st, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Kseij Dance and Armenia Live @ Budapest Táncszínház / DEPO / Budapest Dance Theatre - Budapest, HU, May 26, 2017. Photos and video capture

With Sara Ferrera, Sara Gualtieri, Giorgia Ponticello, Chiara Ramone, Martina Sgarlata, Sindi Stana, Chiara Traverso, Alice Vancheri

Kseij Dance and Armenia live photos and video capture

Posted: May 30th, 2017
Author: Armenia

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Video: LIKE A DERVISH - Digital 45

On Bandcamp 2 tracks €. 1,98

Posted: March 29th, 2017
Author: Armenia

NEW Digital 45!

LIKE A DERVISH

Like A Dervish Digital 45

On Bandcamp 2 tracks €. 1,98

Posted: March 23rd, 2017
Author: Armenia

Show

May 26, 2017 - Budapest Táncszínház / DEPO / Budapest Dance Theatre - Budapest, HU

Kseij Dance

Posted: March 19th, 2017
Author: Armenia


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