Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang - Atmosphères (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 89:01 minutes | 1,55 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
This far-reaching double album, recorded and mixed in three days in Lugano, introduces a quartet featuring pianist Tigran Hamasyan with Arve Henriksen on trumpet, guitarist Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang on live samples. The musicians had played in diverse configurations on ECM, but with Hamasyan at the centre of the sound, bringing with him ancient folk melodies transfigured in the compositions of Komitas, other inspirations come into play. All four players are at a creative peak here, whether freely reflecting upon Armenian themes or spontaneously shaping atmospheric soundscapes together.