DIMANCHE 8 AOÛT 2010
The Provincial Archive  +Ben Spencer’s Funeral  +armen at the Bazaar

The Provincial Archive

Indie / Folk / Experimental

Un projet Indie/Folk, basé à Edmonton. Avec un penchant pour les arrangements musicaux et une collection toujours croissante d'instruments, The Provincial Archive écrivent la musique pour documenter les détails de toutes nos histoires méconnues.

Ben Spencer's Funeral

Alternative / Acoustic / Indie

BZARYN

Electro / Alt / Pop

Armen at the Bazaar

Alternative / Healing & EasyListening / Gospel

Un vrai musicien éclectique qui maîtrise parfaitement l'art du one man band. Il offre un folk/pop doux et réconfortant avec sa voix exceptionnelle et son jeu de guitare parfait ! L'album est fantastique, mais son spectacle nous transporte à un tout autre niveau.

Armen Bazarian is anything but a choirboy. Invigorated by the timeless power of the human voice. Armen began exploring pop songcraft in his early teens, writing and recording countless acoustic demos. He fronted rock, emo and orchestral-pop projects, and while the thrill of a band setting strengthened his confidence as a performer. He found that group dynamics ultimately obstructed his stalwart, singular vision. And thus, Armen at the Bazaar was born. Slowly, but forcefully Armen has vanquished the need for a band’s accompaniment; in the studio, by spending countless and sleepless nights honing lush orchestrations and tight arrangements; on stage, through a multi-channel looping and sampling allowing him to be his own backing band rife with layered harmonies of choral chanting, soaring guitars and tribal percussion. While he stands alone, both on the stage and in the studio, his music is anything but empty—his voice full of life and his sound full of colour.

“Hard-working Montreal-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Armen Bazarian returns with his second self-released EP in as many years. Fantastic production complements Bazarian's playful take on indie, folk and psych. Virtually drumless until Anna's Song bursts into epic electro breakbeats, Armen instead uses guitar, sound engineering and overlapping phasing and echoing of his own voice. Drive With Me especially captures the studio wizardry that allows Armen's harmonies to blissfully hypnotize the listener in a style reminiscent of Animal Collective's Avey Tare. Two EPs show a ripening artist with character and verve - keep an eye on this guy.”
4/5
The Hour, Steve Lalla