Monday, November 9, 2015

Vahagni, Imagined Frequencies

Vahagni is a guitarist of great technical scope and imagination. He plays the acoustic guitar with a facility that rivals someone like McLaughlin or the flamenco greats. Yet his music is not easily pegged. Listen to Imagined Frequencies (self-released). It is Vahagni and an ensemble of vocalists, bass, drums, percussion, cello, violin, and sonic design.

He is Armenian but his music partakes of a wide expanse of world folk, jazz, fusion, flamenco and classical elements in a bracing mix that centers around Vahagni's very involved picking and line-weaving ways.

It is music that has a very original stamp to it--beyond easy classification, holding its own as vibrant arranged music as well as guitar excellence. And Vahagni is a monster!! Listen! Here is a link to stream the music (Copy url and paste in your browser to access.)

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