Metro is thrilled to host Lebanese Armenian artist GURUMIRAN for a live concert on Wednesday 27 June at Metro Al Madina.
Gurumiran will be accompanied by his long time friend and violinist Delaney Stöckli with whom he toured and performed in the U.S., Europe, and Egypt. This unique collaborative performance will feature new songs Guru has been writing and performing recently with his fellow musicians Carl Ferneine, Kristian Reslan, and Armen Sepetov.
“Une musique unique qui déploie ses multiples facettes dans la retenue et l’explosion au cœur de la voix grave de Gurumiran, et s’il faut toujours cataloguer la musique, de son électro-rock, nerveux, bondissant et planant tout à la fois.” – Agenda Culturel (Beyrouth)
“Électro-rock arabesque et sons arméniens proéminents. Gurumiran présente un concert résonnant entre guitare électrique, voix à la David Bowie et paysages électroniques futuristes.” – Onorient (Paris)
If you’re familiar with Miran’s previous releases as Pindoll (Twisted Times, 2013) and Blend (Act One 2003), or as a producer and songwriter with Eileen Khatachadourian (Midan, 2009) and Tania Saleh (Wehde, 2011), the guitar work on his debut solo album, Aberrance – atmospheric, effects-heavy bursts that flit in and out of the songs with subtlety and skill – won’t be any surprise to you. What might be, though, is the mixture of other influences, from dark Eighties synth-pop (think Black Celebration-era Depeche Mode), through the theatrical vocals of David Bowie and Nick Cave, to glitch rock. All of which is blended together on a record that’s highly engaging, slightly disturbing and intensely personal.
However, what sets apart Gurumiran’s music from the rest of the electro-rock acts around the world is the distinct arabesque and Armenian sounds prominent not only in his compositions, but also in his guitar playing and technique. There’s rarely a musical passage on Gurumiran’s record that doesn’t bring in an instantly recognizable ‘Oriental’ sound, whether in the way he mimics a duduk, oud, or saz on his guitar, or the groove arrangements often making use of tablas, req, katem, daholla, etc. that blend in with the electronic soundscapes reminiscent of Radiohead and New Order.
For more about the artist: www.gurumiran.com
CD And LP are on sale at Metro Al Madina
Doors open: 9:30 PM
Concert Starts : 10 PM
Ticket: 25.000 L.L.
20% Student discount