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DISC: 1

1. Emil Abramyan ~ Sky
2. Bei Ru ~ Port Sayid
3. Lara Sarkissian ~ Suspended In Time, By The Sea
4. Armen Ra ~ Crane
5. Deradoorian ~ Three Duduks
6. KamavoSian ~ Masiv Calling
7. Melineh ~ Antsi Antsnem
8. Serjo ~ Love Delivery
9. D.zúk ~ Arevmutq
10. Taleen Kali ~ Sonic Meditation

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Featuring virtuosos of "Contemporary Armenian" music such as Bei Ru, Lara Sarkissian and Armen Ra, as well as shedding a light on the independent music scene in Yerevan, "YERAZ" is an exercise in ethnomusicology. Classical songs and instruments collide with the full spectrum of electronic-based music from ambient to techno and everything in between, building a mosaic inside of a specific cultural context. Whether you are looking to get lost in meditation or bring dynamic energy to a room, this record serves as a tool kit for all intents and purposes with a traditional touch. The double-LP is split between Angeleno artists (Sides A and B) incorporating folk instruments and melodies to reinterpret the "Contemporary Armenian" idea outside of the established pop landscape, and Yerevani artists (Sides C and D) emulating popular musical trends of the West through their native lexicons. Critique will be donating 100% of it's net profits from sales of YERAZ to Kooyrigs, a non-profit organization providing resources for women and transparent aid to the Armenian homeland. You can learn more about their mission and projects at www. Kooyrigs. org.