Viken Arman returns to All Day I Dream with a moving EP, ‘Life’
Viken Arman‘s propensity for weaving enthralling ethnocentric sounds into lush, deep tech with polished finesse quickly put his name on the map among the transformational circuit. After seeing heavy support by All Day I Dream head honcho Lee Burridge and making his debut on the label with On A Blue Road, the Armenian maestro returns for another EP titled, simply Life.
Its eponymous opener tells the story of “someone or something growing up,” according to Arman. He certainly does well in covering the scope of life in sonic form, traveling across ethereal soundscapes painted with melancholic strings and emotive melodic arrangements that elicit an intense, chilling reaction in anyone who listens. “Life” later gives way to “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,” a dissonant piece brimming with haunting piano chords carefully placed among an exotic, percussive backbone. It’s quite minimal in nature compared to the EP’s opener track, though plenty impactful nonetheless.
Listen to Life below: