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Syrian-born, Los Angeles-based Azniv Korkejian, more widely known as Bedouine, is thrilled to release 'Bedouine' on CD in Australia for the first time!
Bedouine is singing, like rain down a granite ruin, sweet as jasmine in the summer darkness, lilting crystal movements, precise and sure, the kind of voice that forms civilizations. Bedouine has a story to match the name, Azniv Korkejian, born in Syria to Armenian parents, spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, and moved to America when her family won the Green Card lottery.
Living at various times in Boston, Houston, Lexington, Austin, and Savannah, she found a community of musicians in Los Angeles that feels like home.
One day she walked into Gus Seyffert's studio to inquire about getting a reel-to-reel tape machine, something analogue and portable to record herself in small, quiet places. On a whim, he asked if she would play a song right then, so she stepped into the room and cut 'Solitary Daughter' (later added to FBi & Double J in July) in a first take, and they were off on a three year collaboration.
Bedouine's voice is at the centre, a serene narrator, restless or still, taking deep pleasure in moments of trust and recognition, close observations or oblique truths, exploring the deep complications of displacement. Her debut collects two coasts, combining L.A. studio magic and Richmond's Spacebomb Records sound in a rich new world of style and song.
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- 1. Nice And Quiet
- 2. One Of These Days
- 3. Back To You
- 4. Dusty Eyes
- 5. Solitary Daughter
- 6. Summer Cold
- 7. Mind's Eye
- 8. You Kill Me
- 9. Heart Take Flight
- 10. Skyline