Vem, Sacred songs from Armenia (Studio SM /Abeille Musique)
“VEM” means rock in Armenian. The name of the album concerns the site where the recording was realized- the XII century rocky monastery Geghart in Armenia. Fantastic acoustics of the grotto and symbolic phrases from the Bible in English, French, Latin, Aramaic and Armenian accentuate the mysticism of the Armenian sacred songs (the most ancient ones come from IV-V centuries A.C) .
Traditionally, such sacred songs are interpreted “a cappella”, but the Armenian traditional wind instruments are incorporated into these arrangements in a very light manner.
The sound of “Shvi”, “Tav shvi” and “Blul” is mixed with the narration fom the Genesis, and Lucineh’s voice completes the image. 14 tracks of the album make you feel the universe’s breathe.
Links: www.abeillemusique.com and www.lucinehovanissian.am