One of Arrival's core artists, Russian artist Gregory Esayan, has previously showcased his talent with EPs such as "One Way Ticket" and "Cold Breath". His music has been supported by the likes of Solarstone, Jaytech, Ruben De Ronde, and Boom Jinx, and since his first appearance on Silk in 2012, he has only continued to present listeners with unique and uplifting songs. We're extremely proud to present Gregory's debut artist album, "Impressionism", on Arrival, featuring 10 inspiring progressive cuts.
The title track begins with a hypnotic female speech segment, while Gregory's signature arpeggio lines build up in the background. "On The Horizon" features unique guitar riffs and gorgeous vocal effects. The break introduces lush piano lines, as well as intricate percussion stems. A splendid atmosphere is quickly established in "Your Warmth", the break of which sees the introduction of outstanding synth work and various sound effects. Previously featured as a single on parent label Silk Digital which reached #35 on the Beatport Breaks Top 100 chart, "Starman" features a stunning breakbeat and wonderful layered melodies. "Once More", featuring Japanese pop singer and song-writer Ai Takekawa, is a blissful song composed of Ai's beautiful vocals and Gregory's unmistakably well-crafted melodies and textures. Starting out with space-inspired radio chatter, "Call Of Space" features smooth percussion elements, as well as enjoyable string layers that we witness in the break. "Drawing The Life" starts out with a wealth of interesting sound effects and well-crafted female vocal stems. The soundscape slowly evolves, and is beautifully supported by subtle guitar riffs. Ai Takekawa makes her second appearance on this album in "Monday Night". The memorable chorus hook is smoothly enhanced by the vast array of unique melodies. Starting out with a tremendous atmosphere with wondrous sound effects, "Pilgrimage" features a prominent bassline groove and goose bumps-inducing sounds throughout the entire song. Closing out the album, "Triumph" starts with a unique and energetic riff, later accompanied by Gregory's signature guitar riffs and lush female vocal stems.
released September 22, 2014
A&R: Eliran 'Probity' Mukdasi
Cover Design: Laurent Sadeg
Mastering: Aeron Aether
Video Editor: Wachterberg
Video Directors: Suishu Ikeda, Aerial Advantage, Justin Brown