Photo by Polly Antonia Barrowman
Azniv Korkejian has roots that stretch from Syria and Armenia to Texas and L.A. Her moniker Bedouine–referring to the nomadic bedouin culture–is more than fitting; she’s not just a physical traveler, but a musical one, too. After earning a degree in sound design in Savannah, Georgia, Korkejian worked with L.A. bassist Gus Seyffert on a batch of songs. The pair brought them to Matthew E. White and his Spacebomb studio in Richmond, Virginia, and the team-up couldn’t be more perfect. As Bedouine, Korkejian makes out-of-place, out-of-time music, inspired by ’60s and ’70s singer-songwriter headiness, an aesthetic that White and Spacebomb have turned into an art form the past few years. “Dusty Eyes,” from Bedouine’s forthcoming debut album, sways back and forth between just a few spacey chords, with lush strings filling in the blanks. It’s cosmic folk, born from several divergent paths finally coming together.
“Dusty Eyes” appears on Bedouine, out June 23 via Spacebomb.
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