The ARMENIAN NAVY BAND is without a doubt the most comprehensive expression of Arto Tunçboyaciyan’s 35-year musical journey; of his virtuosity as a composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer; as well as of his life experience and philosophy.
The album presents an almost 50-minute-long composition in eleven parts, which is dedicated to nature. “Natural Seeds” takes the listener along part of the path of life that Arto Tunçboyaciyan and his musicians have traveled. The recording equally represents the return to the origins of the musical “seed” of the Armenian Navy Band; the tremendous joy and affection which the band’s musicians feel with and for each other in the here and now of their life together – also outside the recording studios and stages; as well as the hopeful, self-confident view to the future. That is simply avant-garde folk the way Arto Tunçboyaciyan understands it!