13 September 2020
Only 6 months after the retro-inspired, two-album journey of THE SEARCH came to an end, the band are publishing their new Indie Rock record "Heart's Racing" on September 25, 2020. As in the previous two albums, Razmig Tekeyan wrote, recorded, and mixed the complete album himself.
"Heart's Racing" is formed by old ideas blended into new songs within the well-known THE SEARCH framework that has Razmig’s singer-songwriter abilities as its core. Trusting his intuition, he brought the guitar back in the spotlight and the result bears a passing resemblance to the highly acclaimed album “Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized”; more distorted guitars, fewer synths, sparse acoustic parts, inspiration drawn from songs such as “The Warrior” by Scandal, “One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams, and “Your Love” by The Outfield, are few of the ingredients that make up the no less than 18 tracks of "Heart's Racing".
The album is about ambition versus inhibition, desire in contrast to reality and those moments when the heart is racing but the mind is resisting. Framed by “Saturday Night” and “Tell me I’m not alone”, the work includes a homage to the band Pulp (“Ghosts”), while the bass and drums in “In my restless Dreams” are inspired by an old The Search track called “Panic Attack”.
“The listener can expect a dynamic album of punchy sing-along pop songs, acoustic tracks, mid-tempo rockers, and the odd bit here and there.” (Razmig)
And who knows what the future will bring since THE SEARCH became a band once again shortly after “Heart’s Racing” was recorded; Razmig along with Viktor Thylwe (Guitar), former long-time member who has now returned to the band, Johann Bernövall (Drums, Ex-Light In Your Life), and Eric Nyberg (Bass, Ex-Light In Your Life) are already back in the rehearsal room…
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6 September 2020
Only 6 months after the retro-inspired journey of THE SEARCH came to an end, the band are publishing their new Indie Rock album "Heart's Racing" on September 25th, 2020.
Razmig Tekeyan gives us an initial taste of his skills as a singer-songwriter in the song “Winter”, selected as the first single as it deviates the most, in terms of arrangement and tempo, from the previous two albums. "Winter" can be downloaded for free at our website and streamed on all major streaming platforms.
1 July 2020
From July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, Germany’s value-added tax (VAT) is reduced from 19% to 16%.
We have decided to transfer the benefits of this VAT reduction directly to you so that you can enjoy lower prices on all products in our store and help support your favorite artists.
The 3% discount is automatically applied to all orders at the checkout!
26 June 2020
We just published our first ever media book edition of an album: "End of I" by the Belgian artist ART OF EMPATHY is now available at Bandcamp and in our store. This special edition comes hand-numbered with 32 pages of artwork and lyrics.
Furthermore, to mark this edition, we also released a lyrics video for the song "End of I" on YouTube.
10 June 2020
10 years after the release of “Posthuman Decadence”, the Belgian artist ART OF EMPATHY returns with the album “End Of I”. Empathy reflects our social and moral nature and is broadly defined as the ability to understand, experience, and identify with the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others. Displaying empathy constitutes a form of art that enables people to connect with each other in a world where antisocial, selfish behavior is often not only encouraged but praised.
“Solitude is bliss, but strength is in numbers.” (AOE, 2020)
Sculpted out of acoustic guitars, dark synths, bombastic orchestration, and pounding percussion, skillfully carved with vocals ranging from intimate, haunting whispers to loudly chanting choirs, “End Of I” embodies a vision and a hope: that humans transcend the current individualistic way of life and attune to the whispers of other humans, species, and mother Earth, as we are all part of the same living network.
The essence and true sound of ART OF EMPATHY are reflected throughout the entire album, which is rich in lyrics and quotations and spans no less than 12 tracks and 71 minutes. “End Of I” may be a lot to digest in times when everything tends to be flashy and superficial, but any work that is poised to elicit self-reflection and re-evaluation is not for the faint of heart. “End Of I” was necessary and worth waiting for.
True to his character, ART OF EMPATHY has always used Creative Commons license and made all music, lyrics, and artwork available for free no matter how much time and effort were invested in them. His only request is that people share the music, so that it gets a chance to reach all those who will see themselves in and get inspired by it.
“People search for authenticity and durability in a world that is full of falsehood and volatility. And music will always have a compelling power that nothing else can match.” (AOE, 2020)
“End Of I” is so unique in and of itself that we decided to offer a tangible experience of the album by publishing a Limited Collector’s Edition: a hand-numbered Media Book with 32 pages of artwork and lyrics limited to 100 units.
The Media Book can be pre-ordered directly at our website or at Bandcamp and the order includes a free download version of the album. “End Of I” will be officially released on June 26th.