PACIFICA, Release Date: January 26, 2018
For decades, the feverish and fierce art of Flamenco guitar has spread like wildfire from Spain to points around the globe. Armik is now honoring that legacy in the Nuevo Flamenco genre by fusing a wider variety of musical styles including Flamenco, Spanish guitar, and Latin jazz. Armik, who has produced and performed on a vast number of Billboard’s number one best-selling albums, leads the remarkable guitarists of the Nuevo Flamenco genre with Pacifica, his 29th recording of 11 original songs for his record imprint Bolero Records. With over 35 albums charting in the top 10 spots on the Billboard New Age chart, Armik is the most popular Nuevo Flamenco guitarist recording and performing today. His songwriting, virtuosic performances, and adaptations of today’s most popular musical styles to many traditional Spanish music genres, while maintaining a strictly improvisational approach has made him a trailblazing virtuoso who is without comparison. With Pacifica, Armik’s complex but assessable blend of Spanish guitar, Latin jazz and Flamenco traditions will surely bring him continued worldwide critical acclaim, fame and an enduring legacy unmatched by his Nuevo Flamenco peers.