Recently i posted Long Arm’s (in fact Georgy Kotunov) video but I like his works so much that I have to share a little more of his music . Gregory is from Orneburg, which is situated very close to Russian- Kazakhstan border. Now he lives in Moscow and having provincial background he makes great music, which seems to be made somewhere in London or NYC studio. It is a sign of our times, when a man from a place so distant from a centers of musical life of a genres he is involved makes music so deeply immersed in sounds so remote from his origin culture. His albums (“The Branches”, “Organic”) sound extremely western while still having some eastern fantasia, which gives his tunes so great sound. Fantastic samples, loops and much, much more.
Gilles Petterson from BBC Radio 1 chose “The Waterfall Inside Me” by Long Arm the best track of the year 2011. For me it’s not the best last year tune, but it’s deamn good like a rest of his works.