New album from the Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan. Follows his Nonesuch label debut, Mockroot, of which London's Guardian said, "A phenomenal piano player, an irrepressible entertainer, a promising experimenter with hi-tech gizmology and a creative world-music composer. Mockroot plays vivaciously to all those strengths." The musician says of his new solo recording, which features ten new compositions: "These songs are musical observations about the world we live in now, and the weight of history we carry with us.". Hamasyan will perform in Australia for the first time in June, when he appears as a guest of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Winning the 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition at just 16 years old, and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition three years later, Hamaysan has seven critically acclaimed albums and a string of rapturous receptions at festivals world-wide to his name. In 2016 he was named International Instrumentalist of the Year (Piano) at the ECHO Jazz Awards.