"the concept here definitely informs the music with noise, beat, and melody combining to create a soundscape much like the visual work of Basquiat...the album holds together well enough to make Nalbandian an artist to watch, and the music something that could hold its own at Low End Theory in Los Angeles. A highly recommended listen for fans of the beat scene."
“To Repel Ghosts transports the listener into a world of bewildering and enchanting soundscapes that are barely perceptible to have originated at the keys. Nalbandian works in careful circles, building slowly from understated rhythms into soft symphonies and back again. His array of floating melodies and elementary rhythms blend simplicity and intricacy, forming a unique and understated sound."
To Repel Ghosts is an experimental electronic production and live instrumentation album comprising eleven compositions by Nalbandian.
** released in association with Noise Boutique Music
released June 23, 2010
Recorded at Nemesis Studios August 2007
Engineered & mixed by Armen Nalbandian
Armen Nalbandian | laptop/fender rhodes
**All compositions composed by Armen Nalbandian and published by Blacksmith Brother
Special Thanks: Ara Nalbandian, Chris Bravo & Noise Boutique, Nate Gilbert, and Wax Poetics, Ubiquity Records, Def Jux