Gurumiran is the musical project of Lebanese/Armenian producer, songwriter, guitarist and lyricist Miran Gurunian.
Gurumiran’s debut solo album Aberrance is a mixture of dark Eighties synth-pop (think Black Celebration-era Depeche Mode) and glitch rock, with distinct arabesque and Armenian sounds prominent not only in his compositions, but also in his guitar playing and technique. All of which topped with theatrical vocals reminiscent of David Bowie and Nick Cave and blended together on a record that’s highly engaging, slightly disturbing and intensely personal.
Location: Atelier of Omar Fakhouri
The session has been filmed atelier of Omar Fakhouri, the Lebanese visual artist who conceived the Aberrance album cover photo. It is located in Sodeco, Beirut, where the ‘virtual’ green line during the Lebanese civil war was ‘drawn'. The Green Line was a line of demarcation from 1975 to 1990. It separated the mainly Muslim factions in predominantly Muslim West Beirut from the predominantly Christian East. Many of the buildings along the Green Line were severely damaged or destroyed during the war. Since the end of hostilities, many of the buildings have been rebuilt.