New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Two years in the making, Mihail Doman's first full-length release is an epic realisation of his view of the human condition, as told through his music, which manages to be both minimalist and thought-provokingly complex. Arhythmology is a story of rebirth and new beginnings.
Born and raised in Romania, Mihail has created Arhythmology as a fully-immersive experience, one to be heard, ideally, as a whole entity rather than to be dipped in and out of. Segmented into nine phases, each numbered in roman numerals, in the style of one of his heroes, Jean-Michel Jarre, it shares the legendary French composer's journeys through sweeping musical landscapes - to use Mihail's own description, "a soundtrack without a film".
Listen to lead track Arhythmology VI below:
Multi-instrumentalist Mihail has created nine textured suites to allow the listener to construct their own visuals, without an overbearing narrative or structure influencing the experience. Using electronic and orchestral elements to broadly encapsulate rebirth, humanity and discovery, there is also a video to support the track Arthythmology VI, intended by the composer to be a modern pro-feminist film with influences from Botticelli's Birth of Venus - classical themes which transcend time and reflect the modern age we live in.
Mihail cites his musical influences as coming from the worlds of traditional classical (Beethoven) modern classical (Ludovico Einaudi; Ólafur Arnalds), as well as composers who famously use music alongside film, in particular Vangelis
and Hans Zimmer.