Personnel: Armik (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Annette Dashchi; Armik.
Liner Note Author: Paula Edelstein.
Recording information: Bolero Records Studio.
Prolific flamenco guitarist Armik reprises the lush Spanish-styled world of his 2014 release Romantic Spanish Guitar with a second volume. As on the first volume, the Iranian-born American musician matches nimble flamenco guitar flourishes with Latin percussion, accordion, and even fiddle on this 11-song set. Armik's heavily reverbed production and use of synthesizers has always kept his music just a shade away from new age (whose charts he has dominated over the years), but his smooth technique is still that of a very capable guitarist. While Romantic Spanish Guitar, Vol. 2 is no great leap for him, it's a solid release that dovetails neatly with his previous few offerings. ~ Timothy Monger