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鍛冶 兄

Blacksmith is the translation of my last name, Nalbandian, or rather “son of a blacksmith” - signifies a level of craftsmanship I associate with artists like Toni Morrison, Hiroki Nakamura, Wes Anderson, and Kerry James Marshall; representing my overall approach to the music.

- and “Brother” because I’m the eldest of two brothers.

The Blacksmith Brother label was founded simultaneously with the release of my first album, Armen.