The Terrestrial Funk label has been around since 2018, has released six records and is shifting east with »Silk Road: Journey Of The Armenian Diaspora (1971-1982)« now. So far, from Florida, they’ve moved the Afrobeat league around Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor, dug up lonely breakbeat banging from the nineties with Airpeople and shuffled across the tarmac with a new record by DMX Krew. For this release, DJ Darone Sassounian was allowed to trace his ancestor and curate seven tracks between boogie, soul and psych-funk-slag from Armenia. The result is a summer record, no question, but also an attempt to portray a generation of musicians who carry the collective trauma of the genocide against their parents within them. Listening to the seven pieces between Marten Yorgantz and Eddy Jeghelian, you don’t get lost in pathos. Rather, you travel back to the Yerevan of the 1970s, to get into a taxi in Armenia’s capital and take a spin – folk music sounds from the windows, there is a smell of departure and a bit of the West. At least in the music. At least on this record.