Long Arm took up music when he was a kid. In music school he studied how to play piano. He was really impressed by a DJ’s perfomance on one of the music channels when he saw it for the first time. It was difficult to get a turntable back then, so Long Arm and his friend started making them from old soviet phonographs/record players and collecting vintage vinyl records. Long Arm devoted all his free time to listening to those records. He spent his university years writing his own tracks, playing in various bands and participating in different projects. After his graduation he began working in Intelligent genre. His lifelong passion for jazz influenced his whole music style.
Working on his second studio album ‘Kellion / The Stories Of A Young Boy‘, Georgy focused more on the recording of acoustic instruments and children voices. Giving more attention to live recordings and combining them with old jazz samples and synthesizers. Working at home and taking ideas from his daily family life, the main source of inspiration is his own son, resulting in the song ‘Kellion‘ with Georgy’s son’s voice becoming a title theme of the album and revealing the conception of the new work.
Lately, Georgy invests more time in experiments with recording piano, other acoustic instruments and old synthesyzers.
His debut album ‘The Branches‘ made it into the radio shows of Mary Anne Hobbs (XFM), Tom Ravenscroft‘s show on BBC 6 Music as well as Gilles Peterson‘s “All Winners” show on BBC Radio 1, his personal list of favorites of the year 2011, alongside various other highly respected stations across the globe.
Long Arm – When Children Sleep (The Branches, 2011)
Director, Edit, VFX, Colorgrading: Frank Nanninga.