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Persian Electronic Music Vol 2 / Sacred Horror In Design

SRV454
LP black vinyl LAST COPIES

Reference:
SRV454 LP
Price:
18,00€

Unusual colour and complex microtonality found in the classical music of Iran / blurts of noise, sour tones, and a vaguely technoid or dubwise impression expose the inner rhythm and counterpoint embedded in this strummed music / emotional, mathematical and polyrhythmic principles underpinning Persian music, the record reveals a dramatic blend of acoustic Persian instrumentation and contemporary electronics.

Sote aims to devise an idealised fusion of the musical heritage and tradition of Iran with the forward-thinking vision which has propelled his storied career producing techno, hardcore and computer music for labels like Warp, Ge-stell, Morphine and Repitch.  Now living in Tehran, his music has frequently grappled with the strict cultural restrictions imposed in his country over the past few decades, finding a space and setting to nurture new developments in experimental sound and performance.
Working with Arash Bolouri who plays the santour (Persian hammered dulcimer), and Behrouz Pashaei on the long-necked, four-string setar, Sote frames and responds to their traditional artistry. On occasions he directly manipulates the music emanating from their ancient instruments, cultivating and thickening up a surreal and beautiful tonality plucked from their strings with a series of processing techniques, but mostly each track is a peaceful arrangement and partnership, Sote electro-acoustically augmenting their movements within his own cybernetic framework.

SOTE DISCOGRAPHY ON SUB ROSA

Persian Electronic Music / Yesterday and today 1966-2006 (with Alireza Mashayekhi) 2CD / SR277
Ata Ebtekar (aka Sote) and the Iranian Orchestra: Ornamentalism CD / SR284

FEATURES

ATA EBTEKAR
ARASH BOLOURI
BEHROUZ PASHAEI

TRACK LISTING LP / 6 TRACKS

A1 Plebeian  10'29
A2 Boghze Esfahan 6'40
A3 Plural 5'03
B1 Flux Of Sorrow 6'46
B2 Segaah 8'17
B3 Holy Error 7'32

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