This time, it’s the Polish Vivo-Records that has put out Baghiri’s album “Yalda” on de market.
“Yalda” is Persian for the longest, darkest night of the year, in which various religious ceremonies take place. Amir himself describes the album as “a new trip in the mystic and hidden world of the modern experimental Middle-east soundworlds”.
So it won’t be a surprise the music is filled with lots of ethnic influences, which unfortunately leaves very little room for synthesizers and electronic sounds .
No, fact is this is melting pot of ongoing, complex and fierce tribal rhythms, grooves and ambient sounds, which one might consider this a European “counter point” to Steve Roach’s “Trance Spirits” on composition and sound.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Amir Baghiri artist page
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