Amir Baghiri – Yalda

Amir Baghiri - Yalda

Release data:

Amir Baghiri – Yalda
CD-R, Vivo Records, 2003

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.
The nice atmospheric passages of electronic origin are just ink spots on this non-electronic music cd…


You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Amir Baghiri artist page


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