Boghze Esfahan

from by Sote

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    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 and Opal Tapes.

    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

    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.

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from Sacred Horror In Design, released July 28, 2017


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