Incredible debut album reissued. Dariush Dolat-Shahi created some of the most fascinating and singular music on 1985's Electronic Music, Tar And Sehtar. Here the Iranian-American composer and instrumentalist combines traditional Persian instrumentation, modular synth experiments, field recordings and tape manipulation for a sound that is completely unique and utterly timeless. The result lands somewhere between drone, folk, ambient, electronic, and experimental music that acts as a bridge to several cultures all the while standing in a zone all its own. It's always a pleasure to discover these kinds of records via reissues and represses as original copies are scare and very expensive. Worthy of repeat listens, recommended.
- originally released in 1985 on Folkways
- debut album from Dariush Dolat-Shahi
- music label: Dead-Cert Home Entertainment 2015
reviewed by TKB 06/2015
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