Caucasus 1 (music)
Artists: Afshar Namvar, Firouz Veysanlou
Album: The Labyrinth of the Caucasus
(Persia Digest) – “Caucasus 1” is from the album “The Labyrinth of the Caucasus” which, as the artist puts it, is a personal take on the culture and language of the myriad of ethnic groups from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea.
Haftgahe Moalagh [The seven skies] (music)
Artists: Farrokhzad Layegh, Arsalan Kamkar
Album: Haftgahe Moalagh [The seven skies]
(Persia Digest) – The album Haftgahe Moalagh [The seven skies] is a classical music string quartet with a take on the seven “dastgah” modal systems of traditional Persian music; a take of many contemporary musicians.
Artist: Kooch Band
Album: Kooch [Migration]
Genre: Fusion/Wolrd music
(Persia Digest) – “Convoy” from the album Kooch [Migration] is a love song performed by the kamancheh, nay, and the guitar, and based on percussion instruments. All pieces in the album are a fusion of international and Persian music.
Beats of gypsy (music)
Artist: Emad Tohidi
Album: Beats of gypsy
(Persia Digest) – The album “Beats of gypsy” is by Emad Tohidi, the skilled daf player who familiarizes us with various cultural spaces of percussion instruments.
Journey to Tibet (music)
Artist: Ali Bolboli
Album: In six directions and beyond
Genre: World music/Fusion
(Persia Digest) – “Journey to Tibet” from the album “In six directions and beyond” is a fusion of Persian and Tibetan music with the lyrics of Molana in a unique ambiance. The album is a journey to seven directions, six of which are the cardinal points and the seventh one is to the outside.
Sāye Kamar [In the shade] (music)
Artist: Philharmonic Choral Band of Iran
Album: Sāye Kamar [In the shade]
(Persia Digest) – “In the shade” from an album by the same name is a folk song performed by the Philharmonic Choral Band of Iran. the music has been arranged by Alireza Shafaghinejad.
Artist: Shāhin Alavi, Kaveh Vares, Farhoud Biglarbeigi
Album: Sormeh [Khol]
Genre: World music/Fusion
(Persia Digest) – “Autumn Warmth” from the album “Kohl” is in fact a trio of instruments totally different in culture which has created a rather gentle, absorbing atmosphere.
Artist: Soheil Mokhberi
Album: Adam Adam ast [A human is a human]
(Persia Digest) – This piece has been written by the talented composer, Soheil Mokhberi. The entire album has a descriptive, illustrative nature. The first five pieces of music in the album are based on the life and works of the renowned Iranian sculptor, Bahman Mohassess.
Vajd [Passion] (music)
Artists: Shojat Hosseinkhan, Sohrab & Tahmoures Pournazeri
Album: Afsaneh sho [Be a legend]
Genre: Fusion, world music
(Persia Digest) - Vajd [Passion] is an Indian song accompanied by Indian instruments (tabla and sitar), and Iranian instruments (tar and Kamancheh) alongside one another. Kayhan Kalhor has previously produced this genre of music in a number of albums.
Samte dur suye Ah [The far distance of Oh] (music)
Artist: Ali Ghamsari
Album: Samte dur suye Ah [The far distance of Oh]
(Persia Digest) – “The far distance of Oh” from an album by the same name is a piece by the modernist, experiential artist, Ali Ghamsari. The complicated melody and use of rhythmic silent intervals and rests are a prominent feature of his works.
Kuzeh [The Jar] (music)
Artist: Saeed Nayebmohammadi,Aidin Ahmadi Nejad, Homayoun Nasiri
Album: Fih ma fih [It is what it is]
(Persia Digest) - Fih ma fih(It is what it is) album is a combination of the three instruments of lute, cello, and percussion instruments. Each particular instrument has shaped a particular piece interesting in itself.
Ashian-e Dard [Nestling pain] (music)
Artist: Saeed Bahrami
Album: Bezan Baran [Hit O Rain]
Genre: Classic Persian
(Persia Digest) – The album Bezan Baran [Hit O Rain] has various pieces in the Persian traditional style, performed with the lute and accompanied by percussion instruments.