VARIOUS ARTISTS

Zendooni (CD)

CD

PHARAWAY SOUNDS

Cat Nº: PHS001CD

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EASTERN

12,00 

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Zendooni celebrates a time when Pop artists in Iran ruled the country. During the 70s, before the Revolution, Occidental and Middle East mannerisms collided and the result was a new kind of Iranian Pop which incorpotated different genres and arrangements to its Persian roots. Touches of Funk, Jazz, Latin, Bossa, Progressive- Psychedelic sounds and Morricone / Blaxploitation styled soundtracks can be heard on this collection, culled from miraculously survived vinyls and cassettes.

 

A surreal voyage back to the Golden Age of Persian Pop. A vibrant time when female singers like Nooshafarin, Azita, Pouran or Ramesh appeared in colourful teen mags dressed in full hippie fashion. We are proud to present for the first time to Western ears amazing examples of Persian psych-prog like “Safar” by Hassan Shamaizadeh and “Vi Bafa” by Kambiz ; Persian funk by Azita, Nooshafarin, Emad Raam, Pooneh ; Bollywood styled sounds by Ahmad Wali & Hangama and much more.

 

Remastered sound, colour insert with pictures and detailed liner notes.

 

CD comes with colour booklet and one bonus track

 

“…Tehran pop tunes often have melodic phrases common to the traditional dastgah system. Here, those modes & scales impact with some western instrumentation that’s audibly swankier than any you might’ve bumped into elsewhere. Funky, slick & stiletto-heeled pianos & strings sparkle with the same foxy wit as any 3am jazz session, Boogaloo or Blaxploitation tune. You’ll hear cuts & swivels that would make Quincy Jones jealous right alongside santur, tar, or tonbak. The blend makes for riveting & unexpected music…” (Angela Sawyer, Weirdo Records, USA)

 

Tracklist: Ahmad Wali & Hangama: Shab Labane Dagh Khesh – Nooshafarin: Ouj – Farzin: Khoda Hafez – Nooshafarin: Parastesh – Emad Raam: Ey Vatan Iran – Nooshafarin: Ghebleh – Fereshte: Shahre Khali – Hassan Shamaizadeh: Safar – Kambiz: Bi Vafa – Amir Rassaei: Aroos Khanom – Morteza: Rahgozar – Simin Ghanem: Gholake Cheshat – Azita: Setareh – Pouran: Molla Mamad Jan – Farzin: Zendooni – Pooneh: Hamishe Tanha – Ramesh: Ghoroobaa Ghashangan – Taherzadeh: Baaghe Geryeh – Neli: Gheseh Raftan (CD Bonus track)