Friday, August 11, 2023

Siavash Amini - Eidolon [Room40 Promo]

Released via Australia's ever active Room40 imprint on July 7th, 2k23 is "Eidolon", the latest longplay release cooked up by Iranian composer x sonic explorer Siavash Amini. Over the course of three brand new pieces and a total runtime of 36 minutes Amini, heavily influenced by the maqam system of 13th ventury Iranian music and its microtonal approach, opens with a frosty variation of interstellar Dark Ambient which drifts off into calmer, more soothing Ambient territories as "Ortus" progresses and evolves whereas the subsequent "Instant" presents intertwined layers of intense midrange drones seemingly derived from wind or brass instruments before being electronically processed and enhanced. Furthermore the closing cut "Relicto" pairs tender Ambient atmospheres with close up recordings of high pressure air flows and gnarly digital low end rumbles, partly with tectonic qualities, and therefore might be our favorite of three compositions on this album. Good stuff.


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