Dariush Dolat-Shahi 'Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar' LP
This release will undoubtedly be met by the same deep breaths that have been shared by the small group of collectors who, over the past few years, have held original copies of this rare Folkways release in such high regard.
In simple terms this LP is the kind of record you wished existed while nothing really came close to the mark. Respectfully and subtly combining traditional Persian instrumentation, Modular synth exercises, field recordings and tape manipulation - this debut release from 1985 by Dariush Dolat Shahi bridges multiple cultural and stylistic voids and vindicates the vinyl buying market’s recent disparate interests in bygone Eastern experimental rock music, radio-phonic experiments, musique concrete, sound design, neo-tantric meditational records and other early accidental acidic electro murmurs.
For those who enjoyed the recently re-contextualised music of Ilaiyaraaja and Charanjit Singh while holding tight to the legacy of Pierre Schaeffer, Daphne Oram and the recently passed ilhan mimaroglu and harbour penchants for all things drone, teutonic, electronic, demonic and euphoric this record has just changed all your plans for the weekend. A perfect primer for the aforementioned labels and a proud indication of what to expect from this eternally studious camp in 2013.
Catalogue number: VCR-003
Label: Dead Cert