Voices In The Dark contains for tracks across approximately twenty minutes. Kamyar Arsani both sings and plays the daf, a large wooden framed drum with some type of skin membrane, metal ringlets are sometimes attached to the inside of the frame. The drum can played handheld or positioned between the legs and played in a seated position. This instrument dates back roughly one thousand eight hundred years to the Sasanian Empire, also referred to as the Neo-Persian Empire. When listening to Voices In The Dark, the energy and passion are all Kamyar Arsani. Vocals and drum being played on the threshold of time and tradition. Benjamin Schurr does an excellent job adding droning electronics and producing this composition. Together, Kamyar and Benjamin, create captivating raw heartfelt euphony. If a comparison needs to be made, think early eighties albums titled Filth and Cop by the Swans.
Released on BLIGHT. Records out of Washington D.C. in the middle of July this year. In an edition of ninety nine? Not completely sure, but copies are currently available. This is the second solo album by Kamyar Arsani, here is the first tilted "No Freedom" from 2015.
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