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Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar

Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar

In five original compositions, Iranian-American Dariush Dolat-Shahi blends computer tones and ambient sounds from nature with the Persian stringed setar and tar in his first record with Folkways. Birdsong, frogs, and thunderstorms create a backdrop for the undulating electronic arpeggios and the instruments’ improvisational style. This 1985 release balances the strikingly compatible old and new components, with a focus on rhythm and melody, to form a unique soundscape. Liner notes include information on the original spiritual context of the traditional instruments which inspires the music as well as a brief bio on Dolat-Shahi.

Track Listing

Sama' Dariush Dolat-Shahi 9:00
Shabistan Dariush Dolat-Shahi 2:15
Hur Dariush Dolat-Shahi 4:14
Zahab Dariush Dolat-Shahi 13:22
Razm Dariush Dolat-Shahi 6:24