This collection is a fascinating retrospective that showcases his talents nicely. Something of a musical magpie, he fearlessly plugs in to all manner of influences, instruments and collaborators with the kind of gusto and skill that can only be admired. It’s extremely accomplished and extremely impressive.
It’s beautiful and satisfying: be bathed by its waters and wash off all your troubles…
A cinematic soundscape of complex and beautiful construct, featuring the sublime violin work of Iranian musician, composer, violinist and songwriterAli Tajvidi.
Art Tawanghar has been making unique, culturally varied, and extremely accomplished music for a considerable period of time. We got the chance to catch up with him for a retrospective on his catalog and to delve into the ethos and methodology behind how and why he creates the works he does. * * * Hi … Continued
As arrangements of classic pieces go, this is, by definition, a unique one and it’s always satisfying when the quality of the piece is matched by the ambition of the arrangement.
Fire is a riot of sound and culture, and may be the ultimate feel-good ethnic mashup!
A little research unveils that music incorporating 432Hz may have healing properties. I know that I feel better for having listened to something so accomplished, undeniably moving and simply gorgeous.
This global spirituality seeks to make us all realise our oneness, our unity as life itself, and this composition plays a stunning role in drawing focus towards that.
There’s a dreamlike, natural-world quality to the entire arrangement. It’s a busy set-up, but it doesn’t feel that way – the in-the-moment jam session presents a level of unity, which lends its oneness to the listener from afar.
Seeing composer and artist Art Tawanghar directly and inescapably address the state of our world, the future we have created for our children, She Is Everything is a heavy-hearted and powerful single – one that holds nothing back in terms of the damage and devastation occurring all around us.
There’s a certain passionate depth to the writing, and the featured singer handles and presents this with an air of realness. Behind the vocal though, the soundscape is decidedly complex, unexpectedly detailed and multi-layered to the point that you can pick up something new with each revisit.
This music is, by all accounts, the sort of near-trip-hop, meditative experience deep thinkers crave for a little calm & insight. What makes it stand out though, is the organic nature of the instrumentation, and the carefully selected structures that feed certain moments & flickers of soul & passion into the process.