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Label & Cat.Number: Touch Seven TS15
Release Year: 2013
Note: second release for this new artist on Touch from Iran, recorded in the refugee camp in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany (!), melancholic ambience & sad persian vocalizations, breaking your heart..
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €7.50
More Info7" vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft
Recorded with rage during the winter of 2011/12. “Voice of a Burnt Generation”, sung by Hani, recorded lo–fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany.
Side A Hejrat
Side B Endless Spring
It says on the jacket that one of the melodies used on this 7-inch is pulled from a lo-fi recording at a refugee camp in Germany. Damn Sohrab, where do we go from here? And Sohrab will answer your question with another query: Where won’t we go from here? Between Strangers is experimental thought-crime on the highest order, obsessed with waves, open ear space, unconventional rhythms, and woozy soundscapes. “Endless Spring” is a crowd erupting then slowly settling into perpetuity, after which each participant wanders into the desert and gets lost in the void. That’s actually the flip; “Hejrat” leads off and follows a sitar and sampled siren singing into a temple of super-subdued drone. Water is burbling in a fountain as the chanting holds our gaze, a shuffling half-beat keeping time. More liquid drift drips into a drone funnel before a stuttering static edge hints at a locked groove. But it is not to be; relax, the end is near. [Gumshoe]
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