Experimental, Avant, Ayatollah-core, Ethno Punk, Ethno-Prog, Kraut, Minimalism, Psychedelic Post Punk, Noisescapes, Electric, Limited edition DIGI pack CD kiadvány, 2021.
Digisleeve with gorgeous booklet : artwork by Marco Appiotti.
Born in 2015 as an improvisational duo with Nazim Comunale on analog keyboards and Andrea Silvestri on guitar, after 2 years of free-form extemporization and some live chaos, Iran started working with drummer Rodolfo Villani on 7 structured tracks, recorded 2 years later with Francesco Massaro on clarinet and Alessandro Cartolari on baritone sax as guests. Today Roberto Rettura play the drum.
“Aemilia” is the debut album by Iran, an instrumental trio from Reggio Emilia, Po Valley’s dead center. Originally formed by Nazim Comunale on analog keyboards (Caboto, Nazeem) and Andrea Silvestri on guitar (Taras Bul’ba, R11) as an improvisational duo, the band indulged in free-form extemporization, with self-combusting harmoniums (no metaphor intended), satoris, assorted noises and surveys of the Ocean of Sound, trying to develop a dialogue in absence of given coordinates, but navigating by constellations and landmarks ranging from Soft Machine to This Heat, Oneida and 75 Dollar Bill, Gong and Reich, from contemporary to stone age. After eighteen months they decided to work on more organized music with drummer Rodolfo Villani (Lourdes Rebels), recasting improvised material in seven structured tracks, recorded two years later at Bunker Studio, with Francesco Massaro on clarinet and Alessandro Cartolari on baritone sax as guests, attempting an escape from post-rock towards a melting-pot of kraut minimalism gone awry and ethno-punk, junk dealer’s drum machines and heavy grooves, electric sheep dreamed by androids, sound salads and psychedelic noisescapes.
Nazim Comunale: Analog Keyboards
Andrea Silverstri: Guitar
Rodolfo Villani: Drum
Francesco Massaro: Clarinet
Alessandro Cartolari: Baritone Sax
YouTube video :
“Magnitogorsk” (official): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3icJPqpQ3bA
4.Regium Lepidi 07:54