(2018) Gulistan

Various Artists

... read moreAt 22, surrounded by his brother and father, who had taught him how to play the zarb (a Persian drum transforming the beat into a melody), Bijan Cheminari invited several musicians, among them Ross Daly, to accompany him on his sumptuous and intoxicating album. Beyond the interest one can find in...

01:02′:13″ 14 Songs

1
Various Artists
Liqa
5:09
2
Various Artists
Makrinitsa
8:00
3
Various Artists
Taksim Laouto
1:23
4
Various Artists
Socratako
3:49
5
Various Artists
Taksim Robab
3:32
6
Various Artists
Naom Gaffani (Traditionnel Du Soudan)
5:52
7
Various Artists
Taksim Duduk
1:23
8
Various Artists
Zeimbeki
5:21
9
Various Artists
Tarigh (Improvisation)
6:04
10
Various Artists
Gardesh
3:50
11
Various Artists
Syrto
8:14
12
Various Artists
Taksim Cistre
1:47
13
Various Artists
Sento D'amor La Fiamma (Estampille Italienne Du Xive Siècle)
3:38
14
Various Artists
Gulistan
4:11
Released 23 February 2018, L'empreinte digitale

Review

At 22, surrounded by his brother and father, who had taught him how to play the zarb (a Persian drum transforming the beat into a melody), Bijan Cheminari invited several musicians, among them Ross Daly, to accompany him on his sumptuous and intoxicating album. Beyond the interest one can find in the multitude and the originality of instruments chosen to compose this record (oud, cetera, saz, duduk, etc.), the true revelation comes from the result: a peaceful, rich, dense instrumental music inspired by many horizons and at the same time very homogenous. Recorded between Athens and Marseilles, Gulistan leads the listener in the Mediterranean area and further eastward. ~ Romain Guillou