Musical conceptions of eternity permeate the history of music, from the most ancient of traditional songs to the most cutting edge of contemporary composition. Usually, it manifests in percussion; this is how composer Mohammad Reza Mortazavi conceived of his Ritme Jaavdanegi. Loosely translated as “rhythm of eternity”, Ritme Jaavdanegi sees Mortazavi muse on the eternal on the traditional percussive instruments of Persia — namely, the tombak and daf, among others — on which he is a pin-sharp maestro. As if to hold two fingers up at both modern Western experimental music and computerised music altogether, each track on this LP is pure ancient futurism and a testament to the man’s immense stamina and elephant-hide palms.
Bleep on Ritme Jaavdanegi -October 2019
Posted on October 31, 2019 in Uncategorized