Reviewed by Piruz Paltow
Many artists have made the connection of Persian and Flamenco music and Flamenco guitarist Mehran‘s, who’s last name is Jalili, latest effort proves to be another worthy one. The common formula of Spanish rhythms with Persian melodies has always been a great recipe and this well-produced recording was obviously well-thought during its creation. The apparent inspiration of this recording was the recent political activities in Iran and this recording honors the bravery of the citizens that stood up to the oppression of its current regime. With tasteful melodies and introspective Dark Side of the Moon-influenced introductions throughout the record, Mehran’s music transcends the standard world cross-over tag.
This recording features quality musicianship and heartfelt arrangements of each song. Some choice cuts are “Yare Dabestani” and “Ahriman” both well mixed with great guitar tone and percussion sounds that makes this recording worthy of a good listen and also stands as relaxing atmosphere music.