RAAZ has been awarded “Best album 2020 from Iran” by beehype
Hoosyhar Khayam / Bamdad Afshar – “RAAZ”
“RAAZ” (meaning “secret”) is like a journey in a long dream through mysterious spaces. A mystifying melange of contemporary piano and strings, Sufi folk recordings of Baluchistan of Iran and eccentric electronics.
A concept album described as “secret beats from Iran” and “the shape of folk to come” is the result of the collaboration between pianist and contemporary composer Hooshyar Khayam, score composer and electronic musician Bamdad Afshar, Baluchi traditional folk musicians and Tehran-based string quartet, Scheherezade, produced by Matthias Koch and published by young Hamburg label 30M Records.