Night Silence Desert
Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian
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||Silence of the Night||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||3:54||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Desert||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||6:14||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Instrument & Vocal (Poem By Baba Taher)||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||8:28||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Desert Night||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||2:14||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rain (Lyrics By Ali Mo'allem)||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||9:35||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Festive Occasion||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||6:51||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dotar Instrumental||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||2:10||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Setar Instrumental||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||6:18||€0.99||View in iTunes|
||Instrument & Vocal (Ghazal By Attar Naishabouri)||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||10:46||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Lover's Plight (Ghazal By Houshang Ebtahaj)||Kayhan Kalhor & M.R. Shajarian||6:06||€0.99||View in iTunes|
An epic modern suite deeply rooted in Iranian musical traditions, Night Silence Desert seeks to unite East and West, past and present, to create a new sound for the country's future. Composed by multi-instrumentalist Kayhan Kalhor, the album features a stellar ensemble of Iranian folk and classical musicians supporting the soul-stirring melodies of legendary vocalist Mohammad Reza Shadjarian, whose lyrics juxtapose the centuries-old poetry of Baba Taher with contemporary lyrics. This fusionist approach is especially effective on songs like "Saz Va Avaz," where haunting droning notes that create an air of unrest are offset by Kalhor's hypnotic solos and Shadjarian's passionate ode to an enticing woman "whose unmade eyes vie with kohl-rimmed ones." On instrumental numbers like "Desert Night" and the intro to "Rain," soloists like santur master Ardavan Kamkar and ney virtuoso Behzad Forouhadi step forward, their dazzling melodic runs thrusting their talents into the spotlight. Together, they help to create a transcendent sound that perfectly evokes the atmosphere implied in the album's title.
Born: 24 November 1963 in Kermansha Province, Iran
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s