Porya Hatami Vinyl, CD & tapes by Porya Hatami at Norman Records
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Arovane & Porya Hatami turned heads with their 2017 collaboration Organism. The record mixed the ambient IDM of the former and the experimental sound art of the latter with found sounds to create an LP of dense, droning electronic ambiences. Organism now comes bundled together with its follow-up Organism_evolution as a two-CD set courtesy of Karlrecords (John Cage, Steve Reich). The second record is a similarly curious thing that also shows off a greater influence of music concrete and contemporary electronica.
Porya Hatami & Arovane
Strange, delicate experimental songcraft from Porya Hatami and Arovane. Kaziwa features lots of stately piano, creeping around in an uncanny atmosphere of electronics. Everything feels an intimate ritual, observed from a distance.
Kaziwa is available in a regular Digipak CD edition or a fancy limited ‘art edition’ of only 75 copies which comes in the form of a set of five, corner hinged 6.5” square sheets of black fine art paper which have have been meticulously pastel buffed, punched, stamped, collaged, laser cut/burnt, and come with an attached vintage clock hand. Each set is backed with a used, antique shooting range target, and comes in a square, similarly modified translucent sleeve.
Porya Hatami is straight outta Sanandaj, Iran. Yep, you heard me. Quite where the connection was made with West Yorkshire's premier boutique imprint Rural Colours is a thing of wonderful mystery (it was probably on the internet, but that's not wonderful or mysterious so let's discount it). The results celebrate the label and artist's fondness for enveloping found sound fetish. Packaged in the customary refined manner, limited, and with enough bubbles and beauty to stand it out from its contemporaries.
Porya Hatami is an Iranian artist who finds, takes and manipulates sounds, integrating both organic noise and self-made electronic works into one palette. The result is a wavering ambient sound that washes over, while small flourishes of nature appear to actualise the landscape. 'Arrivals and Departures' is both still and constantly moving, for fans of Stars of the Lid who want just a tiny bit of life's urgency to seep into their Sunday ambient.