AMINI, SIAVASH

FORAS (HALLOW GROUND)

AMINI, SIAVASH - FORAS 128087
Format:
1 LP
Release:
07.09.2018
Label:
HALLOW GROUND
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
128087
Barcode:
0617957552485
180 vinyl. After 2017's `Tar', `Foras' is the Iranian sound artist's second album for the Hallow Ground and his sixth solo album in only six years.

The four tracks see him returning to his singular approach that blends harsh electronic noise with lush granular synthesis and classical compositional techniques.

Over the course of roughly 38 minutes, the album navigates between different and at times seemingly contradictory moods, thus mirroring its underlying concept.

`Foras' explores how individual sorrow relates to and is triggered by space. Similar to what the late theorist Mark Fisher has dubbed the `eerie', the LP focuses on how landscapes and buildings connect to and transform the inside world and thus the psychological experience.

May it be by passing through a space haunted by collective memories of loss or tragedy, or by means of interpersonal dialogue, or even a memory of such events in each individual's mind elaborates Amini on the starting points from which `Foras' dives further and further into the darkness.

It is no surprise then that the incredibly lush soundscapes of `Foras'evoke distance as much as depth.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FIRST CAME THEIR SHADOWS
  • 1.2. APORIA
  • 1.3. THE BECLOUDING
  • 1.4. SHADOW OF THEIR SHADOWS