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Currently Listening to…Sepehr Haghighi

1(1) 2 4Recently released is this first album (DIY, 95 hard copies for sale) from our Iran-UK Sonics Residency participantsSepehrHaghighi in Rasht. At our behest he’s also created aBandcamp page for the album where you can pay what you will. This instrumental album contains 13 tracks of electronic compositions. Already renowned for an analytical approach to contemporary classical and experimental music,Sepehr is one who surpasses all of these, with his background in theatre and his future in Sound Arts. The pithily-named Gulf Stream, is often played out on strings both as themselves as midi-triggers for spatialised, ambient works and contrasting rhythmic tracks that speak of influences by Kraftwerk and stretched out elements of electronic programming experiments in time signatures from as early as the late 1980s on tape.