Experimental percussionist Mohammed Reza Mortazavi signs to Latency for new album, Ritme Jaavdanegi

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  • The eight-track LP explores the 11/8 time signature and integrates Persian instruments.
  • Experimental percussionist Mohammed Reza Mortazavi signs to Latency for new album, Ritme Jaavdanegi image
  • Iranian percussionist Mohammed Reza Mortazavi will release his sixth LP, Ritme Jaavdanegi, this December. Ritme Jaavdanegi, which translates to "rhythm of eternity," was recorded in Berlin this past June and is inspired by Mortazavi's early music listening during his childhood years, according to the label. On the eight-track LP, Mortazavi explores the concept of an "eternal rhythm" via subtle percussive experiments in an 11/8 metre, a time signature based on the alteration of binary and ternary quantities. The percussion record also integrates traditional Persian instruments, like the tombak and daf. In recent years, Mortazavi has performed at the Berliner Philharmonie as well as the Sydney Opera House. He's also collaborated with the likes of Burnt Friedman, Fis and Mark Fell. Read our 2018 label of the month feature on Latency. Listen to "Roaming Pulses."
    Tracklist 01. Tears Of A Fakir /op1 02. Riding Time 03. Roaming Pulses 04. Taken By The Wind 05. Exploring 06. Dancing Eleven 07. Sudden Inspiration 08. Tears Of A Fakir /op2 Latency will release Ritme Jaavdanegi on October 22th, 2019.