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This Is Tehran?

by Various Artists / 30M

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    180 Gram vinyl edition of our "This Is Tehran?" compilation. Features inside out cover print, 300x300mm insert with additional info and graphic and a downloadcard

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Tehran - Iran's cultural melting pot with a population of 15 million.
There is a broad and lively music scene here, about which little is known in the West.

"This Is Tehran?" invites you to discover this music scene and marvel at its diversity. From contemporary classical sounds with Saba Alizadeh on the Iranian spiked fiddle Kamanche or Siavash Molaeian together with Kasra Faridi on the piano to the well-known experimental electronic musician Ata "Sote" Ebtekar. The electronic beats of a cooperation of Ehsan Abdipour and Andreas Spechtl stand naturally next to jazzy sounds of a Parastoo Ahmadi or Mina Momeni. The Otagh Band invites you to the dark, trip-hop laden "Rotenburg," which they wrote about the "Cannibal of Rotenburg."

“This is Tehran?” will be 30M Records’ second release, and presents the capital’s wild creative energy with tracks that span contemporary classical, to experimental electronics to trip-hop and jazz in a mesmerizing journey through a fascinating culture.

“This Is Tehran?”, a 10-piece album uniting diverse contemporary Iranian composers and musicians, invites listeners to discover and be amazed by the fruits of the marriage between heritage and innovation in the city of endless creativity.

“This Is Tehran?”, introduces a modern generation of composers from Iran that have been breathing new life to the traditional music of the country.

"This Is Tehran?": 10 tracks that arouse curiosity and invite us on a musical journey as we certainly did not imagine!


released June 4, 2021

1 Saba Alizadeh - “If I ever see you again”
Written and performed by Saba Alizadeh. Taken from the forthcoming album “May I Ever See You Again” (SMR003). ℗ 2021 30M Records

2 Ehsan Abdipour – “Sornarama”
Written and performed by Ehsan Abdipour. Synthesizer, additional percussions & mixing by Andreas Spechtl. ℗ 2021 30M Records

3 Hooshyar Khayam & Bamdad Afshar – “Char”
Written and performed by Hooshyar Khayam & Bamdad Afshar. Taken from the album “RAAZ” (SMR001). ℗ 2020 30M Records

4 Otagh Band – “Rotenburg 2020”
Written by Bamdad Afshar, performed by Bamdad Afshar and Otagh Band. ℗ 2020 Sheed Records

5 Pedram Babaiee – “Et Cetera”
Written and performed by Pedaram Babaiee. ℗ 2021 30M Records

6 Sote – “Pipe Dreams Metempsychosis”
Music: Ata 'Sote' Ebtekar (Electronics & Acoustic), Arash Bolouri (Santour + Extended Technique, Vocals, Tombak), Pouya Damadi (Tar + Extended Technique, Vocals), Poem: Bidel Dehlavi
Mastering: Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering. Courtesy of Diagonal Records ℗ 2019

7 Parastoo Ahmadi – “Balal Balalom”
Re-worked and performed by Parastoo Ahmadi. Based on an ancient Shirazi traditional
℗ 2020 Parastoo Ahmadi

8 Rojin Sharafi – “Naked City”
Written and performed by Rojin Sharafi. ℗ 2021 30M Records

9 Siavash Molaeian & Kasra Faridi – “Kolber”
Written and performed by Siavash Molaeian & Kasra Faridi. ℗ 2021 30M Records

10 Mina Momeni – “Divar”
Written and performed by Mina Momeni. ℗2020 Mina Momeni

Mastered at Tonhotel Hamburg by Gerd Mauff

Produced by Matthias Koch

For more information visit www.30m-records.com


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30M Records was founded in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. It is the international full service label for a new generation of artists in Iran. 30M Records releases music from a vibrant scene of a country many yet only know from the news.

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