Loga Ramin Torkian - Mehraab

Loga Ramin Torkian
Six Degrees Records (US)
Iranian born composer and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian is internationally recognized for his ground- breaking work with world music groups Niyaz and Axiom Of Choice, both of which he co-founded. Born in Tehran, Iran, Loga moved to the United States as a teenager after the Iranian Revolution. This major transition would fuel much of his musical and artistic expression in the years to come as he struggled to reconcile the bonds of tradition and culture with his own personal experiences. A highly gifted composer and a visionary, Loga is greatly respected worldwide for his ability to adapt the Persian classical repertoire to his own unique and modern compositions.

Currently based in Montreal, Canada, Loga is now releasing this first solo album 'Mehraab', which brings his exceptional musicianship along with his highly innovative and complex sensibility for composition to the forefront of a project. The album also features the astounding voice of Persian classical singer Khosro Ansari and draws a great amount of inspiration from traditional Iranian melodies and poetry.

Six Degrees Records may have fewer releases nowadays, but who cares when the quality is of such a high standard as this. This music here is not only expressive and emotional but essential for 'Globetronica'  lovers !

Published Monday Feb 13 '12