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by Hamed Mafakheri



Durations, the powerful debut album by Hamed Mafakheri, is drawn from his experience of war as a child in Tehran. Out July 3.

"Rolling back the clock, I just remember sounds, sounds of red, yellow and white of air raid alarms, aircrafts, and explosions... Having the experience of war at the age of 7, I knew one day I would translate what I felt and heard into something meaningful. Little did I know that this would evolve with me and transform into an obsession with war which could justify my tears watching a documentary in Berlin about World War II like an individual who has experienced it personally. In creating this set, my goal has mostly been to depict sounds from the images in my head and the events in my present or maybe previous lives. Like a painter drawing in my mind with colors, I utilized the sounds around me to make a meaningful picture. I recorded many sounds, and described my ideas to my friend Ankido Darash, who plays cello, to improvise in different locations. Then I would sit down, sometimes with a clear idea, but other times with a vague one, yet I knew the work would lead to this result; it would guide me at times. And this is how it kept rolling…"
Hamed Mafakheri, Tehran, June 2020.


released July 3, 2020

All tracks by Hamed Mafakheri
Mastered by Simon Scott at SPS Mastering.
Photography: Sherry Akrami
Cello: Ankido Darash
Special thanks to: Siavash Amini


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