Releases

DecadesPeterDECADES/PETER – Crash Symbols (2013)

http://crashsymbols.tumblr.com/

Decades/Peter collects two related sets of recordings, two dynamic concepts that play off of one another, though Rostami’s work is normally highly narrative based thanks to his cinematic and literary influences. Peter is an aural distallation of his relationship with a former collaborator, written in his memory, and meant to encompass both his and the composer’s identity, as well as their intersection. Peter represents a more open ended collection of songs, particularly tinted by Rostami’s childhood love of video games. Decades was made as its deliberate antithesis. According to him, whereas Peter ‘croons with vocals and strings,’ Decades ‘grinds and falls apart in lush ambiance and static,’ though the thread of Rostami’s identity runs throughout. Together, they serve as a compelling introduction to the producer’s burgeoning body of work and conceptual repertoire.

Decades/Peter is a digital and cassette release. You can find it on web stores such as Boomkat and Bandcamp.

REVIEWS of DECADES/PETER

XLR8R

Impose Magazine

Vital Weekly

Matinee is Hell

Guide Me Little Tape

Aria Rostami - PeterPETER – Tomb Of Two Women (2012)

http://soundcloud.com/ariarostami/sets/peter/ (FREE DOWNLOAD)

“Peter” was written and recorded in memory of my best friend, Shawn. He was the other half of the music project, feie. We had a very abnormal relationship, probably in the same way that most best friends do. “Peter” is my way of trying to explain that relationship. The album is also influenced by videogames I played in my childhood. I hoped to combine a few distinct ideas and feelings I’ve had throughout my life and simplify them into one coherent sound. It is free for download (check above for link.)

REVIEWS of PETER

XLR8R

Dublab

Potholes In My Blog

Live For The Funk

Portals

verb/re/verb

No Fear Of Pop

That’s Deck

UNIFORM – Audiomoves (2011)

http://www.audiomoves.com/

Reissued on Audiobulb in 2013

http://www.audiobulb.com/

Uniform is a “remix album” and a follow up to my debut album Form. Form was about the deconstruction of sound while Uniform is about the reconstruction of it. Although the album contains only three proper remixes, the five new original tracks were guided by the spirit of a remix album. The songs were put together mostly by constructing field recordings, randomly recorded piano parts, and so on to create source material and then combined afterword to create songs. The new tracks were created to have some parallelism with the remixes. Uniform discovers the differences within similarities. Uniformity is nothing more than an idea; a force that turns and breaks from human lens to human lens.

Uniform is a digital release. You can find it at webstores such as Boomkat  and Amazon.

REVIEWS of UNIFORM

Lend Me Your Ears

SFWeekly (end of year list)

Chain D.L.K.

FORM – Audiomoves (2011)

http://www.audiomoves.com/

Reissued on Audiobulb in 2013

http://www.audiobulb.com/

Form was recorded in the Winter of 2010/2011 and marks that very specific time in my life. I started recording Form after my project, feie, went on hiatus and for all I know may never exist again. This work reflects my understanding and appreciation for all things coming to an end. The album starts off kicking and screaming and slowly unwinds from then on. Sounds burst out like living organisms, somewhat imperfect and random and then fall apart by refolding into themselves. It carries a bittersweet sentiment, a dying organism so to speak. It is a desperate attempt to latch onto form, but losing it all to the elements. The sound is unstable and fragile. The low ends hold power over everything. It is a battle between what an individual pursues and the overwhelming power of nature. The last song on the album is infinitely loop-able; an old memory as it plays forever.

Form is a digital release. You can find it at webstores such as Itunes and Amazon to name a few.

REVIEWS of FORM

Headphone Commute

Headphone Commute (end of year list)

FatCat Records

Igloo Magazine

Chain D.L.K.

Lend Me Your Ears

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