Category Archives: #Sound

ISTEGHNA ♦ New album from Hassan K.

Hassan K. ‘s new full-length album is finally available on digital files and vinyl! Imaginary world, waking nightmare, sensitive ecstasy, scholastic humor, Isteghna proposes a psychedelic adventure in the occult of the deep Self, in search of the being of Light.

12 crazy tracks available on Cheap Satanism Records (BE), Extra Normal Records (UK), October Tone (France, and rest of the world).

Euronoize LP


Last May 2019, EuroNoize invited bands from across Europe to perform at an alternative music showcase modelled on the Eurovision Song Context. To celebrate that event, all the bands recorded a track for this brand new vinyl compilation avalaible here.

Emotional Jukebox

Emotional Jukebox was born out of the observation of a music-loving boomer: users mostly consume streamed music classified into playlists based on keywords or emotions (music for work, meditative music, music for moods, …). This usage is gradually erasing independent music in favor of sponsored artists that flood the channels. The idea of this project is to take this method of listening and classification and apply it to the extreme. The user’s emotions captured by the webcam will help an algorithm to compose a playlist in tune with the mood felt.

Arte Tracks Rootronica


Hassan K, Kiki Hitomi, Loya : alors que le genre a longtemps pointé son regard vers le futur, une nouvelle génération de musiciens cherche dans sa propre histoire de quoi se projeter vers l’avenir.

Reportage Arte Tracks 12 min.


En perse, Bakhtak est le démon de la paralysie du sommeil. Ce 5e album d’Hassan K. est la bande son d’un cauchemar éveillé, d’une épopée hallucinée en forme de voyage initiatique, empruntant aux légendes persanes, aux rituels mystiques.
LP inclassable oscillant entre musique folklorique iranienne, surf, metal, noise, electronique, …

paru le 16 février 2018

All tracks written and produced by Keyvane Alinaghi
Acoustic, virtual instruments, programming: Keyvane Alinaghi

♥ Artwork: Norma Tattoo
♥ Mastering: Nîm

Attila Tralala
Besides Records
October Tone
Tandori Records



Hykayat LP Vinyl -Edition of 200
order @darlingdada or @Tandori Records

« The look of which I know is the look he knows me »

This sentence is taken from Western Exile, thoughts and mystical story of the Persian philosopher Suhrawardi. It sums up the album:
– Hykayat in Iran, is a mystical story.
– Western exile is a journey to the celestial pole, to immaterial palaces.

This album is a tribute to the Persian thinkers and scientists of medieval Islam. It invites the listener to travel throughout eastern lights, axioms of creative imagination that influenced alchemists, mathematicians, astronomers and western philosophers. It was designed to stimulate your light guides to accompany your souls to the house of the fields. It passes through time and space through hybridization of genres, rhythms and tones (metal, swing, electro, rock, philharmonic…).

Artwork: Norma Tattoo
Mastering: Nîm




Hassan K. nouvel Album
150 CD digipack

Mantiq at-Tayr, Sufist poem from middle-age Iran, brings profane to illumination.
Talab (search) is the first step of this journey, another spiritual step of the mystical pilgrim Hassan K.
With his 13 tracks, Hassan K shows his Iranian roots, like on his last LP, 30 Birds. Talab is very rich and brings you to weird electro, surf music and even heavy metal. The release also shows quiet compositions and cinematographic pictures.
Hassan K has lots of influences but he stays always coherent and has a very personal sound signature.


Le Mantiq at-Tayr, poème soufi de l’Iran médiéval, amène le profane vers l’illumination. Talab (la recherche) est la première étape de ce périple, une autre étape spirituelle du pèlerin mystique Hassan K. Avec ces 13 morceaux, Hassan K fait de nouveau écho à ses racines iraniennes comme dans sa précédente release, 30 Birds. Talab est un album riche en influences et en sonorités inattendues. L’écoute réserve de nombreuses surprises, en nous amenant vers de l’électro barrée, de la surf music ou du métal, mais livre également des instants plus calmes à l’écriture intimiste. Sa musique est imagée voire cinématographique.
Malgré toutes ses influences la force de Hassan K est de rester cohérent et de disposer d’une signature bien à lui.

All tracks written and produced by Keyvane Alinaghi
Track n°5 based on Erik Satie’s grooves

Acoustic and virtual instruments programming: Keyvane Alinaghi
Circuit Bending: Valkiri
Mastering: Yoann Lubiato []
Design and Artwork: Marie Fromont []

Thanks to the Alinaghi dynasty, my rainbow princess, my Hashashin band comrades and all my franjj riot.

Hassan K.


Hassan K is a mystical one man band from Persia. DIY artist, Keyvane (his real name) mixes folklore and technologies, occident and orient, surf music and bellydance, swing and heavy metal… in crazy live acts, not too far from transe. With a guitar, a keyboard and a few sensors, he travels from the west kingdom to the Turan, spreading the words of his illuminated ancestors…


Moche Pit


Dumb interactive sound, 2009
Keyvane Alinaghi
with the support of EnsadLab.

* Moshing refers to the act in which audience members at live music performances push and/or slam into each other for the purpose of entertainment. It is typically done in an area in front of the stage which is referred to as the mosh pit or simply pit. It is most commonly associated with concerts featuring more aggressive musical genres, such as hardcore punk and heavy metal. The term « mosh » came into use in the early eighties American hardcore scene in Washington, D.C.

Moshing is chaotic and violent. The Moche Pit display requires that the users/performers produce a certain level of agitation in order for the virtual instruments—keyboards, sequencers, samplers, rhythm boxes—to start to play. The higher the energy level, the faster the beat. When the gestures of the performers are jerky, the rythm of the sequence is out of beat ; when the gestures are fluid, musical themes begin to emerge; when the bodies collide, the sound level increases, etc.

These breaks in rhythm and sudden changes of pace are related to the notion of « agogics ». Sound here is directly related to the behavior and energy of the actors/spectators and their game-like interactions.

Real Air Guitar


performance new technology-dumb-hardcore, 2008
Keyvane Alinaghi, Avec le soutien du studio Art Zoyd.
merci aux structures ayant accueilli le projet.


Le projet est une performance rock électronique pensée et réalisée dans les studios du centre de recherche musicale Art Zoyd. Elle met en avant un instrument virtuel, la «real
air guitar » dont la partition s’inscrit dans une composition musicale électronique.


La « real air guitar » est la concrétisation sonore de la gestuelle du air guitar qui est une technique (une discipline maintenant courante) qui consiste à mimer, généralement sur le mode de la dérision, les gestes d’un guitariste sans avoir d’instrument en main. Sur scène, un interprète vêtu d’un T-shirt à l’effigie d’un groupe death métal américain et un mini short en jean. Rien de plus?

Loin de la démonstration de nouvelles technologies, proche de la danse absurde et de l’art du mime, la « real air guitar » tend à être une performance à la limite du « fake »: la
technologie de cette guitare aérienne existe bel et bien…seulement tout est caché jusqu’à la fin…





Ciné concert, 2010
Keyvane Alinaghi

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam Yeşilçam’ın kült, fantasik filmlerinden biridir. Çetin İnanç’ı dünya çapında üne kavuşturmuş olmasına rağmen, bu ün filmin hedefinden sapmasından kaynaklanan, ironik bir durumdur. Yönetmen ve oyuncular bilim-kurgu/korku türü bir film yapmak için yola çıkmış ancak kurgu, teknik yetersizlikler ve Cüneyt Arkın fenomeni filmi, sinemanın ilgi çekici bir başyapıtı haline getirmiştir.

Murat, pilote de vaisseau spatial, et son coéquipier combattent des extra-terrestres. Ils s’égarent sur une planète, qui sera prise d’assaut par l’Empire Tyrannique. Les impérialistes comptent dominer l’univers grâce à l’intelligence humaine : Ils prennent des cerveaux humains pour constituer un seul cerveau gigantesque. Murat combattra l’Empire et deviendra le très légendaire homme qui sauva le monde…

Sonoscopie #1 #2

Sound Pix

performance musicale, 2006/2007
Keyvane Alinaghi
Art Zoyd, Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Le Phénix.


Sonoscopie est une pièce multimédia utilisant les instruments acoustiques traditionnels,
électriques, instrumentariums de musique concrète, et des développements informatiques réalisés
pour les besoins des compositions. Le parcours proposé au public est jalonné d’installations, de
pièces de musique instrumentale, mixte ou acousmatique, intégrant la vidéo.
2006 Corps Sonore (Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes)
2007 Les abeilles tueuses (Phénix, Valenciennes)
2008 Booty Bass (Phénix, Valenciennes)