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).
« 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…).
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 [lymixstudio.com]
Design and Artwork: Marie Fromont [mythoftherainbow.com]
Thanks to the Alinaghi dynasty, my rainbow princess, my Hashashin band comrades and all my franjj riot.
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…