“Veerian” is the result of a collaborative project involving Uwe Zahn (aka Arovane), Porya Hatami and Darren McClure. Started in the summer of 2015, the 3 artists created a shared pool of audio ideas, exchanging sounds from their studios in Germany, Iran and Japan.
Tracks slowly evolved from these initial sessions, sounds being added and subtracted, then further processed and arranged into pieces that incorporated each artist’s individual style. Melodic piano parts rise above swirling layers of granular textures and processed field recordings to create widescreen ambience. The project put an emphasis on abstract sound design merged with more emotive, tonal elements to conjure an album that reflected three sonic viewpoints as a whole.
Recorded by Uwe Zahn, Porya Hatami and Darren McClure between August and November 2015 in Berlin (Germany), Sanandaj (Iran) and Matsumoto (Japan).
Mastered by Porya Hatami in January 2016
Artwork by krista Svalbonas (www.kristasvalbonas.com)
Inside photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier