Arovane and Porya Hatami interview on Chain D.L.K

A lot of positive feedback followed “Organism” (Karlrecords), the fourth collaborative album by Uwe Zahn aka Arovane (if you are a follower of high-quality contemporary electronics, you should know his wonderful albums ‘Lilies’ and ‘Tides’ for City Centre Office and ‘Atol Scrap’ on Pole and Monolake’s imprint DIN, at least) and the surprising Iranian composer Porya Hatami (I could have introduced some of his releases on Hibernate in Chain DLK’s page). Let’s find out the reason for such acclaim together, with its authors. courtesy of Ulf Bueschleb  Chain D.L.K.: Hi Porya and Uwe! How are you? Arovane: I’m fine. Currently working in my studio on new ...
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Bandcamp Interview

Iranian electronic musician Porya Hatami has no interest in making you dance. Part of a robust and fertile Iranian underground electronic scene, his compositions occupy a blurry zone between ambient music and sound art. They combine field recordings with highly processed electronic sounds; tracks frequently cruise blithely past the 10-minute mark. He’s been shockingly prolific; since 2012, he’s put out at least nine solo releases (including full-lengths and a few 3” CDs), two compilations of remixes of his work by others, and multiple collaborations with artists in other countries, including Arovane, from Germany, and Darren McClure, who lives and works ...
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New solo album released on Line

Monads is the latest work by Iranian sound artist Porya Hatami. A departure for Hatami, this new album eschews melody in favour of abstract and at times very experimental sound design. The 12 tracks of Monads neglect to follow structure or narrative. They propose repetition, temporarily and indeterminacy as their substantial qualities Occasionally the textures reach the jagged end of the spectrum, tactile but never abrasive. An exploration of frequencies is present on many pieces here, subsonic at times, almost undetectable by ear, making themselves felt more than heard. The title of this selection refers to the basic elements of perceptual reality, a philosophical ...
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New collaboration album with Artificial Memory Trace is out on Gruenrekorder

Following from their 2015 release “EVOLVA 5”, Porya Hatami and Artificial Memory Trace continue their ongoing collaboration. Since 2014 the artists, based in Iran and Ireland respectively, have been exchanging field recordings from their local areas and processing them into otherworldly soundscapes. This extensive project’s latest chapter is “REPREMONITIUM”, a single piece lasting nearly 70 minutes and covering a lot of ground in its duration. Soft bell-like chimes flicker across the stereo field, the resonances of which grow into longer shapes and forms, until overtaken by more abrasive sounds that resemble Shepard tones, rising and falling, undulating into infinity. Darker ...
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In studio with Porya hatami – Interview on Headphone Commute

Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I was introduced to classical music while taking piano lessons as a kid and I was fascinated by the sound of it. Listening and trying to play classical pieces such as Beethoven’s sonatas and Chopin waltzes, I was inspired to write my own music for piano although I wasn’t satisfied with the outcome of my efforts. Besides a keyboard which I was using to practice my piano lessons, I had a Commodore 64 and I ...
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