New Interview for Cyclic Defrost

Uwe Zahn, better known as Arovane, has been putting out music since the end of the 90’s-early 00’s until a period of hiatus. From his first years there are some memorable works on City Centre, and he took a broader path after his comeback on n5MD in 2013, with some remarkable collaborations in labels such as ASIP or Éter Editions. Porya Hatami hails from Iran and is among the most refreshing news in field recording in recent years. He started releasing music in 2012 and since then he made a prolific set of productions including several collaborations. Uwe and Porya ...
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new album “Organism_evolution” coming out on Karl Records

On “Organism_evolution”, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Organism”, AROVANE and PORYA HATAMI add elements of musique concrète and electro acoustic music to their experimental, field recording-based ambient sounds. Since his return from a 9 year long hibernation in 2013, the Berlin based electronic artist UWE ZAHN alias AROVANE has been more productive than ever and released a dozen of solo and collaborative albums. PORYA HATAMI, one of the main protagonists of the vivid Iranian electronic underground, released several albums on labels like HIBERNATE and introduced himself as a skilled experimental sound artist exploring the balance between electronics and ...
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Kaziwa is getting reissued on vinyl

Kaziwa is the second collaboration between Porya Hatami and superlative sound designer Uwe Zahn's Arovane project. The album was originally released on limited compact disc via the Time Released Sound boutique label in July 2016 and now sees rerelease on n5MD. Each of Hatami and Zahn's collaborations has been vastly different from one another focusing on a feeling or technique. With Kaziwa the duo focused their attention toward nostalgic layered piano vignettes. The album's closer "feer" was the first track they worked on and used it as their jumping off point. What began as a simple loop of piano morphed ...
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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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