Porya Hatami: Aggregatum

Porya Hatami: Aggregatum

Porya Hatami: Aggregatum

There are 32 tracks on this album, most are around a minute long, with two approaching an epic 4 minutes.

Most of the pieces are grouped by name: Canto [A-C], Rima [0-6], Aiôn [0-9], Drip [0-9]. Along with the Canto songs, three named songs bracket the collection, “Time-Image”, “Movement-Image”, and “Recollection-Image”.

I can’t say I can particularly detect any similar organizational method or sound source used for pieces with similar names. Occasionally there are sounds which might have been created by instruments, but mostly this feels like manipulated noise/sound sources. There certainly isn’t anything that qualifies as electronic “music”, closer to the spirit of Musique concrète.

Some albums drop you into a sonic worlds all of their own and this is one of those albums.

I found it compelling from start to finish. Definitely a favorite, (so far,) from the SuperPang library.

Even though the pieces are short, there is a feel of progression between the various short bursts of sound.

I will say, for best effect, I think you should listen to this album with headphones or in a quiet room. It is not particularly good driving music.

Porya Hatami (b.1981) is an experimental sound artist based in Sanandaj, Iran. His compositions explore the balance between electronics and environmental sounds, utilizing processed acoustic and electronic sources. and field recordings. His debut album released on the UK based Somehow Recordings in January 2012.”

“Composed and recorded by Porya Hatami in Sanandaj, 2017”

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