Friday, July 29, 2011

Ahmad Zahir- Hip 70's Afghan Beats! (Guerssen, 2011)

A major star in Afghanistan in the 70s until his death, and a legend today, Ahmad Zahir has something impressive to offer to all Western ears open to exotic rock & pop sounds. Compiled from his vast discography, here’s a selection with some of his best tracks, an astounding set showing his unique, distinct psychedelic sound. All moving around his deep voice, and with the use of electric guitar (incl. some wah- wah), stunning reverbered drums, some sitar and tabla, organ, flutes and bass, he made it to record some incredible folk- pop tunes that will now meet another world. First time ever out of Afghanistan, listen to the hypnotic, psychedelic folk- pop sounds of Ahmad Zahir! Remastered from the original mastertapes and including extensive linernotes. (Guerssen)

Classic Afghan psychedelic groove. Talk about a lost genre... Ahmad Zahir's voice is all soul and elegance. A heartbreaker. And his band is smoking hot! An incredible new LP from Guerssen Records. Right up there with the best of Sublime Frequencies. While clearly a very different song style, the overall vibe is somewhat reminiscent of their Algerian Proto-Rai release. This is the kind of thing I live for. A total must. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly.

Buy it! (Forced Exposure)

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A1 Instrumental
A2 Dar Kunj Dilam Eshqi Kasi
A3 Uoba Darta Rawarem
A4 Laily Laily
A5 Awaleen Eshqam Tu Boodi
B1 Che Kelaf Sar Zad Az Mah
B2 Nishe Garzom
B3 Qawl Qarar
B4 Az Tangna E Mahbas Tarrikey


øשlqæda said...

thx + praise

litlgrey said...

Dee - lishhhh!

Жужу said...

Looks veeeeeeeeeeeery promising!

Holly said...

This is so whacked (in a GOOD way!)

shiner said...

one of the best things ive heard lately.

Mini-Cinema said...

Top Find - Thanks

pd said...

can someone repost this somewhere and let me know?

Anonymous said...

it's a tiny label and it's its fresh release. do something good guys and get yourself a copy. totally worth it!