Nine Heavens: “Last year, during a conversation with Azam Ali, Niyaz lead singer, Ali mentioned her three-piece Persian electronica outfit, which includes multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian and producer Carmen Rizzo was contemplating a double-disc for their sophomore release. One year and two discs later — one disc entirely acoustic, the other featuring the same songs […]
“Niyaz is the closest to organic digitalism imaginable: you never know where the mouse pad ends and the animal skin begins…. devotional by nature, weaving deft poetics about being consumed by divine flames into patient textures of dhol, tholak, darbuka, and synthesizers. When the trio attacks the dancefloor fully with the 110-bpm “Dilruba,” ancient Persia […]
Niyaz purports to break new ground with Nine Heavens, which will be released in two versions. One will be the acoustic/electronic version embodying the original concept of the band, which is to bridge the gap between the traditional and modern by creating a finely-tuned balance of acoustic and electronic music. The second will be a solely acoustic version of the album, which will feature a more organic approach with a stronger emphasis on traditional acoustic instrumentation with added percussion.
Niyaz Remixed EP Released: 2005 The beautiful sound of Niyaz’s Persian/Electronica has been taken to new dance-floor heights with these new remixes. Tracks from the group’s debut CD have been re-worked by the Netherlands’ superstar producer/DJ Junkie XL, UK based Paul Oakenfold collaborator, Andy Gray, New Delhi label-mates Midival Punditz and Niyaz electronics whiz Carmen […]
Niyaz Music’s debut release on Six Degrees Records. An exciting new fusion of Persian and Indian influenced music with modern electronics. These three veteran masters have all experienced success on their own and have found a new common ground in Niyaz where the mystical poetry of Urdu and Persian Sufi poets of the 14th and 15th century forms the lyrical framework for a fresh new musical adventure.
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