BLUD is Mariam Rezaei’s first solo turntable release, bringing together experimental and Hip Hop turntablism through free improvisation and noise. BLUD explores mixed-biological, cultural and geographical heritage.
Mariam Rezaei is a composer, performer and improviser. She runs TOPH, a producing, mixed-use Arts space based in Newcastle, and works predominantly with turntables, electronics, instrumental ensembles and vocals. She is part of TOPH, Swarm Front, Blue Lamp Foundation, Wax Magnetic (with Posset) and has recently collaborated in duos with Letitia Pleiades, YOL and Kenosist.
With thanks to Rhodri Davies, YOL, Eric Boros, Mark Wardlaw, Adam Denton and Phil Begg for their incredible patience and support.
Mixing and Mastering: Phil Begg.
Photo Credits: Adam Denton, Stephen Harvey, Mariam Rezaei, Matt Jamie.
Thanks to Jo Kennedy, Stephen Harvey, Ryoko Akama and all at AME, Huddersfield.
All music composed at TOPH, Gateshead 2018-19.
OF DEFEAT and UNTIL ALL : Feedback recorded at The Old Police House, Swinburne Place, Gateshead, 2016.
incredible album one of the most exciting tapes ive heard in years a gutter poetic industrial band reminds me of the wolf eyes album releases ,but i much prefer this, gets me pounding my fist in the air and smiling and shouting , mix those feelings with the intricate tape loops and guitar that have a heavens touch , soz rambling, but yes in love with it xxx Robert Shackleton
“With Julius, he was based in repetition, but here was a spirit of openness and improvisation. His scores, if they were written out that way, were often like jazz scores. He loved multiplying instruments – four pianos, ten cellos – so there was a real feeling of the presence of the instrument, not just using an instrument in some kind of equation, as a means to an end.” ~ Mary Jane Leach
Enough said. pt