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.
This is more than amazing. I have been folllowing Syrphe releases on and off and they're all worth it, but this one actually shows how soundscapes, ambient and sound collages come to their own when the stories they tell are worth listening to. And they all are in this compilation. olivkon