Siavash Amini

About Siavash Amini

Siavash Amini is an Iranian composer and musician whose work ranges from fragile ambient pieces and brittle IDM (incorporating his distinctive style of atmospheric guitar playing) to noisy drones and bleak modern classical pieces. His compositions have been inspired by films such as Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror as well as novels by Dostoyevsky and poems by T.S. Eliot. He released three albums in 2012: the glitchy Spotty Surfaces (with Hessam Ohadi and Nima Pourkarimi) and The Waterfront, as well as the ambient Storm Leaves Us Quietly. Following 2014's Till Human Voices Wake Us, his work became much darker and more distorted, incorporating orchestral instrumentation as well as granular processing. What Wind Whispered to the Trees and Subsiding were both released by Futuresequence. Arriving in 2016, Familial Rot was Amini's first collaboration with spoken word artist Matt Finney. During 2017, Amini's solo album Tar was issued by Hallow Ground, and he contributed to Rafael Anton Irisarri's LP The Shameless Years. Another collaboration with Finney, Gospel, was released by Opal Tapes in 2018. The following year saw no fewer than three albums by Amini: Harmistice on Hallow Ground, a collaboration with 9T Antiope; another album with Finney, Second Shift, once again on Opal Tapes; and Serus, Amini's debut for Room 40. That label also reissued remastered versions of What Wind Whispered to the Trees and Subsiding. ~ Paul Simpson

Tehran, Iran

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