Exosphere' was created between January 2003 and June 2005. The album was already announced years ago by Amir Baghiri, but I guess he couldn't find any proper label which was interested to release it, so he finally did it all by himself. 'Exophere' offers ten tracks making up 68 minutes of music continuing the fine tradition of space & tribal ambient which Baghiri is known for. The album starts off quiet but after a few minutes a slow and later on accelerating and prominent sequence shows up which is very reminiscent of the extended track 'In the Heat of Venus' on Steve Roach's album 'Western Spaces'. This continues for a while before things slow down, and starting off again with various organic elements and some fierce tribal percussion entering stage in the third track. Amir Baghiri composed tracks together with Spanish ambient musician Max Corbacho, from where things begin to settle in an overall quiet way. From 'Stratosphere' on, things wander around in atmospheric, dreamy territory, nicely continued till the end. In all, the music is nicely executed, especially the second overall drifting half of the album which follows in the footsteps of Roach's intimate soundscape musings. Amir Baghiri is one of the electronica and ambient music world's premier electro-tribal sound designers! With over 28 solo CDs, many collaborations with other artists and several film scores Amir is an international recording and performing artist and multi-instrumentalist who creates deep, emotional and very mystical soundworlds. He has been composing music since 1980, during his time at school and university Amir was the founder and keyboard player of a band called Red Fly, later he played keyboards and percussion in the CBS Recordings, and award winning, free jazz band The Pygmies. This band performed at several well known places and festivals across Asia. Amir is also composing for many different mediums, his work includes beautiful orchestral soundtracks and sonic transformations for feature films, commercials and documentaries, he augments his high energetic electronica compositions with ancient fractal grooves and magical created soundworlds.
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