Back from the Brink – An Audio Portrait
Kouroush Yaghmaie brought psyche music to Iran. He lived his music from his teens to adulthood until banned from singing, he was forced to produce children’s songs under a pseudonym for 19 years. His new album ‘Back from the Brink’ comes as a double CD and book, the extensive and detailed text by Kouroush Yaghmaie himself. In it Yaghmaie describes how he used his guitar to sound like a sitar, how his fellow musicians fell out of performing and heartbreakingly, lost the gift of music. Six Pillars has created a bespoke audio piece with a voice narrating over the songs the words of the man who for so long could not speak out. First broadcast in May 2012.
More eclecticism from Free Lab Radio. With tracks like ‘Leave House’, ‘Hot Raw’, and ‘I Need Dollar’, we swing from Detroit to psychedelic prog rock in the musical affirmation that ‘everything has to pass‘. This is the first hour of the Free Lab Radio show produced and presented by Fari B, broadcast on October 23rd 2010 on art-music radio station Resonance 104.4fm