Boomkat Product Review:
*Stupendously rare persian psych funk gem by Mehrpouya, the latest release in the Finders Keepers picture sleeve and block type-centric Compacta Series!* Finders Keepers provide a seriously rare addendum to the Iranian psyche extravaganza 'Pomegranates'. Mehr Puya's 'Soul Raga' is a mesmerising mid-tempo instrumental workout combining luscious Sitar drones and licks with an American-funk-styled horn motif, an elliptical bass loop and intricate tabla drums. We could easily imagine kicking back while chain-smoking heavy Iranian tabs and sipping on super-sweet coffee in a Tehran cafe to this. Exclusive to the B-side is the bittersweet taste of 'Ye Leili' by Ghablie, a highly structured and mind-blowing piece of funky Persian psyche-pop alternating between uptempo, percussively driven sections and intoxicating moments of drama featuring Ghablie's forlorn croon and the most tantalising slivers of shimmering azure synth keys. This is screaming out to be sampled by a capable set of hands! As ever, sterling stuff from the Finders Keepers crew.