Boomkat Product Review:
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi follows that killer EP for Latency on a second collaborative session with Burnt Friedman for Nonplace, deploying uneven, cyclical rhythms for Tombak and electronics.
Mortazavi is an award winning percussionist whose instrument of choice is the tombak - a traditional Iranian drum famed for its wide range of tonalities and striking techniques. Having in recent years collaborated with Mark Fell and Fis, his work with Burnt Friedman has perhaps brought him most acclaim, the pair seemingly in tune with eachothers’ trance–inducing production styles.
Friedman’s electronic signature is all over this one, kept low and bubbling in the mix while Mortazavi deploys an ever-shifting percussive meter that swings at an almost imperceptible level; the more you zoom into it, the more fractious and chaotic it seems, but from afar it’s all zoned out and hypnotic.
Yeah, it’s a peach this one.