Niyaz’ six song acoustic EP features three acoustic performances of songs from the band’s 2012 electronic album SUMUD, as well as three brand new songs. Although Niyaz is dedicated to creating music which is a true hybrid of electronic and acoustic music, with roots in ancient cultures as well as the modern world, the acoustic performances and recordings play a crucial role in the process of reaching this goal. The emphasis on song structure and performance is the driving force behind the band’s music, which is why Niyaz have remained committed to presenting audiences with acoustic versions of songs from their albums. The three new songs featured on the acoustic release are original songs composed by Niyaz. The instrumental track “Sahar”, is a piece written for Santour(Persian Hammered Dulcimer) and the Turkish Djumbush. It features a fiery duet performance between Azam and Loga on these instruments. “Naseem” features a duet between Azam’s voice and Niyaz percussionist and Flute player Habib Meftah Boucheri on his self-made flute playing a haunting melody. “Nalona” is a ambient journey through sonic landscapes created by Loga on Guitar Viol and Azam singing in a language of her own design. ~ Six Degrees Records
AGNETHA FALTSKOG - A
The siren songstress from ABBA returns with a new album 'A', due for release on May 14th and preceded by a curtain-raising track, 'When You Really Loved Someone'. The brand new video for 'When You Really Loved Someone' is now live on Agnetha's Official Website and fans who pre-order the album 'A' on iTunes will receive the single as an instant download. Agnetha has been working with renowned, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Jorgen Elofsson - who has been responsible for hits by Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson among others - and acclaimed producer/arranger Peter Nordahl. The album features 10 tracks, including 'I Should've Followed You Home' - a duet with Gary Barlow - and 'I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed', one of Agnetha's first co-writes in many years; "I hadn't written any music for a long, long time, but I sat at the piano, and suddenly it was there." Tracklisting includes: The One Who Loves You Now; When You Really Loved Someone; Perfume In The Breeze; I Was A Flower; I Should've Followed You Home; Past Forever; Dance Your Pain Away; Bubble; Back On Your Radio; and I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed . ~ Verve Music
LIVE PEOPLE BAND - MOVEMENT
If you listen to contemporary jazz, then you already know that the "future happens now" - in jazz music it feels the best. Ensemble "Live People Band" is committed to the concept of contemporary jazz idiom in their debut album "Movement". However, as it should be in any serious case, their roots of jazz are from its golden era 60's - 70's: the influence of ethnic psychedelics of Alice Coltrane and innovations by Miles Davis.