Ramin Rahimi & Tapesh, |
Tapesh is a large drum ensemble, so all but one of the 12 pieces have a number of players and some featured solos. The exception is "I am the Tombak", which is an amazing solo piece by Ramin Rahimi on that goblet-shaped drum. Other traditional drums used include the circular wooden-framed daf, the cylindrical double-headed dhol and the darbuka.
Different rhythms and drum combinations are used on the tracks, which range from 46 seconds to nearly 10 minutes in length. They are done with a musical feel, with changes in volume and speed to add interest in the compositions. The drums are used as parts of an orchestra, so the sound is more akin to a marching band than to a sequence of solos, although there are some sections of call and response.
This CD has a sound and feel that will be different and interesting to those who like percussion.
30 January 2010
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