Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mystery Disc

Mystery, not in the sense of trying to stump anyone, but being stumped myself. About 20 years ago, a friend of a friend gave me a cassette. The only information on the box was Mehrdad 1990, "Old Song", recorded in Iran and a list of the instruments one would expect on recordings of Persian Classical Music - Tar, Setar, Santur, Daff, Tonbak, Tarbas, Kamancheh, Naye, Oud, Folotcha, Ghazhak and Zarb. This is rather more spirited than other examples of the form which I've heard, the Tar playing in particular. Google searches turn up some artists named Mehrdad, but they don't seem to fit stylistically with what's on offer here.

download | cassette rip |  mp3-320 | 126 MB |

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lucky out

I will back from this blog, and already have deleted all my posts. Reasons are the killing of several filehosters and the threats, deletions and angry e-mails from from authorities, filehosters and copyright holders. It's no fun anymore, and I have better things to do than to worry about stuff like that. Thanks to all supportive contributors, bloggers, commenters and readers over the years.

Cheers, Lucky