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ARTIST
TITLE
Esraj
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LIZM 006EP LIZM 006EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/18/2009

"Between Istanbul and Essen, Ahmet Sisman has been moving through different worlds. Influenced by the mystique music of the Sufi-culture, his sound is combining traditional elements in a unique and post-modern way. Ahmet has created his own style very quickly, thus he released his 2 first EPs on Lessizmore and Stock5 in the beginning of 2008 and he already got the attention of all the big names in the scene. Sven Väth played his track 'Buiya' at Cocoon at Amnesia and finally licensed it for his mix session Sound of the Ninth Season. Ahmet loves melting traditional instruments with new electronic beats, therefore all the tracks here are pushing forward these particularities. 'Esraj' begins with a classical French horn passed in a blur of sounds, later building up the tension with the Indian esraj instrument (sounding like European fiddles) and cheating with deliverance from a subtle rhythm. In the end, a Chinese bowed instrument called erhu closes this hectic trip. 'Loune,' on the second side of the vinyl, is some kind of cinematic travel along Indiana Jones and John Williams epic strings. It directly immerses the listener into a long mental run."