Electronic Rock Band
May 25, 2007
Do you like
Pink Floyd? Do you like Genesis? Then you will surely
like Fanoos! An Iranian Electronic Rock Band, Wow!
How about that? Totally different, ha? Let's dig in.
Rock = Classical Music + Rock
It is a combination and a mixture of Classical Music with Rock Music
of Classical Rock
Genesis, Yes, ELP (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), Jethro Tull
Rock = Electronic Music + Rock
It is a combination and a mixture of Electronic Music with Rock
of Electronic Rock
Pink Floyd, BJH (Barclay James Harvest)
Now, try combining
Classical Rock + Electronic Rock
What will you
get an awesome orchestral, psychedelic massive sound of Fanoos!
no mistake, this has not been done before! This is something new
in Persian music. Now, you may question me:
should we bother listen to Fanoos, why don't we just listen to Pink
Floyd and Genesis?
- Fanoos is the combination of both classical
rock and electronic rock.
- Pink Floyd and Genesis do not mix "Persian Classical"
music with the electronic rock!
- Pink Floyd and Genesis do not put "Sohrab Sepehri" poems
as lyrics on their music!
- Pink Floyd and Genesis do not sing in Persian!
Is that enough
reasoning and logic for yous or do you want more?
me, this is something new in Persian music and is surely worth buying
and listening to.
Fanoos is basically
made up of:
Vocals, Electric Guitars, Tar
Ramin Azadmehr: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
An Iranian Swedish Band
R. Ramin Azadmehr
Behzad actually had taught himself how to play guitar in Iran. He
started at age 15. He moved to Sweden in 1987 and studied music
in University of Gothenburg. Behzad is a musician and he also teaches
Ramin was also born in Tehran. Ramin grew up in a musical and artistic
family. He also moved to Sweden on 1990 and studied music at the
School of Music and Musicology at University of Gothenburg.
Fanoos was formed?
Ramin and Behzad
met on 1993. Throughout the years, they were members of the "Anonymous"
and "Euriadne" Bands. More or less on 1997 they formed
the Fanoos project. They continued their education and participations
with other bands but they also worked on developing the Fanoos Project.
see today as the Fanoos Band and the album Abe
Ravan (Running Stream Water), has not been made overnight,
yet this is the result from years of study, work and creativity.
Eventually Bahzad and Ramin had developed their musical skills
to the level of creating their own music, arrangements and feeds.
As lyrics, they have chosen the poems of the one and only master
Sohrab Sepehri, the great modern Persian poet.
with the type of music in which they had in mind (Classical Electronic
Rock) and with the epical and massive orchestral and electronic
arrangements, nothing would be suitable for lyrics, better than
the classical works of the master Sohrab Sepehri.
up to a ten piece classical orchestra as the background band playing
violin, viola, chello, piano, flute, drums, bass, synthesizers,
organs, other keyboards and background vocals.
of the musicians working with Fanoos are,
Sofia Johnsson on Violin
Sven Johansson on Synthesizers
Elham Qal'ei on Back Vocals
guys are no garage band, but they are trained classical musicians
who have decided to mix classical, electronic and rock music to
produce something worthy of listening.
Listen to Fanoos
and you will discover a world way different than some Kos Mashang
or Bache Soosool playing 6/8 beat and singing Bull Shiite songs
on Persian cheesy programs and on Persian TVs!
is a heavy duty synthesized orchestral electronic music. Synthesizers
accompanying electric guitars with the orchestra at background,
while Behzad and Ramin lead the band and sing Sohrab Sepehri poems
as songs! Now that is what I call synthesized, psychedelic and scientific
a type of music which sooths your souls and makes you take a ride
in a wonderful Sci-Fi and psychedelic world of Persian poetry and
romance! This music has been made to trip, so take a sit on the
Fanoos train and let them ride this train to a different world,
the psychedelic world of the Persian Poetry! Now this, I call art.
the music, but bring your own lazer light show, black lights, psychedelic
lights and night glow posters for the trip!
to Fanoos Samples
on CD Baby
it is relevant and meaningful music, then it is in IPC."
See ya at the next review.