Hamed Nikpay speaks Farsi the way he plays his music: rapid staccato syllables held together by slow melodic interludes. Maybe this is why he favors the setar when he speaks his heart. The instrument comes to life at the flick of the index finger over the strings, followed by a trilled sustain detailing the life of the tone. Nikpay’s new CD album, All Is Calm (Asoudeh) seems to follow the emotional biography of a young artist sparked to life by a devastating early romance whose lament still haunts him in the sustain. In the first track, Deceit, (Fareeb), he sings “You bestowed kisses from my lover’s lips to the other man.” I ducked the temptation to ask Nikpay who she was and what happened >>> Full text
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Charmingby Arash Monzavi-Kia on Fri Nov 14, 2008 06:26 PM PST
Many thanks for the lovely post.
Ari Jaanby ebi amirhosseini on Mon Nov 10, 2008 09:45 PM PST
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the joyby Sassan (not verified) on Mon Nov 10, 2008 08:57 PM PST
Great music, great article, and great clip.
Listened to all the samples on Cdbaby as well, can’t wait till I hear the whole album.
What a voice and what a music, wonderful job greatly done.
Thank You for sharing it with us!
Beaauuuuutifull!by Azita (not verified) on Mon Nov 10, 2008 08:40 PM PST
There is an energy in this beautiful song that moves me greatly. I love it! Thank U Hamed :-> Can't wait to hear the album!!!!!
faghat mitonam begam azby MAK. NZ (not verified) on Mon Nov 10, 2008 08:39 PM PST
faghat mitonam begam az hamechi khoshhalam barat.
Afarin Hamed ...by Mona 19 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 03:46 PM PST
Great piece of work...best of luck to you.