Sound Culture Presents Mehran Jalili CD Release Concert for “Subterranea”
Mehran is an Iranian born Flamenco guitarist who resides in the states. His new progressive Rock band has been defined by many as a meeting point of Pink Floyd sound and Flamenco. His new Cd "Subterranea" is due out in Aug 2012 and his new band is on a mission to spread this very new and unique music among his loyal fans.
His love for music started at the age 9 with the keyboards and at age 14 h
e started to study the guitar. Later in life he discovered Flamenco and his love affair with this music took him to Spain to study with several Maestros of Flamenco guitar. Originally he learned the traditional style but then he studied Jazz and transitioned into the modern Flamenco/Jazz.
On his previous CD "Angels of Persepolis" Mehran composed music with a unique sound that evokes a nostalgic blend of exotic worldliness. As he was composing this music he drew inspiration from the recent movement in Iran toward democracy and human rights. Following this release Mehran gained international attention from many music writers, music magazines and radio stations. The Cd was reviewed and received high praises by likes of Barry Cleveland, editor of Guitar player magazine and so many other publications such as Vintage Guitar magazine (Jan 2011 issue), Progression Magazine, IO Pages of Holland and UK's Pipeline magazine to name a few. Mehran was featured as well in the Feb 2011 issue of Vintage guitar Magazine in a full page write up and later featured in the Worldview program of NPR-Wbez. "Angels of Persepolis" has been getting radio play in many World music, college and PBS Radio stations globally.
Recently Mehran has formed a new group and recording his new Cd with a more progressive and space Rock sound. The lineup includes Sam Werk on drums, Krushanu Joseph on the bass and Carl Kennedy on the keyboard. The Cd is called “Subterranea” and is due to be released this summer. The music is a lot more focused and the entire Cd is recorded with the same 4 musicians. The sound can be described as Pink Floyd meets Flamenco.