Artist: BOULANGER, LEONORE & MAAM-LI MERATI
Title: La Maison dAmour
Format: Double 10"
|"2016 release. Leonore Boulanger and Maam-Li Merati met each other in Paris in 2011 at a concert of Azerbaijani master-musician Alim Qasimov and his daughter Ferghana Qasimova. Maam-Li Merati is an Iranian musician that was born in Kermanshah, near the Iraqi border. In addition to having a doctorate in Musicology, he has worked with artists such as Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri and French novelist Luis Bunuels screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (for a project devoted to 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi). Shortly after their meeting, Maam-Li Merati started to teach the art of Persian classical music to Léonore Boulanger, a young French musician that released three albums on the multi-faceted label Le Saule. During the spring of 2015, they recorded some first lyrical odes, some dastgāhs for two voices, and traditional string instruments that would later become the sides A and C of La Maison dAmour. Later, Matthieu Ferrandez, church organist and researcher in electronic music, joined the two for sides B and D, weaving a cosmic lace with the sighs of harmonium and acoustic organs. Also features Jean-Daniel Botta on bendir and ngoni. Recorded in 2015 at Studio Abermarle (Bourgogne) by Jean-Daniel Botta; Mixed by Cyril Harrison; Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering; Illustration by Gwenola Carrere."- Okraina.|