Two artists who hail from totally different worlds have channeled their sublime creative synergy into a new EP. The four tracks comprising YEK – which will come out on Nonplace – resulted from collaborations between Burnt Friedman and Mohammad Reza Mortazavi.
The two producers stylistically met in the middle to yield the effort, with Mortazavi’s rich instrumentals softening Friedman’s avant-garde soundscapes. Each of the four singles stand on their own conceptual merit and both artists’ contributions seem equally necessary to the EP’s singular statement.
The below montage contains clips of Friedman and Mortazavi performing tracks from YEK and has also been uploaded to Nonplace’s YouTube channel ahead of the EP’s release.
Cut from the Same Cloth
Burnt Friedman and Mohammad Reza Mortazavi share one thing in common: Both artists added exotic instruments into their repertoire from an early age. Where the former artist has sampled vibraphones, melodicas and kalimbas, however, the latter’s brand of world music is largely centered around the Persian tombak.
In July, Friedman released an EP titled Dead Saints Chronicles via Marionette that was inspired by a 2016 book of the same name. The following month, he also delivered a remix of Samuel Rohrer‘s “Microcosmoism” that appeared on the EP Range of Regularity Remixes 2.
YEK by Burnt Friedman and Mohammad Reza Mortazavi arrives by way of Nonplace November 3rd.