Listening to… 🎧
We’re listening to Aria Rostami, an American-Iranian music producer based in Brooklyn. He grew up on a musical diet of video games and MTV.¹ Since 2011 he’s been releasing enthralling ambient music, mixing synth pads with guitar and piano to create atmospheres of profundity. We’re first playing his new album, Siren, which was released August 4. It’s a meditative, contemplative record full of thought-provoking synths and field recordings of the texture of everyday life. We’re also playing Acra from 2021, which contains equally amazing instrumentals with more acoustic instrumentation. Track 7, “Swan with a Twisted Leg,” is an incredible composition.