After nearly a decade long career with releases on Dark Entries, Spring Theory, Glacial Movements, Zoom Lens, Crash Symbols, Jacktone and Audiobulb - Brooklyn based musician Aria Rostami presents "Sahm Balahm" the second release on his imprint, Intimate Inanimate.
"Sahm Balahm" is Rostami's most playful and joyful work to date. Melody, musicianship, and lush instrumentation take center stage throughout most of the album but are balanced through moments of reservation and simplicity. The songs span many genres while still keeping a foot in a shared soundscape from piano centered tracks like "Mistake" or "Ember" to experimental pop instrumentals like "One Pound" or "Bending Spoon" to ambient inspired pieces like "Resting Heat" or "Multiple Outs."
This album takes on a completely different perspective of living in New York City than Rostami's previous work "Numb Years." Rather than the noise and dysfunction of the city, Rostami focuses on the peace and joy of getting older, being in a relationship, changing perspectives and pets, specifically a cat named Bubzee. Instead of exploring how the outside world connects back to him, Rostami has taken a much more intimate approach to create an album that is a snapshot of his life today.
released October 23, 2019
Music by Aria Rostami
Mastered by Warren Hildebrand