Thursday, February 23, 2012

CD Review: SoSaLa's 'Nu World Trash'

Nu World Trash
DooBeeDoo Records

SoSaLa is Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, a native Persian, who has lived all over the world. As a composer, saxophonist, and music editor, SoSaLa incorporates Central Asian rhythms and instrumentation with free jazz elements and passionate vocals instilling a sense of peace and unity in Iran and throughout the world. Based in New York, SoSaLa seems to have not only acquired the native influences, but the North American styles of jazz, world music, and improvisation are also evident throughout the album. The music is not particularly modern, but it contains whirling rhythms of folk, jazz, and Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. SoSaLa's primary vocal delivery is related to spoken word--mostly observed in poetic artforms. At any rate, SoSaLa's poetry fills the album with thoughtful ideas and personal observations that fit nicely amidst a backdrop of percussion, strings, and sax. ~ Matthew Forss

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