Roshi feat. Pars Radio – (Random Fridays series).
Roshi ft. Pars Radio is the band created around the beautiful voice, original songs and individual interpretations of Iranian Folk material of Roshi Nasehi. The band features the electronic soundscapes/beats of Graham Dids (Gagarin, Nico, Pere Ubu etc etc) together with classical Cello contributions from Rachel Threlfall and experimental Cello from Richard Thomas (Now).
Born in Wales to Iranian parents, Roshi Nasehi is a singer -writer who presents her own evocative songs alongside sometimes quite radical interpretations of some of the Iranian songs she was brought up listening to. Her songs reflect her origins, influences and experiences in a personal and unique way accompanied by unusual instrumental arrangements - they are reflective, melodic and quirky - her voice airy and tender but possessed of an inner power. When she interprets Iranian song it is in a personal style bringing a contemporary twist combined with an authentic understanding of context and language.
The debut Roshi feat Pars Radio EP 'And Stars' was first released in July 2008 by Geo records on 10” and CD then re-released in Jan 2009 following widespread acclaim across Europe including experimental EP of the month in Mixmag who described it as stunningly beautiful Welsh-Iranian electronica torch songs' and a 'stone cold classic EP'’. The Wire said it was “ otherworldly dream pop –especially cool “This was amongst numerous other glowing reviews from Vital Weekly, Ox Magazine and many more.
Live Art Tartan
Stephanie Douet’s 2m tall radio controlled Burlesque figure together with its own internal sound piece collage.
Date:Friday 28th May 2010
De La Warr Pavilion: http://www.dlwp.com
Bexhill on Sea,