Magazine article New Internationalist

The Sky and the Caspian Sea

Magazine article New Internationalist

The Sky and the Caspian Sea

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The Sky and the Caspian Sea

by Roshi featuring Pars Radio (Geo GEO 014 CD)

Mysterious and opulent in its songs, The Sky and the Caspian Sea is a début album that exudes confidence and poise and promises the start of a great future. Born to an Iranian family in Wales, Roshi Nasehi is a singer-songwriter and keyboards player whose music reflects not simply her Iranian heritage, but also the traditions and influences she has picked up during her life in Britain.

In particular, these songs are contained in the place where classical music meets jazz meets electronic experimentation. Her band Pars Radio shows as much - featuring cellists Rachel Threlfall and Richard Thomas and, most significantly, Graham Dids on all the electronic bits. Samples of violin melodies played by Roshi's father Vahid Nassehi add to the album's intimacy. …

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