Salim Ghazi Saeedi

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Salim Ghazi Saeedi
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Background information
Born (1981-07-19) 19 July 1981 (age 32)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Progressive rock, Rock in Opposition, jazz fusion, art rock
Occupations Composer, Guitarist
Instruments Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 2006–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts Arashk, Solo
Website www.salimworld.com

Salim Ghazi Saeedi (About this sound pronunciation) (born 1981, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian composer and guitarist in variety of genres ranging from progressive metal[1] and jazz fusion[2] to avant-garde classical chamber,[3] progressive surf,[4] progressive rock,[5] RIO (Rock in Opposition)[6][7][8] and art rock with minimalist approach.[9]

Biography[edit]

Salim Ghazi Saeedi was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. He began self-teaching guitar in 1999. He has composed three albums "Abrahadabra" (2006), "Sovereign" (2007) and "Ustuqus-al-Uss" (2008) in the band Arashk. Afterwards he released Iconophobic (2010), Human Encounter (2011) and namoWoman (2012) as a one-man-band in which he played the roles of composer, guitarist, keyboard player, drums arranger, mixing engineer and producer.

Some critiques have compared his sound to Univers Zero, Art Zoyd,[10][11][12] John Zorn,[13] Patrick O'Hearn, Mike Oldfield[14]Djam Karet and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic,[15] David Bedford, Richard Pinhas, ZNR, Mecano,[16] Present, Aranis, the entire Belgian chamber rock scene,[17] Dick Dale,[18] Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman[19] and X-Legged Sally.[20] Some progressive rock publications have also compared his music to King Crimson and Robert Fripp's.[21][22][23][24]

His albums could be regarded as concept albums hiring elements of classical and electronic music and progressive rock with diversified use of instruments.[25] In his 2012 album, namoWoman, he incorporated Persian microtonal music influences.[26]

Discography[edit]

track "moW", namoWoman album (2012) by Salim Ghazi Saeedi

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Solo:

  • namoWoman - Salim Ghazi Saeedi (2012) - Composer, Performer
  • Human Encounter - Salim Ghazi Saeedi (2011) - Composer, Performer
  • Iconophobic - Salim Ghazi Saeedi (2010) - Composer, Performer

In the band Arashk:

  • Yell - Arashk (2008) - Co-composer, Rhythm Guitarist
  • Ustuqus-al-Uss - Arashk (2008) - Composer, Performer
  • Sovereign - Arashk (2007) - Composer, Performer
  • Abrahadabra - Arashk (2006) - Composer, Performer

In collaboration:

  • [Single] When There is More Beauty in the Contrary - Negar Bouban and Salim Ghazi Saeedi (2011) - Co-composer, Performer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Windhawk, "Progarchives.com's review on Ustuqus-al-Uss album", ProgArchives, May 23, 2009
  2. ^ MP, "Albumbesprechung Salim Ghazi Saeedi - Iconophobic, Rezensator.de, 2010
  3. ^ Lee Henderson, "Iconophobic Album Review", ProgNaut, October 13, 2010
  4. ^ Richard Poulin, Abrahadabra Review, Gnosis2000, May 2008
  5. ^ Lee Henderson, "Iconophobic Album Review", ProgNaut, October 13, 2010
  6. ^ Fred Trafton, Iconophobic Album Review", GEPR, Jun 2011
  7. ^ Gary Hill, Iconophobic Album Review", Music Street Journal, Issue 85, December 2010
  8. ^ Mr. Blue, Iconophobic Album Review", Music Waves webzine, Jun 2011
  9. ^ Steven Reid, "Iconophobic Album Review", Sea of Tranquility, September 28th 2010
  10. ^ Siggy Zielinski, "Iconophobic Album Review", BabyBlaue.de prog-review, 17.10.2010
  11. ^ ProgNaut webzine, Lee Henderson, Iconophobic Review, Oct 2010
  12. ^ The Rocktologist, Rok Podgrajšek, Human Encounter Review, Oct 2011
  13. ^ Digg*, Human Encounter Review, Quincy Cloet, Nov 2011
  14. ^ Hard Rock Service, Iconophobic Album Review, Vincent, Jul 2011
  15. ^ "Gary Hill, Iconophobic Album Review", Music Street Journal, Issue 85, December 2010
  16. ^ Lee Henderson, "Iconophobic Album Review", ProgNaut, October 13, 2010
  17. ^ Peter van Haerenborgh, "Iconophobic Review", Progwereld, Mar 2011
  18. ^ Richard Poulin, Abrahadabra Review, Gnosis2000, May 2008
  19. ^ Rob F., "Iconophobic Review", Leicester Bangs, Jun 2011
  20. ^ Lee Henderson, "Ustuqus-al-Uss Review", ProgNaut, Aug 2011
  21. ^ Philippe Gnana, "Iconophobic Review", Harmonie Magazine, No. 70, Nov 2010, p. 30
  22. ^ Peter van Haerenborgh, Iconophobic Review, Progwereld, Mar 2011
  23. ^ Artrock.pl, Iconophobic Album Review, Wojciech Kapała, May 2011
  24. ^ Gary Hill, Human Encounter Review, Music Street Journal, Issue 85, Dec 2011
  25. ^ "The Progressive Rock Files, Iconophobic Review, Jerry Lucky, Mar 2011
  26. ^ Progwereld, namoWoman album review, Peter Van Haerenborgh, Retrieved: 3/24/2013

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