Byzantine Time Machine are a new discovery, thanks to a darling friend in Italy who hipped me to their mix of ethno-dub music a few months ago.
https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2Fadamkvasnica3%2Firanian-psychedelic%2F&light=1 Another classic podcast by Adam Kvasnica, who spins timeless weird Iranian grooves.
Turkish oudist Mehmet Polat, a familiar name to this blog, has new music available!
I can’t find a thing on the band, but the Esfahan Ensemble produce lovely Persian music.
There’s simply not enough information out there to write about either Majid Derakhshani, Mahdieh Mohammadkhani or The Mah Ensemble, but you will enjoy this 17-minute performance. It’s sublime.
Hossein Alizâdeh is an Iranian master of the tar and setar, both related to the western guitar. In this video, he is teaming with the singer Raha and The Hamavayan Ensemble, his personal group.
The Faran Ensemble are a rather spectacular World Music group out of Israel, taking elements of the music of their neighbors. They are a band to watch out for in the coming years.