Susanne Ciani's Lixiviation, a compilation of her various electronic musings from 1969 to 1985. Ciani, a classically trained musician with an MA in composition, was first introduced to the Buchla Synthesizer when she met the creator, Don Buchla, through sculptor and collaborator Harold Paris. This instrument quickly became an obsession; one that would lead Ciani to become one of the premiere electronic composers of her time.
Pomegranates collects 16 tracks of the pop, rock and funk variety from Iran in the decade or so leading up to the Islamic revolution of 1979. It seems that many of these tracks have been transferred from vinyl - rescued from the revolution by those who managed to escape into exile. Each crackle, hiss or pop tells it's own story of survival, exile and memory. Both Zia & Mohammed Nouri took James Brown's funky styling and fused them with the rhythms of a musical style known as Bandari that came from Southern Iran.