Tabassian, Ziya / Tombak
Album: Tombak   Collection:General
Artist:Tabassian, Ziya   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Actuelle Cd  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-05 Pull Date: 2007-10-07 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 19 Aug 12
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 16, 2018: Waste FM
Impressions 2
3. Aug 11, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Danse Mon Tambour
2. Aug 17, 2007: Memory Select
4. Aug 10, 2007: Brownian Emergency Sub
Chante Mon Tambour

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-08-02
Canadian artist plays the Persian drum that the title of this CDs takes its name from. Experimentation with the device, rubbing, scraping and drumming. Bordering on “world” music this is entirely drumming, but experimental in that its all over the map in its exploration of tones. No “rhythm”, hippie hill crap to found.

1) quiet start, sparse scrapes, scratches, eventually some drum hits appear
2) drumming starts in bursts and leads to constant rolling
3) sparse, drumming appears, comes, goes
4) single hits take on a leaky faucet or dripping quality
5) sparse quiet, some near-rhythmic stuff here, there
6) evolves into fast rolls
7) lots of fast finger rolls, this sounds more “typical” of region “tabla-esque”, what you might expect, he keeps it more focused here, rhythmic
8) quiet, haunting moan sounds
9) “rhythmic” in a sense, more like a drum “solo”

Track Listing
1. Impressions 1   5. Touchez Du Bois
2. Varashan   6. Seul Devant Soi
3. Entre Nos Peaux   7. Fath 49
4. Chante Mon Tambour   8. Impressions 2
  9. Danse Mon Tambour