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by Arashk

Oriental jazz-fusion from Iran
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Out of Silence the One Ran and Returned
2:23 $0.99
2. Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin
3:15 $0.99
3. Outer Aeonic Descend
3:04 $0.99
4. My Inner Sun
4:21 $0.99
5. Government
4:21 $0.99
6. Naught been I Thou
3:30 $0.99
7. My Third Eye
4:22 $0.99
8. Artemis the Huntress
5:41 $0.99
9. Supreme Grades
4:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
"ARASHK is one of the more interesting projects in progressive metal bringing their own interpretations with no boundaries..."
- Prog Metal Team, progarchives.com

Ustuqus-al-Uss is composed and played by Salim Ghazi Saeedi, a member of Iranian progressive rock band, Arashk.

This album is cross-genre in nature. Unlike previous albums, Ustuqus-al-Uss hires violin and piano as lead instruments and many versatile elements live in harmony. Salim Ghazi Saeedi notes that "...My music is composed in totally improvisational manner. The music evolves second by second and beat by beat with no premeditation. I just listen to my inner-ear: Every instrument has equal chance to be suggested in this music."

Ustuqus-al-Uss contains standard symphonic music, Electronic beats, standard jazz drum set, purely oriental rhythms and instruments, standard metal instrumentation, odd rhythms and even more!

The name "Ustuqus-al-Uss" (Essence of Foundation) is adopted from Geber (Jabir-ibn-Hayyan)'s book entitled "Kitab Ustuqus al-Uss al-Thani" which contains his interpretation to Emerald Tablet of Thoth.

Salim Ghazi Saeedi: Composition to all songs; Guitars, Keyboards, Drum Arrangement; Voice Effects

Pouyan Khajavi: Guitar solo on "2-Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin"

Shahram Khosraviani: Percussions on "9-Supreme Grades"



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Dag Fjellby

Good progressive music from Iran!
I find it hard to believe that no one’s has bothered to write a few words about this excellent progrock band from Iran. They’re really making good music, and prove that rock/progressive rock doesn’t always have to come from USA or England, but also can be made in the east.
This is electronic jazz-fusion with oriental elements.
From the notes; “Ustuqus-al-Uss is composed and played by Salim Ghazi Saeedi, a member of Iranian progressive rock band, Arashk.”
So the progrock lives in Iran too, and that’s nice to know.
The band plays well together, and the music is very interesting – not the kind of music you hear on your radio station every day. I think they’re fabulous. Give the guys a try, because they’re definitely worth it. 5 STARS! (Remember to also check out “Abrahadabra”,” “Sovereign” and “Yell”).