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Fariborz Lachini | Golden Autumn 4

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Golden Autumn 4

by Fariborz Lachini

Neo-Classical, New Age, Solo Piano original songs
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. Forever Autumn
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2. Raindrops
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3. Whisper In the Wind
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4. Moonlight Memories
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5. Morning Dews
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6. Lonely Leaf
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7. As Dusk Falls
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8. Bare Branches
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9. Distant Dawn
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10. Days Gone By
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11. Words to Say
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12. Sunlight Through the Mist
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13. Reflections
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14. A Leaf's Caress
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15. Autumn Theme
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Compositions that transcend the seasons

Simply saying that Fariborz Lachini\'s new album \"Golden Autumn 4\" is turning over a new leaf (so to speak) doesn\'t come close to truly doing the composer justice. Try a new, fresh collection of more of the exquisitely crafted, evocative melodies that both critics and fans have come to eagerly expect from the composer.

But even that\'s a description that seems deceptively simple, really. In the way the author Raymond Carver has long been described as a minimalist (somewhat incorrectly) in his writing work, Lachini\'s music has sometimes been given the minimalist label, but in reality, his musical oeuvre works on levels that run much deeper. Composer Philip Glass has long been given a similar minimalist designation, but those with musical background and knowledge who have studied his work know he is much more than that. Such is certainly the case with Lachini; he is truly a composer that\'s an entity in and of himself. And while he\'s frequently tagged as minimalist, what he\'s really doing is work that\'s beyond the years and scope of many of his musical peers.

One has to wonder how Lachini can put together the seamless instrumental pieces time and time again with a seemingly bottomless talent for creating fresh work every time. The clues may very well lay in his varied background. The Iranian-born composer first found success in music in his twenties, when he wrote hits for several Persian pop stars. After a stint studying at the Universite de Paris, his musical direction took a bit of a turn. Lachini learned to use an assortment of Middle Eastern instruments in his work and started to use them in film scores.

After creating and releasing the \"Golden Autumn\" series beginning in the \'90s, it quickly became apparent that this wasn\'t a series that was produced in a vacuum-\"Golden Autumn 2,\" for example, was released right after of the intensity of the Iraq-Iran war and reflected the unrest of the era. And now, with the release of \"Golden Autumn 4,\" it\'s apparent that the compositions he\'s still creating are more than simply pieces that can stand on their own-they have now evolved into cinematic, epic pieces that somehow manage to reflect the world as it is today, tempestuousness and all, in every bit of its tumultuous glory. And we have Lachini to thank for that.

--Stephanie R. Myers, New York City, August 2008

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simon

Sobering Quietude
A heartfelt music of piano adagios, similar to Golden Autumn 3, but more plain and sober, easy listening, and less romantic in tone to my impression. The closing song also ends with some unending high notes. Well suited for many quiet occasions and reflective times, especially regarding loved ones, families, friends and many, and departed ones.
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Kathy Parsons

The Best Album in the Series!
“Golden Autumn 4” is the newest installment in Iranian/Canadian pianist/composer Fariborz Lachini’s celebrated series of solo piano albums. “Golden Autumn 1 and 2” were originally released in the 1990’s and #3 came out in 2006 and was my introduction to Lachini’s work. Along with his solo piano pieces, Lachini has composed film soundtracks for many years. He is a major artist in Iran and the Middle East, and is rapidly gaining an ever-expanding audience in the Western world as well. After launching a successful musical career in Iran writing songs for pop singers, Lachini’s musical studies took him to France. As a result, his music is influenced by several cultures and speaks to all who are willing to listen with an open heart. Much of Lachini’s music sounds simple, but the emotional complexity is what really communicates. The music is classical in structure, but leans toward a so-called “new age” sensibility, focusing on the emotional content of the music rather than flash. Most of these fifteen pieces are on the melancholy side; some are reflective and some are dreamy - all are exquisitely beautiful.

The CD begins with “Forever Autumn,” a graceful and pensive waltz that sets the mood for the album. The percussive quality of the piano makes it the perfect instrument to describe the many different faces of rain. “Raindrops” seems to yearn for a sunny day; or maybe it is simply lost in thought, mesmerized by the falling rain. The flowing and elegant “Whisper In the Wind” is one of my favorites. It could have been written as one of Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words,” and contains elements of that composer’s wistful sadness. I love “Moonlight Memories.” Dark and mysterious, it reaches deep into the composer’s soul, telling a profound and meaningful truth. “Lonely Leaf” reminds me a bit of Kevin Kern at his most introspective - delicate and subtle, yet very passionate. “Days Gone By” is tender and nostalgic, and has such a strong melody that lyrics could fit. “Sunlight Through the Mist” has no hard edges and glows like beams of light finding their way through openings in clouds or fog. “Reflections” is very dark, indeed.” Feelings of longing and regret run deep and tug at the heart. “A Leaf’s Caress” is as warm and gentle as the title suggests. Like most things of beauty, it is tinged with sadness, but this is one of the lighter and sunnier pieces on the album. “Autumn Theme” ends the CD on a bittersweet and pensive note that lingers with the listener.

Fariborz Lachini has had a tremendously productive and inspired year. “Golden Autumn 4” is much lighter and more soothing than his “Requiem,” which was also released very recently and is more classical. If you are new to Lachini’s music, this is a great place to start! If you are a longtime fan, you won’t be disappointed. This CD is a real beauty and is very highly recommended!
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