Nu World Trash
SoSaLa is a band from New York, led by the sax player Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, who blends melancholic melodies with those of his native Iran. Fueled by improvisation with lo-fi electronics, the diverse Middle Eastern, African and Western instruments, such as fula flute, talking drum, sabar, electric tar, piano, vibes, electric trumpet and guitar, make for an ambient and psychedelic take on World music. Ladjevardi's vocals give a dada-istic touch to social and political issues. Altogether, they call the music 'nu world trash'. And that gives the title to their debut CD, Nu World Trash. The musicians are: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax & vocal), Damon Banks (b), Swiss Chriss (dr), Derek Nievergelt (b), Masamba Diop (talking drum or tama), Mar Gueye (sabar), Alejandro Castellano (g), Kurt Dahlke or Pyrolator (electronics), Satish (electric tr), Sylvain Leroux (fula flute), Piruz Partow (electric tar) and Ladell McLin (g). Excecutive producer: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Engineer and co-producer: Martin Bisi Recorded at BC STUDIO (Brooklyn) Label: DooBeeDoo Rec This CD, especially the track 'Welcome New Iran', is dedicated to the Iranian revolution in Iran which started in June 2009 after the presidential election.