� 2007 Salim Ghazi Saeedi
1 Kingly Godmanship [1:56] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
2 Interstellar Blessings [3:29] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
3 Feral Thunderbolt [3:36] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
4 Serpent Shoulder [4:30] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
5 Throne Accession [3:07] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
6 Guillotine [1:00] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
7 Harem [4:28] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
8 Sovereign [3:56] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
Saeedi, Intro guitar: Pouyan Khajavi
"Sovereign is an instrumental
recitation of Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings) i.e. an extensive
Persian epic poems written by Ferdowsi (935�1020) as a collection of
Persian mythologies. You will find western rock instrumentation with
eastern flavor. Some songs I think are apt to be adapted for
traditional Iranian dance; especially �Sovereign� and �Harem�
tracks. I am looking forward choreographic performance adaptation
for this work whenever possible. Imagine Iranian �Coffee-house�
paintings and belly dance with distorted guitars performing cheerful
rhythms� Unusual combination? No, to me that sounds all natural! In
this album Pouyan contributed to generating some theme ideas for
Progarchives.com interview with
"Echo of a distant world"
"das Echo einer fernen Welt"
-Sovereign Album Review, Ragazzi Webzine, Volkmar Mantei,
"a blend of eastern sounding traditional music
and dark-toned progressive metal with roots more firmly based on
"a strong feeling of a story explored and told"
-Sovereign Review, Progressor.net, Olav Martin Bj�rnsen, Feb 2012
of a jester inside an epic of Persian kings"
-Sovereign Review, "Psyche Music", Gerald Van Waes,
"The rock base...
contaminated by intriguing arabesques"
"Il rock di base... viene contaminato da intriganti arabeschi"
-Sovereign Review, Arlequins webzine, Jessica Attene, Oct
"recommended for lovers of
harder variants of progressive rock"
-Sovereign Review, Babyblaue, Jochen Rindfrey, Apr 2012
"It would be natural for
him to do a belly dancer dancing to the sound of a distorted Stratocaster."
"per lui sarebbe naturale fare ballare una
danzatrice del ventre al suono di una Stratocaster distorta."
-Sovereign Review, Lo
Scrittore Progressivo, Riccardo Storti, Aug 2011
"The Jester Reviving� Music Moves in
Mysterious Ways" -Composer's blog post on this album