Sovereign (2007)  



Human Encounter





2011 Single




2007 Salim Ghazi Saeedi


1 Kingly Godmanship [1:56] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
2 Interstellar Blessings [3:29] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
3 Feral Thunderbolt [3:36] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
4 Serpent Shoulder [4:30] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
5 Throne Accession [3:07] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
6 Guillotine [1:00] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
7 Harem [4:28] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
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 some songs."
- interview with Arashk


"Echo of a distant world"
"das Echo einer fernen Welt"
-Sovereign Album Review, Ragazzi Webzine, Volkmar Mantei, Jun 2011 (Read more)

"a blend of eastern sounding traditional music and dark-toned progressive metal with roots more firmly based on Anglo-American traditions"
"a strong feeling of a story explored and told"

-Sovereign Review,, Olav Martin Bj�rnsen, Feb 2012 (Read more)

"the story of a jester inside an epic of Persian kings"
-Sovereign Review, "Psyche Music", Gerald Van Waes, Nov 2011 (Read more)

"The rock base... contaminated by intriguing arabesques"
"Il rock di base... viene contaminato da intriganti arabeschi"

-Sovereign Review, Arlequins webzine, Jessica Attene, Oct 2011 (Read more)

"recommended for lovers of harder variants of progressive rock"
-Sovereign Review, Babyblaue, Jochen Rindfrey, Apr 2012
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"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."
Review, Lo Scrittore Progressivo, Riccardo Storti, Aug 2011
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"The Jester Reviving� Music Moves in Mysterious Ways" -Composer's blog post on this album (Read more)


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