Ustuqus-al-Uss (2008)  



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2008 Salim Ghazi Saeedi


1. Out of Silence the One Ran and Returned [2:21] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
2. Ustuqus-al-Uss al Avvalin val Akharin [3:13] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi, Second guitar solo: Pouyan Khajavi
3. Outer Aeonic Descend [3:02] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
4. My Inner Sun [4:19] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
5. Government [4:19] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
6. Naught Been I Thou [3:28] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
7. My Third Eye [4:20] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
8. Artemis the Huntress [5:39]  Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
9. Supreme Grades [4:10] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi, Percussion: Shahram Khosraviani

Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin (revisited) Video - 2010 - Salim Ghazi Saeedi


"In this album I somehow inclined to jazz fusion and classic instrumentation. I think the eastern �blend� still dominates e.g. in �Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin� which I think is the most progressive tune I have ever made (The second catchy guitar solo is performed by Pouyan). Some songs are extremely personal e.g. �Naught been I thou� which is a off-beat jazzy with unusual dance elements� These songs are my utmost fears and hopes - to a degree that made me mute from communicating by words. And thus they become instrumental sounds�"
- interview with Arashk


"a poem in music consisting of 9 strophes"
"Salim Ghazi Saeedi is simply, in my view, the nimblest and most inventive speed freak guitarist of our times, and by far."
Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review, Gnosis2000, Richard Poulin, Jun 2011
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Without ever becoming predictable, and taking care to add in the odd dissonant or arhytmic segment, the gritty guitars and swirling violins create stunning contrasts..."
Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review,, Windhawk, Sep 2010
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"Ustuqus-al-Uss is like the Arabian Nights in Rock music format"
"Ustuqus-al-Uss wirkt wie die Musik zu Tausendundeiner Nacht im Rockforma"
-Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review, Ragazzi Webzine, Volkmar Mantei, Jun 2011
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"A recommended album for any fan of Progressive Rock in the sense of the word."
"Un album recommandable pour tout fan d'un Rock Progressif dans le sens premier du terme."
-Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, Music Waves webzine, Mr. Blue, Jun 2011 (Read more)

"It�s pretty close to having it�s own genre."
-Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, ProgNaut webzine, Lee Henderson, Aug 2011
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"A one-man ethnic chamber ensemble with occasional avant-garde and metal insertions ... Beautiful, original music!"
"Ein Ein-Mann-Ethno-Kammerensemble mit gelegentlichen avantgardistischen und metallischen Einsch�ben... Sch�ne, originelle Musik!"

-Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, Babyblaue, Jochen Rindfrey, Apr 2012 (Read more)


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