The cd "Planet X" (inspired by the exotic astrophysical phenomena of the 10th planet) is Baghiri’s second privately released cd on his own Bluebox-label. His former album "Exophere" was a very nice effort, and I’m more than happy to say this new one doesn’t disappoint either.
It’s an in-depth ambient turmoil of 76 minutes, blending deep soundscapes with sequenced pieces (in Amir’s words: "multidimensional ambient & groove creation") and environmental sounds.
A certain touch of Steve Roach’s music still can’t be missed, but again Amir shows he’s has found his way in the genre by exploring his own musical pathways over the years.
In a way it’s a pleasant dream flight with some more active passages, but in no way background music. This highly atmospheric and well produced recording certainly deserves both thumbs up
"Fans of deep space and dark ambient music should really enjoy Planet X."
Amir Baghiri is one of the electronica and ambient music world's premier electro-tribal sound designers! With over 28 solo CDs, many collaborations with other artists and several film scores Amir is an international recording and performing artist and multi-instrumentalist who creates deep, emotional and very mystical soundworlds.
He has been composing music since 1980, during his time at school and university Amir was the founder and keyboard player of a band called Red Fly, later he played keyboards and percussion in the CBS Recordings, and award winning, free jazz band The Pygmies. This band performed at several well known places and festivals across Asia.
Amir is also composing for many different mediums, his work includes beautiful orchestral soundtracks and sonic transformations for feature films, commercials and documentaries, he augments his high energetic electronica compositions with ancient fractal grooves and magical created soundworlds.
At present he is working with several well known musicians on different productions and creating many sorts of ambient related soundscapes (abstract, noise, minimal experimental, dark and tribal, etc), and works in his own recording studio the Bluebox where, besides his own music Amir produces and engineers other musicians and projects and manages a music library containing over 125 hours of music and sound effects in all genres and styles.