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Socially aware Persian lyrics set to Blues/Rock music.
Kiosk is a reunion of old friends made possible by the internet and digital recording. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in various basements and home-studios around the world.
The lyrics and music were all written by Arash the "Adameh Mamooli" , and are based on his personal experiences and sociopolitical observations.
Translated excerpt from Track 3 - "adameh mamooli (ordinary man)":
Don't want to be in love, if it ends in separation
Don't want to be rich, if it costs my liberation
Don't want to waste my life becoming famous
Just want to be myself, an ordinary man
(Let's see if you leave me alone)
Translated excerpt from Track 9 - "jaddeh khoshbakhti(road to happiness)":
The road to happiness is under repair
Turn around and drive back, it's called fate
The relationship bridge is under construction
Provisioning the budget, project's in a pothole
"If you like your music fine and dandy, and happen to like your head where it is, namely buried in the sand, this album is not for you. Simply move along, and keep on 6/8-ing your decadent ass off. But if you miss having ample doses of rough harsh truth in your music, and more importantly, can handle it, this is one of the strongest efforts put forward by anyone so far. Maybe too strong for you."
- Bruce Bahmani, Iranian.com
link to full article: http://www.iranian.com/BruceBahmani/2005/July/Kiosk/index.html