Kiosk's fifth album, "Outcome of Negotations" or Natijeh e Mozakerat," demonstrates the band's versatility, with song influences ranging from gypsy jazz to Iranian folk to blues to rock. Kiosk's unique sound is accented by flavors of gypsy-style violin, accordion, and mandolin, and the songs are complemented by meaningful lyrics which provide a sharp sociopolitical satire of Iran today. This eagerly awaited album also features covers of the English-language versions of the popular tango "Kiss of Fire" and the classic Russian folk song "Those were the Days."
Known as "the pioneers of Iranian rock" (The Berlin Daily Newspaper), Kiosk was formed in a Tehran basement in 2003, and prevented by the Islamic regime from performing in public or publishing recordings due to their "inappropriate" lyrics. The band members re-grouped outside Iran in 2005, and have since released four highly praised albums--Ordinary Man, Amor de la Velocidad, Global Zoo, and Triple Distilled: Live at Yoshi's--in between tours of North America, Europe, and Australia. Kiosk's most recent album was named one of the ten best albums of 2010 by BBC World's World of Music.
Kiosk's music expresses their experience of growing up in the repressive environment of post-revolutionary Iran. "Kiosk's stinging political satire is hidden within its blues and folksy sound," writes the BBC World Service, which recently included Kiosk in its series "Striking a Chord," featuring some of the biggest names in world music. Lead singer-songwriter Arash Sobhani's lyrics "have become a guiding light for many" (Frankfurt General Newspaper). As The Guardian elaborates: "[Kiosk's 'Love for Speed'] will give you a flavor of the sort of music that booms out of rickety taxis and flash cars alike in [Tehran's] maddening traffic."
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