An avant-garde electronic album with overtones of world music. It includes haunting vocals, Persian Setar and double headed flute from painter /musician Sara who also doubles on Synthesisers with electronic musician/graphic designer Miraz.
“Hidden Soundtracks of the Found Mind” is about
an unnamed character’s awakened thoughts regarding
self, authority, peace, and war through our mind-bending
society. From the world music infused “belief” to the
closing techno tinged “i want to know”. Miraz and Sara
have crafted a work that reflects on first-hand personal
experience in a world that has gone extremely impersonal.
When he returned from Berlin, Miraz Re-Collaberated with Sara (they played in another electronic Outfit "Blast Away" in the late 90's) and came up with this release. Tracks such as "belief" and "so what" are sonic soundscapes that send the listener to the outer limits of their mental scope without force. "setar dream" is a combination of Persian setar played by sara and a physically modeled setar by Miraz and done live in studio together. Both tracks "you should play version 1 and 2" are from a ghost story written by Miraz and is being included in a short film production. "sara s strings" is an electronic piece culled from an improv of some symphonic audio sketches by Sara, futher enhanced by Miraz with a live drum loop and MINI-MOOG-Bass sound. "i want to know" is a piece that dives into the techno arena without the usual fanfare. Sara's voice soaring while Miraz keeps it at bay with his synthesisers and mesmerizing beat.
Sara has released two solo efforts 2005's "beyond infinity" and 2010's "Moments of Infinity" ambient excursions much in the vein of Brian Eno. please check it out in the Miraz gallery.
As for Miraz he has released " 2010's "ONWARD" .
As of 2011 they are finsihing a new album as "Miraz Ensemble"
Instruments Used: 2 headed flute, Persian Setar, Reason Rack, Storm Rack, Emagic Rhodes, E-Phonic Solo String, PPG Wave 2.3, ARP String Ensemble, MOOG Mini-Mioog and Source, Oberhiem OB8 and Two Voice SEM w/Mini Sequencer, Korg Vocoder, DSS-1, MS2000R, Roland JV880,Technosaurus Microcon CV, Yamaha CS01 w/BC and various percussion with a slew of Soft and hardware FX/Synthesiser units.
Recorded in Los Angeles/San Jose,CA and Berlin,Germany