As I came to Earth in 1981, I involuntarily came into contact with human race. Except for a few bright encounters, I found the rest, dark and ugly. “Human Encounter” is my diary of these encounters. This album is divided into two categories:
The “dark side” reflects the ugly experiences. I noticed that human beings have a tendency to call everything by a name and misunderstand it later. So I do not care what they may actually mean by a word like "evil"; but no doubt human beings themselves are the main source of terror, pain and destruction on Earth.
The “bright side” reflects the pleasures I encountered in this planet. I say no pleasure happens on Earth without a human medium; so the corresponding songs are dedicated to individual human beings. Of course at first sight, Earth seems physically alluring, but those are only temporary characteristics. The only immortal is what a man creates.
Now that I am departing this planet, I will only miss a few people like those I named in the “bright side”... Let the others putrefy in the abyss of time.
"Human Encounter" is available in MP3 and CD format at www.salimworld.com . Also watch this album's video trailer at http://youtu.be/ic7wo-lu9Mo
"Sadistic Teacher" is dedicated to MohammadReza S., my 4th grade teacher
"City Bombardment" is dedicated to 1980 Iran-Iraq war bombs
"You Many One Devils" is dedicated to rulers of past, present and future
"For Eugene, Distilling the Delicacy" is dedicated to Eugene de Blaas (1843-1931)
"For Ali, Who Does Live Many Births Mercifully" is dedicated to Ali Moini (1975-)
"For Kurt, The King Without Crown" is dedicated to Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
"For Thelonious, and His 88 Holy Names" is dedicated to Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)
"For Jeremy, Embodying the Mastermind" is dedicated to Jeremy Brett (1933-1995)