Artist Spotlight: Hamid Sami

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the wildly inventive Hamid Sami through his new groundbreaking experimental instrumentals.

Hamid Sami – the on-the-rise composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist (and now, experimental music sensation) in my honest opinion, will evolve as one of those artists, whom I’d put amongst some of the most groundbreaking musical masterminds. Sami is based in Tehran, Iran and is certainly no stranger to the music industry. You may already be familiar with some of this artist’s previous revered work. Aside from his work as a solo-artist, Sami founded and fronted the acclaimed Experimental Rock project “Telecraze” in 2010. “Telecraze” is worth an entire feature of its own for the band’s wonderfully innovative approach to the Rock genre.

Check out “Brand New Sky” by Telecraze here: 

This brilliant composer not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the experimental genre. Supporting his vision with his tools of artistic expression, rather that exploiting them as the gimmick they could easily become; Sami stands out among an overpopulated market as a ferociously unique and undeniably talented artist.

It is impressive to note that Sami worked with celebrated Director Jon Meyer, and had his track “Cold Joy” featured in his documentary entitled “Thanks for Checking in”. The Documentary went on to win the platinum award “Mindifeld Award L.A.” for Best Documentary in 2017.

Check out the Documentary here: 

Sami‘s new experimental tracks featured on his SoundCloud are not simply a collection of avant-garde pieces per se – certainly not in a strict or literal sense. Rather, they are comprised of a large fraction of remarkably accessible, emotive, and moving ambient pieces with an expansive, encompassing, and immersive sound. “Cold Joy” effectively evokes a feeling of isolation, met with a feeling of near dread and longing. The ambient strings vibrate with an uneasy tone, and the careless striking of piano keys further adds to this almost dissociative experience. In “Wrong Wrights” the moody piano carries the track ever-forward into the abyss, while mellow bass and ambient percussion only furthers the unsettling atmosphere. Each track uniquely shines with its own distinct characteristics; creating an uncompromisingly dense and absorbing atmosphere that draws the listener into a menacing, yet gorgeous world of keys, strings, brass, and dark ambient percussion.

Listen to “Cold Joy”: https://soundcloud.com/hamid-sami/wrong-rights-2 

Each mix is absolutely stunning, with each alluring sonic layer given space to breath and evolve. A truly arduous task for anyone defiantly accepting the challenge of being TRULY independent. This risk has undeniably paid off, as the tracks showcased here are alluringly fresh and entirely unique. The genre is brilliantly undefinable, with Sami sculpting his own self-defining soundscape and style.

Listen to “Wrong Wrights”https://soundcloud.com/hamid-sami/cold-joy/s-r9CUE 

Impressively, Somewhere within these complex and fastidiously crafted tracks there’s a magnificent injection of moody and haunting melodies that conjure up dynamic feelings of loss, desperation, beauty, and isolation. The textures featured within each track are lush, but not in the literal definition of the word; rather – in the very sound of the word. Each track showcases a fusion of sound that feels intimately roomy, well-balanced and evocative, with a great focus on gorgeously shaped percussive backdrops that add a dark, refreshingly organic quality to his tracks. At times, focusing on minimalism, the sounds resonate, merge and surround the listener in a sort of sonic ecstasy. They expand and meander in a flowing fashion, and sweep you in much like the dragging waves washing on the shore of a dark beach.

Listening through Hamid Sami’s tracks was truly an engaging and refreshingly unpredictable experience from beginning to end. Each track oozes with musical ambition and fearless creativity. This undefinable, unrelenting, ever-evolving artist is almost guaranteed to continue his steady rise to prominence.

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