Mah-Ze-Tar Astounds With Debut Self-Titled Album
Music is truly a global language. Without venturing to distant lands or speaking foreign tounges we are able to communicate with a boundless community through music. One perfect example of music’s astounding bounding ability is the debut self-titled album by Mah-Ze-Tar.
A devoted musician, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Maz Karandish journey through music has led him down an eclectic path. Adept at several sonic dialects including Raga, Maqam, and Dastgah to Harmony, Jazz, and Opera. This is the first album that Maz has ever planned to release.
The album absolutely glides through an expansive swath of sounds and styles from ambient textures to full-blown rhythmic trance movements. His unique style of expression paired with world instruments creates a soundscape that is quite unique. This album is truly unlike anything we’ve heard and we truly love Maz’s innate ability to create deeply immersive atmospheres with his deft instrumentation and vocals.
Instruments on the album: Sitar, Oud, Turkish Saz, Dilruba and BansuriThe album consists of 9 different songs, each pertaining to a particular Indian Raga. Maz sings in Hindi, Farsi, and English while bringing in vocal textures based on syllables of the ancient Indian Dhrupad tradition. Liquid Lotus is more of a journey than a set of songs that simply play one track to the next.
Maz utilizes his voice and about a dozen instruments to bring the various forms of music to life. He is currently most active in exploring the sitar as it is expressed and understood within the Imdad-Khani tradition and maintains his connection to his roots through Persian Classical and Folk music. Connect with Maz on Facebook and Spotify.