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Sote

http://www.sotesound.com/

Bio

Ata Ebtekar aka Sote is an electronic composer, sound artist and recording engineer who was born on September 2nd, 1972. His goal is to create unique and timeless pieces of music that are not available anywhere except in his mind. Sote is interested in keeping the tuning of Persian classical scales (Radif) and melodies from old Persian folk songs within a new electronic framework. Since he has a firm conviction that rules and formulas have to be deconstructed and rethought, he alters some of these modal systems from their original tonality and rhythm (tradition). He has released 2 records on RLR, one a dancefloor limited edition vinyl titled ‘wakeup’ (the followup to his Warp records release ‘electric deaf’) and Dastgaah, a full length cd illustrating his beatless persian electronic music techniques.

 

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Sote – Dastgaah

  • 1. Track 01

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  • 2. Track 02

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  • 3. Track 03

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  • 4. Track 04

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  • 5. Track 05

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  • 8. Track 08

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“A hypermodern version of traditional Persian music. Sote, who already released a single through Warp and a 12in.on Dielectric, now turns the music tradition completely inside-out. Ata Ebtekar, as the artist is called, returned to his home-country Iran last year to create a laptop version in which ethnic acoustic elements have been completely altered and put into new ambient propositions, giving the music a completely different framework. Reworked voices, glitchy high-pitched shards of sounds, alienated peeps and twisted snare-instruments have been glued together in such a way, that the originin can hardly be detected. A 34-minute long alienated drug experiment in the middle of a modern foreign desert country.”


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Sote – Wake Up 12″ (Limited)

  • 1. Wake Up

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  • 2. Trip

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  • 3. Aroma Therapy

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Sote – Arrhythmia

  • 1. Exciters

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  • 2. Doid

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  • 3. Pep

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  • 4. Tabula Rasa

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  • 5. mbLFO

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  • 6. Lacuna

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  • 7. Spundae

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Sote – Arrhythmia
1. Exciters 4:19
2. Doid 6:38
3. Pep 3:50
4. Tabula Rasa 1:08
5. mbLFO 4:46
6. Meteora 5:25
7. Lacuna 6:34
8. Spundae 4:04
Running time: 37 minutes

Continuing his exploration of high energy and intense electronic music without traditional percussion, Sote aka Ata Ebtekar unleashes a new digital full length mastered by Noel Summerville called Arrhythmia, his 3rd release for Record Label Records. Out now, available to purchase from Juno, Clone, Boomkat, Itunes, and Bleep

Reviews: The Quietus, Bleep, Boomkat, Igloo Magazine

Listen to the full track ‘Exciters’ from Arrhythmia here


Interview with Ata Ebtekar on Media Roots Radio with label head Robbie Martin showcasing his entire discography and including many samples of his upcoming album Arrhythmia



Click the play button below to hear selected parts of all tracks on Arrhythmia in 128Kbps

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