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Sheida Gharachedaghi & Mohammad Reza Aslani // Chess of the Wind LP [BLACK/COLOR]

Sheida Gharachedaghi & Mohammad Reza Aslani // Chess of the Wind LP [BLACK/COLOR]

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This is a reissue of the soundtrack of the 1976 Iranian queer suspense film Chess of the Wind, which was banned after being screened once.

Includes an 8-page booklet with stills, music scores, and interviews from the movie.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The lost soundtrack of Chess of the Wind, a masterpiece of Iranian queer gothic horror film that was banned in 1976, has been restored by the director and released for the first time. Not for the faint of heart!

Mohammad Reza Aslani's Chess of the Wind, a masterpiece of world cinema, was banned in Iran and thought lost until a complete print was rediscovered in an antique shop in 2014. Restored by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and released in 2020, Chess of the Wind has rightfully earned its place as one of the most visionary and daring works in pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema.

The film's soundtrack, by one of Persia's most revered female composers, Sida Gharatchaghi, is a bold combination of Persian classical instruments and atonal dissonances learned at Western conservatories. . Woodwind instruments, traditional Persian percussion, and the eerie groans of an ancient seapool horn reflect the film's battle between feudalism and modernity. As one scholar put it, it "sounds like Ornette Coleman visiting an Iranian cathedral."

For this release, the director and composer, in collaboration with film scholar Gita Asrani Shaherestani, reconstructed and restored this music and created the work "Therefore Combined with "Hangs A Tale". The result is two side-length sound collages, a new sonic work that Aslani has long dreamed of. The film is an easy-to-read sonic journey that speaks to the film's feminist themes, tracing the long struggle for freedom in Iran from the early 2th century to today's Women's Freedom Movement.

Mississippi is proud to release a major work by two of Iran's most visionary artists. The release comes with eight full-page liner notes, stills from the film, translations of the songs, and a detailed history by film scholar Gita Aslani Shaherestani. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

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12" black vinyl. Comes with 8-page booklet featuring images from the film, interview with Gita Aslani Shahrestani, and lyric translations in Farsi and English

tracklist:

1.Prelude
2. Dance of the Spirit 02:33
3.The Dream of Death
4. Purgatory
5.The Truth of Death
6. Moribund
7. Awareness of The Dying
8.Darkness Enters
9. The Funeral / Revolt
10. The Illusion of Serenity / Arrest And Detention
11. Golliwog / Masculine Conquest
12. Hope Arises from Despair 01:36
13. Ending Parade

Mississippi Records:

"The lost soundtrack to “Chess of the Wind”, Iran's banned 1976 queer-gothic-class-horror masterpiece, restored by the director and released for the first time. Not for the faint of heart!

A masterpiece of world cinema, Mohammad Reza Aslani's “Chess of the Wind” was banned in Iran and thought to be lost until a complete print of the film re-emerged in an antique shop in 2014. Restored by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and released to rapturous reviews in 2020, “Chess of the Wind” has taken its rightful place as one of the most visionary and daring films of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema.

The film's soundtrack, by one of the nation's most revered female composers, Sheida Gharachedaghi, is just as daring - a combination of Persian classical instrumentation and atonal dissonance drawn from her Western conservatory background. Woodwinds, traditional Persian percussion, and the eerie moan of the ancient sheypour horn reflect the film's battle between feudalism and modernity. As one scholar said, it sounds like “Ornette Coleman visiting a holy shrine in Iran.”

For this release, the director and composer worked with film scholar Gita Aslani Shahrestani to reimagine and restore the music, combining it with work from another (as yet unreleased) Aslani/Gharachedaghi project “Therefore Hangs A Tale.” The result is two side-length sound collages, a new sonic work that Aslani had long dreamt of creating. The work is a legible sonic journey that speaks to the film's feminist themes, tracing a long battle for freedom in Iran from the early 20th century through today's Women Life Freedom Movement.

Mississippi is proud to release a major work by two of Iran's most visionary artists. The release comes with 8 full-size pages of liner notes and stills from the film, including song translations and an in-depth history by film scholar Gita Aslani Shahrestani.
"

Artist : Sheida Gharachedaghi & Mohammad Reza Aslani

Label: Mississippi Records

CAT No: MRI207

This is a reissue of the soundtrack of the 1976 Iranian queer suspense film Chess of the Wind, which was banned after being screened once.

Includes an 8-page booklet with stills, music scores, and interviews from the movie.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"The lost soundtrack of Chess of the Wind, a masterpiece of Iranian queer gothic horror film that was banned in 1976, has been restored by the director and released for the first time. Not for the faint of heart!

Mohammad Reza Aslani's Chess of the Wind, a masterpiece of world cinema, was banned in Iran and thought lost until a complete print was rediscovered in an antique shop in 2014. Restored by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and released in 2020, Chess of the Wind has rightfully earned its place as one of the most visionary and daring works in pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema.

The film's soundtrack, by one of Persia's most revered female composers, Sida Gharatchaghi, is a bold combination of Persian classical instruments and atonal dissonances learned at Western conservatories. . Woodwind instruments, traditional Persian percussion, and the eerie groans of an ancient seapool horn reflect the film's battle between feudalism and modernity. As one scholar put it, it "sounds like Ornette Coleman visiting an Iranian cathedral."

For this release, the director and composer, in collaboration with film scholar Gita Asrani Shaherestani, reconstructed and restored this music and created the work "Therefore Combined with "Hangs A Tale". The result is two side-length sound collages, a new sonic work that Aslani has long dreamed of. The film is an easy-to-read sonic journey that speaks to the film's feminist themes, tracing the long struggle for freedom in Iran from the early 2th century to today's Women's Freedom Movement.

Mississippi is proud to release a major work by two of Iran's most visionary artists. The release comes with eight full-page liner notes, stills from the film, translations of the songs, and a detailed history by film scholar Gita Aslani Shaherestani. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

12" black vinyl. Comes with 8-page booklet featuring images from the film, interview with Gita Aslani Shahrestani, and lyric translations in Farsi and English

tracklist:

1.Prelude
2. Dance of the Spirit 02:33
3.The Dream of Death
4. Purgatory
5.The Truth of Death
6. Moribund
7. Awareness of The Dying
8.Darkness Enters
9. The Funeral / Revolt
10. The Illusion of Serenity / Arrest And Detention
11. Golliwog / Masculine Conquest
12. Hope Arises from Despair 01:36
13. Ending Parade

Mississippi Records:

"The lost soundtrack to “Chess of the Wind”, Iran's banned 1976 queer-gothic-class-horror masterpiece, restored by the director and released for the first time. Not for the faint of heart!

A masterpiece of world cinema, Mohammad Reza Aslani's “Chess of the Wind” was banned in Iran and thought to be lost until a complete print of the film re-emerged in an antique shop in 2014. Restored by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and released to rapturous reviews in 2020, “Chess of the Wind” has taken its rightful place as one of the most visionary and daring films of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema.

The film's soundtrack, by one of the nation's most revered female composers, Sheida Gharachedaghi, is just as daring - a combination of Persian classical instrumentation and atonal dissonance drawn from her Western conservatory background. Woodwinds, traditional Persian percussion, and the eerie moan of the ancient sheypour horn reflect the film's battle between feudalism and modernity. As one scholar said, it sounds like “Ornette Coleman visiting a holy shrine in Iran.”

For this release, the director and composer worked with film scholar Gita Aslani Shahrestani to reimagine and restore the music, combining it with work from another (as yet unreleased) Aslani/Gharachedaghi project “Therefore Hangs A Tale.” The result is two side-length sound collages, a new sonic work that Aslani had long dreamt of creating. The work is a legible sonic journey that speaks to the film's feminist themes, tracing a long battle for freedom in Iran from the early 20th century through today's Women Life Freedom Movement.

Mississippi is proud to release a major work by two of Iran's most visionary artists. The release comes with 8 full-size pages of liner notes and stills from the film, including song translations and an in-depth history by film scholar Gita Aslani Shahrestani.
"

Artist : Sheida Gharachedaghi & Mohammad Reza Aslani

Label: Mississippi Records

CAT No: MRI207