Born: July 19, 1981 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Rich with Persian rhythms and brooding rock-Shostakovitch shadows -Human Encounter Review, JazzWax, Marc Myer, Jan 2012
Salim Ghazi Saeedi was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. Despite the inactive rock scene in Iran, he decided to challenge his fate by becoming a rock musician.
Salim started self teaching electric guitar and music production from 1999. Meanwhile living outside contemporary rock music currents in Iran made Salim shape his music style in a unique personal way. It has been compared to surprisingly diversified bands from all over the world like Univers Zero, King Crimson, John Zorn and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. In this regard Salim has found himself composing in genres like art rock, rock in opposition, progressive metal and jazz-fusion - with tinges of oriental music according to critics. Harmonie Magazine compared his guitar playing to King Crimson's Robert Fripp....
Persian King Crimson? -Iconophobic Review, Artrock.pl, Wojciech Kapała
there is a hugely refreshing originality to Salim Ghazi Saeedi -A retrospective, Indie Bands Blog, Tim Whales
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Iconophobic (Salim Ghazi Saeedi) (Self Produced, 2010)
Ustuqus-al-Uss (Arashk) (Self Produced, 2008)
Sovereign (Arashk) (Self Produced, 2007)
Abrahadabra (Arashk) (Self Produced, 2006)
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