A TALE, FORETOLD (2016)

A Tale, Foretold (Dastani na-Tazeh)

Live album and concert film of a live stage-performance in Tehran, 2014.
The concert was an evening of Oud music, featuring Babak Bouban (singing one of his compositions for Oud and Vocals)
And Sajjad Saghayi performing a Duet with Negar Bouban.

Concert film Directed by: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Edited by: Hayedeh Safiyari
Audio recorded, mixed and mastered by: Amir Mardaneh.


Released by: Barbad Music Inc, Tehran, 2016



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A TALE FORETOLD is available on many music platforms, including Youtube-Topic, Youtube Music, and Spotify.



List of tracks:

1.Tale Foretold
It begins a story of interwoven tones that as are woven on one end, get unwoven on the other; hence the tale goes on and on.

2. The Lonesome Sisyphus
The Greek mythical hero deceived gods and was condemned to roll an immense boulder up a steep hill. Every time he got near the top, the rock rolled back down and Sisyphus just had to repeat the action to eternity.

3. The Second of the Seven Labours
For the legendary Rostam, the Mythical mightiest Persian hero of Shahnameh (the Book of Kings), there is a second stage of the seven labours that is not a combat; in which he has to go through a desert of raging sun with no water to be found. The mighty hero, wishing he had to fight an evil enemy instead, feeling helpless, devastated and crushed, sees his death coming. But finally a sheep, passing by, shows him to a fountain.

4. In the Circle
In Persian literature, a circle can be referring to either a curve of the beloved's hair, or a closed group of prayers; repeating mantra-like verses.

5. Surrender
The piece illustrates bold nightmare-like sounds, invading one's mind; in a way that there is no choice but to surrender.

6. With Aref
It pictures a confrontation between an inflexible mentor and juvenile playfulness that eventually culminates in eluding.

7. A Thousands Times
Alludes to something that one can not utter, and yet sees no endurance to hear; a fable that ask not!

8. A Musical Allusion
Returns it to a beginning, with no repetition; in another form, from some other place, perhaps to another birth in another world.