Sundays at Now-Again are usually leisurely affairs: after brewing up some of Intelligentsia’s finest “in-season” coffee, we throw on a record from some complementary place in the world and revel in the glory of it all. This Sunday, of course, was a bit different: our home-city’s biggest daily, the Los Angeles Times, ran a huge story on our Kourosh Back From The Brink anthology on the front page of their “Arts” section. The coffee just had to wait until we’d plumbed the depths of Jessica Hundley’s piece. An excerpt:
” ‘One of my father’s most important goals has been making the connection between Persian and international music through the modernizing the Persian music,” says Kourosh’s son Kaveh, a musician in Vancouver, Canada. “Releasing of ‘Back From the Brink,’ on a non-Iranian label, and appreciating his efforts in music after three decades, is not only important for Kourosh himself, but it is very precious for any artist who is moving forward today. There is no doubt that this gives us all this hope that the sun is not going to stay behind the clouds forever.’ ”
If you didn’t know, all three formats of our anthology – 2CD, 3LP and 4 x 7″ box set – are in stock and shipping at Rappcats webstore, and everywhere good music is sold.
Read the full article: “The Knew How To Rock In Iran” by Jessica Hundley (Los Angeles Times, Sunday, 08.21.11).
Buy 2/CD: 2 discs in a hardbound 52-page book full of liner notes, full annotation, rare photos and ephemera. Note: CD version contains songs not available on vinyl; text is in English only.
Buy 3/LP: 3 records housed in a 2-panel jacket and comes with a download card for all audio and also a 28-page book full of liner notes, full annotation, rare photos and ephemera. Note: CD version contains some songs not available on vinyl; text is in English only.
Buy 4×7” Box Set: Exact reproductions of the 4 picture-sleeve 7” singles Kourosh released before the Revolution, housed in a magnet-clasped box and comes with a 44-page book full of liner notes, full annotation, rare photos and ephemera. Note: text is in English only.