Amirali Shahrestani

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Amirali Shahrestani
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Space, depth and texture are three words that truly capture Amirali’s sonic signature and characterise the intricate musical world in which he operates.

Springing to the forefront of the electronic music scene, it was this distinctive sonic style that gained his debut album ‘In Time’ such enormous critical acclaim. Shortlisted for album of the year by Clash Magazine, hailed as “an example of perfect craftsmanship” by Resident Advisor, UK Metro named 'My Way' their track of the year, along with receiving heavy praise from NPR, Mixmag, BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 6 Music, this young producer had created a ripple in the ocean which would transform into a tidal wave.

To truly understand Amirali’s creative approach you have to discover the different aspects that form his process. He is a live instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and at the core of that a classically trained pianist, this is his musical understanding and the platform on which he can begin to build. He is also an architect by education and his sound has been characterised as rich and full of layers, owing to his awareness of structure. Combining all of this he has a familiarity with all musical elements and how they balance one another to create a full and fascinating composition.

Amirali has gained widespread support from the top tier of electronic musicians, key media outlets and by continuing to turn heads he was invited to perform live on the very first video broadcast of the esteemed BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Adding fuel to the fire this resulted in a heavy touring schedule, allowing him to grace the stages as an uncompromising musician, songwriter and live performer at the most prestigious venues such as: Berghain (Berlin), Fabric (London), Vienna Opera House, Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), D-Edge & Warung (Brazil), Arma 17 (Moscow), and Warehouse Project (Manchester), to name a select few.

Always developing and needing to innovate artistically, Amirali also set up his record label and visual project, Dark Matters. A cohesive experience where the weird, wonderful and unusual is encouraged, providing a podium to release original material from emerging live acts as well as his own; displaying to the world the broad reaching sound he has become synonymous with. The challenge and gratification involved with composing new musical configurations has led Amirali to take a break from touring and submerge himself within the process again, culminating in the completion of his second studio album. With a developed intricacy, this album still retains his unique sound but demonstrates a much more evolved, mature and sonically sophisticated artistic statement on a completely new production level.

Amirali was recently invited to perform with one of the top 10 Philharmonic Orchestras in the world, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich; they opened an invitation for Amirali to reimagine music from his repertoire in a Neo-Classical context, orchestrated along with the seven-piece group of soloists. His performance has been noted as the best in their series so far.

With a revitalised creativity Amirali has grand plans for 2020 and the beyond; he is conceptualising a new live stage show which will be performed following the release of his second studio album. Dark Matters will continue to cultivate, maintaining a commitment to unearthing and displaying new talent as well as exhibiting Amirali's refined musical statement. Imagination and originality are key ingredients needed for Amirali to flourish, it is with these ideals and a fresh outlook that he mobilises his creativity and presses forward.
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Artist

Albums

CRMCD017 Amirali Shahrestani - In Time album art Amirali* In Time (Album) Crosstown Rebels CRMCD017 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRM097 Amirali Shahrestani - Just An Illusion album art Amirali* Just An Illusion Crosstown Rebels CRM097 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CRM090 Amirali Shahrestani - Beautiful World album art Amirali* Beautiful World Crosstown Rebels CRM090 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CRM109 Amirali Shahrestani - Melancholia album art Amirali* Melancholia(12") Crosstown Rebels CRM109 UK 2013 Sell This Version
DM001 Amirali Shahrestani - Fearful Stay album art Amirali* Fearful Stay Dark Matters DM001 France 2015 Sell This Version
DM004 Amirali Shahrestani - Chromatic Dreams EP album art Amirali* Chromatic Dreams EP(12", EP) Dark Matters DM004 France 2016 Sell This Version
DM007 Amirali Shahrestani - Odyssey album art Amirali* Odyssey(12") Dark Matters DM007 UK, Europe & Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Amirali Shahrestani - Falling Down album art Amirali* Falling Down(File, MP3, 320) Crosstown Rebels none UK 2012
none Amirali* I've Been Waiting(File, MP3, 320) XLR8R none US 2013