– Copenhagen-based duo announce
– ‘Diamond Grid’ out May 24th on Tambourhinoceros
– Hear “Unity of Gods” now
Copenhagen-based duo IRAH
The duo, consisting of Copenhagen-based Stine Grøn (vocals) and Adi Zukanović (keyboards) have conjured a remarkable album that reaches for both the stars above our heads and the earth beneath our feet, drawing from both Zukanovic’s Bosnian and Grøn’s Danish heritage, and combining a multitude of musical traditions, states of mind, and spiritual dimensions.
Today they share the delicately cascading and
Adi was born in Sarajevo in Bosnia but fled to Denmark with his family as a four-year-old when the war broke out. At his refugee
Lyrically, ‘Diamond Grid’ deals with existential crises on both human and political levels – those close to IRAH’s heart and those affecting the wider world. Mostly written via improvisational methods in the studio where they find collective musical energy, for both Stine and Adi IRAH is a creative safe haven away from hectic modern life – a place of spirituality and meditation. But ultimately, it’s the pair’s never-ending musical curiosity at the heart of IRAH. Throughout ‘Diamond Grid’ contemporary themes and sounds mesh with an undercurrent of ageless and transcendental spirituality that flows through everything and the result is an album of other-worldly, enchanting proportions.
They were joined on the record by Seb Rochford (drums), Fredrik Lundin (flute) and Mathias Wolf Andreasen (drums on “Unity of Gods”). The album was recorded mostly at Sauna Studios in Copenhagen and produced by IRAH in collaboration with fellow Dane Mads Brinch Nielsen. The artwork is by visual artist Jakob Steen.
‘Diamond Grid’ tracklist
1. Dream Self
2. Siu Hinama
4. Unity of Gods
5. Polluted Hearts
7. Worship The Sun