Ok, come on, how many of you have listened to Persian pop music before? Well i'm not one of them, so once again the legendary label Finders Keepers filled a void with the most refreshing compilation of 2010.
Finders Keepers have put together the most pop-tastic electronic pop/funk/psyche recordings made in Iran in the 1960's and 70's before the revolution and the overthrow of the Shah. The music reflects Iran at a time when it was undergoing massive change from the old traditions to a more open modernistic society. Its clear that a lot of the songs are influenced by the psychedelic vibes of the Americans and British at the time, whilst retaining its own Persian roots.
Some songs are acknowledged Iranian classics, others more obscure. Of course, i haven't a clue what the likes of Googoosh, Dariush, and Mohammad Nouri are singing about, but who cares when they all sound so good! I just hope they've got more Persian gems in the vaults as i'm itching for more, a mind-blowing album from Finders Keepers.