08 Sep 2017

Inner Trip – Moments Of No Time

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Track List

1. The Art Of Universe
2. I Was There Like a Butterfly
3. Night And Trees
4. Sounds Of Nature
5. Visions Come To Us
6. Demoiselle's Tea Party
7. Walking Across The Colors

Inner Trip - Moments Of No Time

Inner Trip from Iran comes with his third album, the musical solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician).The third album of Inner Trip project “Moments of No Time” is a continue on a journey which was started with debut album “Somewhere Near the Pulse” and released by “Fluttery Records” either few years ago.

This album contains seven tracks with seven different atmospheres but under the same genre of electronic music and mostly with down tempo cinematic elements. The title of each song is related to the scene that “Saman N” had in his mind during his musical journey while he was recording the tracks.

One thing that Saman N tries to achieve is making some kind of music to create imaginary images for audiences. That’s why his music floats over different genres from Soundtrack to Trip Hop. He believes making music is like painting maybe you chose just one or two colors for your entire canvass or maybe you decide to use all the colors in your palette for a scene. The most important thing is how art looks like at the end and the way it exposes your inner word. Individuality could be the identity of any type of art.

With “Moments of No Time” once again he has followed his inner voices to depict a new scene raised of the individuality of the artist.

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Release Date: May 08, 2017
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05 Sep 2017

Inner Trip – Initiate

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Track List

1 - Wot 84
2 - Reincarnation
3 - Maya
4 - Consciousness
5 - Deva
6 - The Queen
7 - Third Eye
8 - Beingness
9 - The Waves Of Infinity

Inner Trip - Initiate

Inner Trip' is the solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician) formed in 2011. Saman lives in Iran. With his debut album "Somewhere Near The Pulse" he has overcome the prejudice and made a good start on his musical journey. The album received good response from listeners & music writers.

Inner Trip continues the journey with his sophomore album. Nine pieces from nine different lands of music make the second album of Inner Trip which entitled "Initiate". In a closer view, the album is based on electronic and ambient atmosphere with some touches of oriental music. Although there are two songs with vocals, "Initiate" is almost an instrumental album.

Saman says "Inner Trip's dough, imagination and dream, have a bold role on my music. Each track has a deal with my inner fantastic world." Initiate might be the right choice to discover what lies beneath.

REVIEWS

Beach Sloth

Inner Trip makes a hauntingly sad album with 'Initiate'. No light it is let in through its almost unnerving sense of clam. Much of this is nearly pure ambient. This is atmospheric music at its most intense. The album start with a pinging rhythm before it builds up into an enormous piece. Some of these pieces are extremely minimal. ‘Maya’ barely has a pulse; it lingers as a quiet moody track. On the absolute opposite side of this is the track ‘Reincarnation’ which gets extremely loud (in comparison to the rest of the album). Watch the volume levels on this particular track as it almost shocks with its sheer burst of energy. For me the lower-key songs are fascinating. Overall this is a sad album. The quiet adds to the downbeat mood. It is rather gorgeous in its quietness.

A Closer Listen / James Catchpole

Inner Trip’s personal touch over Initiate sets it apart from other releases; this is his music and his history, opening up as it does a rejuvenating honesty and a quickly established trust between both the artist and the listener. Inner Trip takes a voyage deep within ourselves, as each piece delves deeply inside our own circular thoughts and the immense labyrinth of the mind. The music is designed to kindle our own search for inner peace, and it resounds effectively as the initiation to the process. With Inner Trip taking us by the hand, our deepening meditation is in very safe hands. Safe is a very dangerous word for musicians, yet there is a reassurance of coming back to what we know; we may have been here before, or in a world similar to this somewhere long ago in our past, a place that is vaguely recalled and yet strangely distant on remembering. Whatever thoughts arise from Inner Trip’s music, the imagery may likely be shared by all, as one consciousness. Initiate can change perceptions; it may be that this young musician is the ignition that is so needed.

MRU / Vanessa Baker

Less than a year after Somewhere Near the Pulse, Inner Trip has completed his second album, Initiate. The nine tracks are largely ambient, with a hint of an electronic and modern classical sound thrown in for variety. The Iranian artist, also known for his graphic art as Saman N, admits to taking inspiration from cinematic soundtracks. While the influence is noticeable as the narrative flow and heavy reliance on piano recall a certain familiarity, Inner Trip’s sound goes beyond cliché, exploring a musical identity that is all his own.

He claims to have gone deep inside himself for the production of Initiate, trying to ignore outside influences as much as possible. As a result, the tone of the album is very dreamy and visual, calling to the mind soothing, ethereal images of grand, scenic landscapes from around the globe. Each song comes from a different location, bringing listeners on a journey to far away lands without ever leaving the comfort of their own minds. Two of the tracks feature soft yet strong vocals that perfectly complement the natural instrumental sounds they’re paired with. Whether you’re searching for background music for a romantic dinner or a relaxing bubble bath, or just want something to unwind to, Inner Trip provides the perfect soundtrack. This album really does inspire listeners to take a trip within themselves toward clam and inner peace.

Sound Shock / Calum Robson

Saman’s ambition is evident; to create cloud-destined ambience that never grounds itself until the final note finishes. And he succeeds in keeping the listener anywhere but reality. Inner Trip’s electronic diversity ensures this with a sound made up of strange samplings, symphonic strings, classical choir, psychedelic utterances and even featuring instrumentation from clarinet, mandolin and piano. There are dark vocals on occasion too – the trippy effects, strange beats and punches of psych electronica on ‘Consciousness’ are accompanied by deep vocals steeped in a curiously lulling dread and given an almost spoken word quality. Any fan of Ulver’s experimental exploits will appreciate the ambient electronics of the project and it’s surely only a matter of time before this talented musician is appreciated on a wider scale. Assume relaxed position on the recliner chair, burn the incense, initiate ‘Initiate’, lock your eyes shut and begin.

Caleidoscoop / Jan Willem Broek

The Fluttery Records steadily continue delivering great music from around the world, mostly in the postrock corner. 28 year old Saman N., a musician and graphic designer from Iran (Tehran), who makes electronic music with his musical vehicle Inner Trip. His goal here is giving you a new imaginary soundtrack. Last year, he made his debut with his wonderful CD Somewhere Near The Pulse containing his extraordinarily original compositions in which crossovers of neoclassical, ambient, electronica and trip come together. In his new album Initiate, the neoclassical splendor with breathtaking (electronic) orchestrations here is beautifully complemented by the glitchy electronics, piano parts, gently pulsating beats, field recordings, dark vocals and beautiful samples of soprano and chorus. The music goes regularly to the bone, very beautiful. Breathtaking, isolationist music where you imagine yourself on wintry landscapes full of beautiful, moving images.

You get the cinematic music of Phylr, the chilling music of the dark and Heinali, postrock of Labradford (just listen to "Consciousness"). There are also influences from Massive Attack, Gargle, Olan Mill, Craig Armstrong, Clint Mansell and Pleq found in this intimate music. Saman creates a mysterious magical reality that you just totally go dreaming. An overwhelming sequel to the already strong debut. Grand!

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Release Date: September 17, 2012
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31 Aug 2017

Inner Trip – Somewhere Near The Pulse

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Track List

1 - Eltanin And Old Melodies
2 - The Pulse Of Nature
3 - Lifestream
4 - Dancer With Dreams
5 - Moonlight And Her Shoulder
6 - Labyrinth
7 - Eternity

Inner Trip - Somewhere Near The Pulse

Fluttery Records is the home of many creative artists from all over the world. The label is now releasing the debut album of Inner Trip from Iran. 'Inner Trip' is the musical solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician), on which he started to work since the spring 2011.

The project's musical genre was based on cinematic soundtracks in which there were multiple influences from other genres like 'Modern classical', 'Ambient', 'Electronic', 'Trip Hop'. However, Saman N's unique style of musicality also made 'Inner Trip' an "Experimental" project in the sense of musical genre. Beside of transferring his sole feelings to the audience, Saman N has quoted attempts to produce a music which could create strong visualizations for them.

'Inner Trip' started with the production of 'Somewhere Near The Pulse' album which was composed, recorded and produced from winter 2010 to summer 2011, an album with seven tracks and 46:49 length.

It is an album with seven pieces based-on cinematic and emotional atmosphere with lots of strange musical elements which are gathered to depict a dreamy dramatic story. He says “It's like a prophecy because there is no flat line to follow, no definite structure but that's all about a way to represent an inner world while strings, drums, woodwinds and electronic sounds combine to make a wide scene in the front of listener.”

As Saman N. quoted that during the production of "Somewhere Near The Pulse", he always tried to free himself by listening solely to the inspirations inside him and allowed these elements to shape his music as it should be. Therefore, he has called this album as an interesting risk in his artistic profile. Close your eyes , turn up the volume a bit and let the dreams began, have a good trip!

REVIEWS

Foxy Digitalis / Steve Dewhurst

Fluttery Records is releasing a wide range of adventurous music from across the globe. The label has got Greek post-rock (Sleepstream), free noise from Tokyo (the fascinatingly titled |˟˟|, which translates as ‘Gate’), electronica from St. Petersburg (Open Work Stocking) and cross-country experimental (Draff Krimmy) that results from collaborations between “members” who have never before met in person.

Inner Trip is Saman N, a one-man project based out of Tehran and he makes huge, glossy soundtracks to imaginary movies. The press release talks about the music’s ability to create visuals for the listener and it certainly does its job in that sense. From the cover image inwards, there’s an element of Hollywood Blockbuster about it all – the production values are high, the rough edges non-existent and the overall sound bombastic and widescreen. Despite the artist speaking about “[freeing] himself by listening solely to the inspirations inside him and [allowing] these elements to shape his music” and the album’s title hinting at it having been channelled from deep within, the music comes across as anything but personal. Instead these instrumentals are big, lavish crescendoing things that are more science fiction than intimate human drama. The drums are massive throughout, often clattering in to push a song on to its next movement. “Eltanin And Old Melodies” (the title itself sits uncomfortably on the fence between the enormous and the quaint) begins life as a series of synthesized strains before a gleaming guitar line and some twangy bass work take it into the realms of 1980s passion flick, all billowing curtains and the ocean reflected on muscular writhing backs. By the end there are strings, drums, piano, synths and even a glitchy electronic break down – in other words it’s a bit Jean-Michel Jarre. In places it actually reminded me a bit of Rangers if Joe Knight had won on the Lotto and jazzed his gear up a bit. Well okay, a lot. Not that Somewhere Near The Pulse isn’t impressive – that Saman N made all this alone is a feat to be admired and he’s nothing if not proficient – but it’s hard to reconcile it with notions of “inner worlds” and “his sole feelings” when it all smacks so heavily of studio wizardry. Elsewhere ‘Moonlight And Her Shoulder’ gets off to a suitably smouldering start and the elemental ‘Labyrinth’ darkens the tone with a series of drips and distant voices. This and ‘Eternity’ are the only tracks on the album that avoid the dramatic crescendo treatment and are stronger (if slightly less stirring) for it, leaving the listener to make visual decisions for themselves without the overblown sonic prompts. Maybe I’m wrong and Saman N actually made this all at home in his bedroom. If so, he’s got one hell of a bedroom.

Hypnagogue

When “Eltanin and the Old Memories,” the opening track of Inner Trip’s debut release, Somewhere Near the Pulse, glides into a bit of spy-movie-theme song cool, complete with that ever-present twangy guitar sound that apparently accompanies anyone engaged in espionage, it’s clear where the inspiration is coming from and what Inner Trip has planned. Although the Fluttery Records web site notes Somewhere Near the Pulse as post-rock with influences of modern classical and trip hop, I think it’s more contemporary instrumental, and distinctly pushed in the direction of soundtrack material. The stories are very strong here. Inner Trip’s tones and emotions are evocative, and you may find yourself setting up scenes in your head. My mental camera eases across a snow-coated wood when I hear “The Pulse of Nature”; “Moonlight and Her Shoulders” moves from contemplation to reconciliation; “Labyrinth” paces a small, untidy room, knowing something is about to happen–and expecting the worst. Iranian artist Saman N. handles all his instrumentation, whether acoustic or electronic, superbly. The mix is seamless and the range is impressive. He gets bonus points for closing out the disc with the scaled-back atmosphere of “Eternity.” After six larger and bolder pieces, he lays out a sparse, tenuous stretch of sound on the edge of ambient, again showing that mix of solid and synthetic–and once more loading it with feeling. A single, well-spaced and understated thump of percussion ominously marks the passage of time. Somewhere Near the Pulse is a very good debut that speaks of more good work to come from Inner Trip.

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Release Date:  December 01, 2011
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18 Sep 2012

Inner Trip’s sophomore album: Initiate

Inner Trip continues the journey with his sophomore album. Nine pieces from nine different lands of music make the second album of Inner Trip which entitled “Initiate”. In a closer view, the album is based on electronic and ambient atmosphere with some touches of oriental music. Although there are two songs with vocals, “Initiate” is almost an instrumental album.

Inner Trip’ is the solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician) formed in 2011. Saman lives in Iran. With his debut album “Somewhere Near The Pulse” he has overcome the prejudice and made a good start on his musical journey. The album received good response from the followers of our label.

The project’s musical genre was based on cinematic soundtracks in which there were multiple influences from other genres like ‘Ambient’, ‘Electronic’, ‘Trip Hop’. However, Saman N’s style of musicality also made ‘Inner Trip’ an “Experimental” project in the sense of musical genre. Beside of transferring his sole feelings to the audience, Saman N has quoted attempts to produce a music which could create strong visualizations for them.

Saman says “Inner Trip’s dough, imagination and dream, have a bold role on my music. Each track has a deal with my inner fantastic world.” Initiate might be the right choice to discover what lies beneath.

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14 May 2012

Inner Trip is about to finish the new record

Iranian ambient / post-rock / modern classical project Inner Trip about to finish his new record. According to the e-mail we have received from Saman N. (the man behind Inner Trip) the songs are almost finished and he is doing the final mastering.

The album will be entitled “Initiate “. The album will contains 9 Songs with 47:09 total time. We are waiting him to finish the record as much as you do.

Before the new album comes out, enjoy his magnificent debut, Somewhere Near The Pulse.

Here is the possible cover of upcoming album:

23 Feb 2012

Debut comes from Inner Trip, the ambient / post-rock project from Iran

Inner Trip’s cinematic sound travels between various music genres. His debut album Somewhere Near The Pulse is available on Fluttery Records

Saman, Inner Trip

Fluttery Records is the home of many creative artists from all over the world. The label is now releasing the debut album of Inner Trip from Iran. ‘Inner Trip’ is the musical solo project of Saman N (born 1984, graphic artist and musician), on which he started to work since the spring 2011.

He has just released his debut album “Somewhere Near The Pulse“. The album can be streamed free from this link.

The project’s musical genre was based on cinematic soundtracks in which there were multiple influences from other genres like ‘Modern classical‘, ‘Ambient‘, ‘Electronic‘, ‘Trip Hop‘. However, Saman N’s unique style of musicality also made ‘Inner Trip’ an “Experimental” project in the sense of musical genre. Beside of transferring his sole feelings to the audience, Saman N has quoted attempts to produce a music which could create strong visualizations for them.

‘Inner Trip’ started with the production of ‘Somewhere Near The Pulse‘ album which was composed, recorded and produced from winter 2010 to summer 2011, an album with seven tracks and 46:49 length.

It is an album with seven pieces based-on cinematic and emotional atmosphere with lots of strange musical elements which are gathered to depict a dreamy dramatic story. He says “It’s like a prophecy because there is no flat line to follow, no definite structure but that’s all about a way to represent an inner world while strings, drums, woodwinds and electronic sounds combine to make a wide scene in the front of listener.”

 

As Saman N. quoted that during the production of “Somewhere Near The Pulse”, he always tried to free himself by listening solely to the inspirations inside him and allowed these elements to shape his music as it should be. Therefore, he has called this album as an interesting risk in his artistic profile. Close your eyes , turn up the volume a bit and let the dreams began, have a good trip! Recommended if you like artists like Brian Eno, Saltillo, Clint Mansell, Subheim, Field Rotation, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Biosphere.

The album is available on Fluttery Records, a “New home of Post-rockAmbientExperimentalElectronicModern Classical music”. The album is also available on major download stores like iTunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3. All the releases by the label can be streamed free on the site.

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