Ziqr Project brings together acclaimed veteran global music producer and composer JEF STOTT and master musician and composer MAH ZE TAR in collaboration on a fusion of modern cinematic ambient music with the mystical traditions of the Near East.
Working with rich musical traditions on a wide array of instruments from Iran, Turkey and North Africa, played live by both members of the group, the ZIKR PROJECT presents a deep musical journey within each track, evoking the spinning of dervishes, Rumi’s reveries and ancient sacred traditions. This is medicine music for modern mystics.
The mystical ney flute of the Sufi tradition, trance rhythms of ancient ceremony, ambient vocal echoes of distant lands, and the iconic melodies of the oud, rebab and saz come together in harmony with masterful and deep sonic landscapes. The music presented guides us to go deep into meditative space while inviting the somatic body to move along in sacred synchronized movement.
Ishq the first single from ZIKR PROJECT has been explored and expanded through alternative ambient and ecstatic dance remixes covering the wide range of this profound and beautiful mystical music.
Zikr Project: Atlas
Atlas, the third release from Jef Stott and Mah Ze Tar of the Zikr Project is an expansive musical exploration into the trance rhythms and melodies of the deserts of Northern Africa mixed with deep meditative production elements and sound design.
Both tracks feature the ney flute and vocals from Mah Ze Tar and are supported by deep frame drum rhythms and lush cinematic soundscapes from producer Jef Stott.
These evocative tracks are reminiscent of fantasy epics of both the page and the screen with their heroic themes and powerful arrangements.
Atlas is a sonic journey into the mystery and depth of the deserts of our imagination. This is Medicine music for the modern mystic.