At the ripe
old age of seven, I was nearly blown away by gusty winds born
over The Gulf that sweep over the city of Khoram-shahr, in the
southern region of the Iranian plateau. I spent my early childhood
in this port city by the turquoise blue waters of the gulf, stretching
all the way to the horizon. My imaginations took flight; I soared
in "Ether," I felt free as a bird. I wanted to create a spaceship
to take me there, where my thoughts found no boundaries. On my
eighth birthday, my father gave me a chemistry set, that tantalized
me beyond description. My enthusiasm overflowed; now I was a scientist.
Really and truly I was immersed in the process of finding the
"Ether," the substance that had eluded discovery for ages.
At the age
of eleven, I embarked upon learning mathematics and logarithm,
and their interrelationship with everyday life and its manifestations.
I was curious, driven to learn and relate the numbers to the many
fields and practices around me. My dreams were taking shape, I
was more methodical, music entered my life, or shall we say I
was given to music. My thoughts took flight, I conducted my first
orchestra in my dreams; to my own total astonishment and amazement.
Music had impacted my life with a bang that I would hear the reverberations
for many years to come.
In 1978 the
destiny took a U-turn; I was sent to England to pursue my education.
I had entered a time warp; I was propelled into an unknown culture
far away from my home and friends. I missed those tropical winds
that were born over the gulf and swept over the city of my birth.
The differences were incalculable, and I was an impressionable
young man in search of his future. Indeed I had stepped into the
domain of the Western World, all unprepared and ready to learn.
I never stopped dreaming, unswervingly and without hesitation
I proceeded with my new life and all its nuances. Upon my return
home, in times of turbulence and cultural revolution I found solace
in working with an old friend KEYVAN TAGHI-POUR, and formed our
first underground band, called "The Human Beast." We dreamed and
played, and played and dreamed endlessly.
In early 1983
I traveled to the United States to continue my education and follow
my dreams. That is precisely what went on, where I bought my first
synthesizer, a Sequential Sixtrack with on board sequencer. I
started sequencing in early 1985, where the dreams became more
pronounced, and the results were more tangible both in dreams
and reality. In late 1988 as fate crossed our paths, one of the
founders of X DOT 25 Music, and I met for the first time, after
a live concert in San Francisco. Our cooperative efforts resulted
in the birth of the Third Millennium Music production.
I began composing
in 1989, and dreams came to fruition through my synthesizers.
The album you are holding in your hand is the culmination of a
long journey through time and the realization of many dreams.
May this music harmonize with your dreams as it has with mine.
Who knows, maybe you and I have had the same dream sometime and
may have been the same person in the "Ether." ... Paiman
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