Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily - Love in Exile - Artists Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily Genre Ghazal, Minimal, Neo Classical Release Date 24 Mar 2023 Cat No. 4896765 Format 2 x 12" Vinyl - Decca (UMO) / Jazz / Verve - Decca (UMO) / J - Vinyl Record

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily - Love in Exile

LABEL:   Decca (UMO) / Jazz / Verve

ARTISTS: Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily
RELEASE DATE: 2023-03-24
FORMAT: 2 x 12" Vinyl
STYLE: Ghazal, Minimal, Neo Classical

Vocalist Arooj Aftab, the first Pakistani to win a Grammy, wows audiences worldwide with her mesmerizing live shows; MacArthur genius and Grammy nominee Vijay Iyer is one of today’s most influential pianists; multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily’s sensitivity and technical acumen has made him a legend among musicians like the late Lou Reed for whom he was a session player. Together the three players merge to create a singular, gorgeous sound. Their new collaborative album Love In Exile  asks you to step inside its sense of time, to stretch out alongside these delightful and unhurriedly unfolding songs. Profound impact is achieved with minimal instrumentation: Vijay Iyer on pianos and electronics, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Moog synth, and Arooj Aftab’s exquisite Urdu vocals. Subtle musical interrelationships build into moments of deeply felt drama. Shimmering keyboard melodies and stirring vocals, earthy basslines, and hypnotic drones: together they create an album of stunning gravitas and beauty.


1. To Remain/To Return (9:19)

2. Haseen Thi (12:09)

3. Shadow Forces (14:11)

4. Sajni (8:15)

5. Eyes of the Endless (14:50)

6. Sharabi (13:42)

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