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Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: Between Two Skies/Towards The Night
Format: Double CD
Label: Digitalis
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Im going to keep this short and sweet. Ilyas Ahmed is incredible. Born in Pakistan and raised in New Jersey, he now plies his trade in Portland, Oregon. Between Two Skies and Towards The Night is where it all began. Released in criminally limited editions of 50 copies each, both albums are now fully remastered by Pete Swanson and repackaged in beautiful gatefold jackets from Stumptown Printers. Also included are extended liner notes from David Keenan. I think he sums up both these albums best: Call it abandon, a facility for letting go, for moving on; either way Ahmeds music is *gone*. And all we have are the recordings, scattered notes to prove that he once existed and felt it all as deeply and miraculously as any of us. And right now, from where Im calling from, I wouldnt ask for anything more. Ahmeds original voice is a welcome addition to an oversaturated aural world. He has gone on to put out numerous self-released CD-Rs as well as a new CD/LP on Time-Lag. But in the beginning there were these. What Between Two Skies and Towards The Night make crystal clear is that his vision and his voice were there from the very beginning."-Digitalis

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: Between Two Skies/Towards The Night
Format: Double LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Pakistani-born musician Ilyas Ahmed traffics a sound that borders on the folk/drone/raga/rock axis, one that Scottish critic David Keenan has called gone. Currently residing in Portland, OR, Ahmed has released recordings on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Immune Recordings is now proud to present the ultimate edition of these two modern classics presented as a deluxe gatefold double LP. Featuring the original collage artwork printed in full color as well as brand new gatefold artwork created especially for this release by Ilyas Ahmed. The music was meticulously cut to vinyl by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering in Phoenix, AZ and pressed on high quality virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA." - Immune.
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Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: With Endless Fire
Format: Cass
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Since 2005 Ilyas Ahmed has been blurring the folk/drone/raga/rock realms into a sound that is uniquely his own. A string of self-released CDrs in 2005/2006 brought Ahmed immediate attention and he soon released landmark albums on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Ahmeds brand new album With Endless Fire was entirely written, performed and recorded direct to analog tape by Ilyas Ahmed in Portland, OR. It is Ahmeds first album since his 2009 release Goner (Root Strata) and continues the much fuller sound presented there, giving us his unmistakable voice with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonium, organ, and drums." -Immune.

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: With Endless Fire
Format: LP
Label: Immune
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Since 2005 Ilyas Ahmed has been blurring the folk/drone/raga/rock realms into a sound that is uniquely his own. A string of self-released CDrs in 2005/2006 brought Ahmed immediate attention and he soon released landmark albums on Time-Lag, Digitalis, and Root Strata. Ahmeds brand new album With Endless Fire was entirely written, performed and recorded direct to analog tape by Ilyas Ahmed in Portland, OR. It is Ahmeds first album since his 2009 release Goner (Root Strata) and continues the much fuller sound presented there, giving us his unmistakable voice with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonium, organ, and drums." -Immune.

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: Goner
Format: CD
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Portland, Oregon bedroom wanderer ILYAS AHMED emerges from the shadows and offers up his first new batch of songs in some time. Over a year in the making, Goner sees Ahmed telescoping his previous acoustic wanderings into fuzzed out rockers and a hypnotic set of beautifully tight knit nocturnes. The whole things kicks off with a massive rush to the head called "Earn Your Blood," which has Ilyas effortlessly channeling any number of stoned out trajectories found in a Topanga Canyon ditch circa mid 70s. Massive waves of hiss still penetrate the mix, and so do the smeared vocal trails, its just that its all a little more in focus this time around. The comedown into "Exit Twilight" with GROUPER at the helm is a haunting broadcast that will for sure knock around in your skull for days. Edition of 1,000 CDs in an offset buff case with maroon ink." -Root Strata.

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: The Vertigo of Dawn
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Much anticipated first proper release after a string of ear tugging and increasingly impressive private press CDRs. A real shining spirit in these somewhat goofy times of folk-psych abuse, this guy nails it like its in his DNA. Way beyond a simple formula, this is a complete tonal voyage. Opening the album with a dark ritual of dueling reeds and buzzing drones, things then erupt into some seriously burning psych raga excursion built from totally heavy, jamming, acoustic guitar licks, eastern grooving hand percussions, stoned backwards or fuzzed-out electric guitar splatters, and subtle creaky drones. The vocals are nearly unintelligible but swirl beautifully through most songs like floating smoky ripples. Woozy, head-bobbing, and completely there. Yow... Packaged in a matching fabric textured, golden hued, mini LP style gatefold cover with black and blood red printing, plus insert and woven Japanese inner sleeve."- Time Lag

Artist: AHMED, ILYAS
Title: The Vertigo of Dawn
Format: LP
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"LP Version. "Pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl and packaged in a custom fabric textured, golden hued, heavy gatefold cover with black and blood red printing, plus insert. Un-numbered limited edition of 750 copies.Much anticipated first proper release after a string of ear tugging and increasingly impressive private press CDRs. A real shining spirit in these somewhat goofy times of folk-psych abuse, this guy nails it like its in his DNA. Way beyond a simple formula, this is a complete tonal voyage. Opening the album with a dark ritual of dueling reeds and buzzing drones, things then erupt into some seriously burning psych raga excursion built from totally heavy, jamming, acoustic guitar licks, eastern grooving hand percussions, stoned backwards or fuzzed-out electric guitar splatters, and subtle creaky drones. The vocals are nearly unintelligible but swirl beautifully through most songs like floating smoky ripples. Woozy, head-bobbing, and completely there. Yow..."- Time Lag
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