"This has such diverse influences at work that it could easily have become like a dish with too many ingredients and no restraint in the spicing. Instead it casts a spell all its own". Sydney Morning Herlad's review on "Nim Dong" ★★★★½.
"Eishan Ensemble is a rare attempt in fusing contemporary Persian classical music with modern jazz. While being seemingly disparate traditions, the modal systems of both allow for a flawless combination, as evidenced by the fine compositions on this debut recording" Songlines Magazines UK review on "Nim Dong" ★★★★
Eishan ensemble is the creation of Sydney-based world music specialist Hamed Sadeghi, who plays the Iranian Tar, Setar and Oud. The ensemble, comprised of Hamed Sadeghi on tar, Michael Avgenicos on saxophone, Pedram Layegh on guitar, Elsen Price on double bass and Adem Yilmaz on percussion, presents an original fusion of Eastern and Western musical influences, imbued with a sense of improvisation, tranquility and a reverence for the abstract grandeur of music. The Eishan ensemble draws influence from such world music pioneers, creating works that are richly textured and orchestral in nature. The ensemble’s close attention to nuances of mood, rhythm and structure draws the listener into an experience of tranquility and wonder - akin to that of a film score - demonstrating music’s ability to transcend all barriers of language and culture.