1. Out of Silence the One Ran and Returned [2:21]
Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
2. Ustuqus-al-Uss al Avvalin val Akharin [3:13]
Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi, Second guitar solo: Pouyan Khajavi
3. Outer Aeonic Descend [3:02] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
4. My Inner Sun [4:19] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
5. Government [4:19] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
6. Naught Been I Thou [3:28] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
7. My Third Eye [4:20] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
8. Artemis the Huntress [5:39] Composed/Performed: Salim
9. Supreme Grades [4:10] Composed/Performed: Salim Ghazi
Saeedi, Percussion: Shahram Khosraviani
Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin (revisited) Video - 2010 - Salim Ghazi
"In this album I somehow inclined to
jazz fusion and classic instrumentation. I think the eastern “blend”
still dominates e.g. in “Ustuqus-al-Uss-al-Avvalin-val-Akharin”
which I think is the most progressive tune I have ever made (The
second catchy guitar solo is performed by Pouyan). Some songs are
extremely personal e.g. “Naught been I thou” which is a off-beat
jazzy with unusual dance elements… These songs are my utmost fears
and hopes - to a degree that made me mute from communicating by
words. And thus they become instrumental sounds…"
Progarchives.com interview with
"a poem in music consisting of 9 strophes"
"Salim Ghazi Saeedi is simply, in my view, the nimblest and most inventive speed
freak guitarist of our times, and by far."
Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review, Gnosis2000, Richard Poulin, Jun 2011
Without ever becoming
predictable, and taking care to add in the odd dissonant or arhytmic segment,
the gritty guitars and swirling violins create stunning contrasts..." Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review, Progarchives.com, Windhawk, Sep 2010
is like the Arabian Nights in Rock music format"
"Ustuqus-al-Uss wirkt wie die Musik zu Tausendundeiner Nacht im Rockforma" -Ustuqus-al-Uss Album Review, Ragazzi Webzine, Volkmar Mantei, Jun 2011
"A recommended album for any
fan of Progressive Rock in the sense of the word."
"Un album recommandable pour tout fan d'un Rock Progressif dans le sens premier
du terme." -Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, Music Waves webzine,
Mr. Blue, Jun 2011
"It’s pretty close to having it’s own genre." -Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, ProgNaut webzine, Lee Henderson,
chamberensemblewith occasionalavant-gardeandmetalinsertions...Beautiful, original music!"
"Ein Ein-Mann-Ethno-Kammerensemble mit gelegentlichen avantgardistischen und
metallischen Einschüben... Schöne, originelle Musik!" -Ustuqus-al-Uss Review, Babyblaue, Jochen Rindfrey, Apr 2012