Haale (as in halle-lujah or jalepeno), is
a Bronx-born woman of Iranian descent whose name means the 'halo around
the moon.' Her songs are trance-inducing, rhythmically propulsive, and
lyrically engaging tapestries that draws on both Persian mystical and
American psychedelic musical traditions.
She released two
mesmerizing EPs in January 2007:
'Morning' and 'Paratrooper' -- and
spent the year touring across the country and in Europe, at venues such
as the Bonnaroo Festival, SXSW, and the Mimi Festival in France. She
performed at David Byrne's Nonesuch-sponsored series at Carnegie Hall,
recorded with Sean Lennon (on 'Before the Skies'), and shared the stage
with such diverse artists as the legendary Hugh Masakela and Odetta.
back at home from touring, Haale and producer/percussionist Matt Kilmer
went to work on their first full-length debut, 'No Ceiling,' to be
released on March 18, 2008. The album features players Shahzad Ismaily,
Mike Gamble, Doug Wieselman, Chris Hoffman, and Johnny Gandlesman and
co-writing by Dougie Bowne.
On the breathtaking full-length
debut, "No Ceiling" Haale explores themes of transformation and
evolution, singing in English and Persian through a riveting soundscape
of percussion, psychedelic guitars, and soaring strings. (haale.com)
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