“City of Leaves” from Internationally Celebrated Innovative Vocalist Sussan Deyhim on Sale Digitally July 19th 2011

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Latest Release from Braveheart Musical Inspiration Award Winner Available on iTunes

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Sussan Deyhim is one of Iran's most potent voices in exile for the simple reason that she possesses a marvelously potent voice.
- Los Angeles Times

“City of Leaves” from internationally renowned vocalist, composer, dancer and performance artist: Sussan Deyhim, will be released digitally on July 19th on Venus Rising Records. Winner of the 2010 Braveheart Musical Inspiration Award, Deyhim’s latest release features appearances from acclaimed artists Richard Horowitz, Bill Laswell and DJ Spooky.

“City of Leaves” from Iranian-born Deyhim will take you on a magical journey to an entirely new musical experience. Sussan Deyhim’s profoundly moving fusion of traditional orchestrations, Western vocal technique and the mysticism of Middle Eastern music offer audiences a rare taste of the sublime. Known internationally known for creating a unique sonic and vocal language imbued with a sense of ritual and the unknown – Deyhim’s music remains true to the spirit of her ancient heritage while pointing to the future with a very personal and poetic dramatic sensibility.

“City of Leaves is code for an uninhibited sonic journey, to where the music can take you,” says Deyhim. "It derives from my love for many brilliant vocal traditions of the East and the West, from the old to the new, from young to not so, from intuitive to deeply pensive -- for the monk and the punk.”

“Sussan Deyhim is one of Iran's most potent voices in exile for the simple reason that she possesses a marvelously potent voice. She wails and coos and ululates, the sound of the soul in translation. When she sings low and gravelly, she transforms herself into an earthy, erotic chanteuse. When high, she flies free with the birds. Her country, where she cannot return, now discourages music. Maybe the time has come for her bigger musical guns.”

  • Los Angeles Times

Sussan Deyhim has been at the forefront of innovative music internationally for over two decades. Deyhim's music combines extended vocal techniques, digital processing, and the ancient mysticism of Middle Eastern music to create a deeply moving fusion of East and West. Throughout her illustrious career, Deyhim has collaborated with a variety of artists from across the spectrum of contemporary art including Branford Marsalis, Jerry Garcia, Doug Wimbish, Adrian Sherwood and The Blue Man Group among others. In addition, she has appeared on numerous film soundtracks including Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ” and Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday” among many others.

Sussan will be performing at Grand Performances in Los Angeles August 13th. For ticketing information, please visit: http://www.grandperformances.org.

For additional information please visit: http://sussandeyhim.com/

To preview the album, click here: http://bit.ly/cityofleaves

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