"This album requires no special effort to enjoy. Please seek it out; in an ideal world, it will be heard coming out of car radios and pavement café windows the whole summer long, and beyond. The Quietus
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“A beguilingly unclassifiable mix of traditional roots and crunchy avant-garde sound effects and beats…” 4 stars
The Independent

"Sonic explorer Roshi Nasehi sounds like she's landed in London from outer space. Her unlikely palette of sounds and ideas audibly rip up the rulebooks..."
Featured Artist in PRS M magazine
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"Roshi Nasehi has a seriously affecting, spellbinding voice... Graham Dowdall is the master of understatement"
Q magazine

"10 wunderbaren songs... pop that reveals new facets on every listen" Musikan Sich (Germany)

"Iranian balladry is met with Welsh futurism" Impose (USA)

"The singular musical vision of Welsh-Iranian songbird Roshi Nasehi is demonstrated again on 3 Almonds and a Walnut. Set against piano and some tasteful electronica, her other worldly vocals are wrapped around material as diverse as traditional Iranian folk song, a re-imagined soundtrack to a Mary Pickford silent movie and her own minutely observed ruminations including the atmospheric " Nunhead Cemetery " " Rock N Reel
DJ Mag March 2013
Featured in an article in record collector magazine, Roshi's "Don't breathe it to a soul 7" was chosen by journalist Paul Rigby's 'most wanted' items alongside George Harrison's leather jacket (£90,000-120,000), a fully autographed Beatle notebook (£2,000-3,000), Monkeys authgraphs (£100-£200) and Michael Jackson's hat ($2,298.50)
Record Collector magazine
Mixmag (Feb 2011)
fROOTS (July 2011)
"A voice capable of making a name for Iranian folk music."
The Underground of Happiness
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A simple, delicate and deeply lovely collection of songs that speak directly to the heart and deserve a much wider audience...'
The Art's Desk

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The Sky and the Caspian Sea is a début album that exudes confidence and poise and promises the start of a great future... It really is its own exceptional thing. 4 stars.
New Internationalist Magazine
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... 'The Sky and the Caspian Sea is a captivating album that refuses to be categorized... Entrancing otherworldliness and admirable disregard of conventional song form'.

...'Roshi's magnificent voice's clarity, whose timbre, affection and profundity turn the mere singing exercise into an ultra-sensorial experience, surrounded by magic and transcendence...When identity marks of an oriental culture meet the daily living in a cosmopolitan London, an album is born covered in nostalgia, with a singular beauty, full of introspective out of time moments, and a rare poetic sensitivity. The Sky And The Caspian Sea gets us inside the unique musical world of Roshi, made of amazingly intense cosy and appealing environments. A superb album!'

Domínio dos Deuses (Portugal) Translation by Isabel Freire

"Roshi threads her way through these songs with swanlike grace and imparts a deeply moving sense of spiritual and cultural 'otherness'. Eight of the songs are Roshi's own, the other three being arrangements of traditional Iranian songs. As fine as the latter are, it's the original compositions that strike the hardest. Roshi's voice is a thing of beauty and wonder, airy and floaty yet possessed of an inner toughness"
Originally published in The Sound Projector 19, 2011

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Like her debut from last year, Roshi's songs are an extremely fragile matter, which - I wrote it before- reminds of Kate Bush sometimes therefore - this point taken with a grain of salt- this is, for us Metal-fans, who always had a more or less secret preference for the pop elf. Speaking seriously: it's not hardcore (metal) but very beautiful.

Trust (Germany)
Translation by Heinz Strobl
Roshi Nasehi, made people prick up their ears with her Debut EP- And Stars (2008)... The constant minor contradiction between the simple form and the non-trivial array of emotions and thought make her songs more poetic than others.

Bad Alchemy (Germany)
Translation by Heinz Strobl
'Fitting around some very fine lines between folk, electronica, ambient and classical, Roshi takes traditional Persian songs and gives them a whole new laidback/experimental twist. She also sings her own compositions (in English) with an exceptional voice, and it's all produced by Graham Dids-Gagarin, who's worked with legends such as Nico, John Cale and Pere Ubu. This album is not so much world music as head music: atmospheric, spooky at times but serene with it. It'll make winter a lot more interesting.'

Arash Torabi, 24/7 Magazine ..
Credit to Gagarin for discovering the magnetic voice of Roshi Nasehi who has been delighting the public in obscure London clubs ... There is an aura of nocturnal jazz in the atmospheres of these songs, a mysterious direction that could be used to describe scenes from a David Lynch film.

Roberto Mandolini

Rockerilla Magazine (Italy)
Translation by Amy Kohn
'Roshi prefers to allow the spirit of the songs to speak from the heart thus distilling contrary emotions through subtle inflections, the strongest of which is her disarming fragility...'

RifRaf (Belgium)
(Translation by Helia Samadzadeh
Rock n Reel magazine
For some time now in Britain, there has been a variety of projects involving eastern music and electronics. Roshi Nasehi is the latest striking voice to emerge in this field. Her voice in particular, vibrant, clear and sincere, in combination with electronic effects that give food for perception rather than assaulting the mind, forms the basis of the music on this album. Noise and fizzing sounds, voices heard in the background (Persian radio) - here is the world in which our strange, sensitive and courageous heroine exists and through which she cuts through… And it seems that all this bubbling and melodic droning in the background is indeed the most appropriate accompaniment for ancient poetry sung by this sincere and moving voice. Pars Radio is, primarily, the electronica exponent Graham Dids, aka Gagarin, who has worked with Nico and Pere Ubu. Cellos play an intriguing role in the background, and there are two completely different approaches here, with the classical playing of Rachel Threlfall and the experimental approach of Richard Thomas. The final track features the violin playing of the singer's father, Vahid Nassehi.

Hold The Front Page (Russia)
(Translation by Trefor Goronwy)

At the centre of this understated delight of an album is Roshi Nasehi, born in Wales to Iranian parents. Assembling a studio band around her she offers melancholy torch songs and interpretations of the Iranian folk songs of her youth. On paper, it sounds a bit WOMAD festival but the reality is quite beautiful. The majority of 'The Sky…' plays out like the most tender, intimate moments of Laura Nyro's 'New York Tendaberry' with subtle albeit sumptuous glitchy electronics underpinning it. Roshi's voice is a thing of quivering wonder, especially on the bewitching harmonies that adorn 'The Isle of Eigg' and 'We'll Go Down'.

RH. Flux Magazine
'Stunningly beautiful Welsh-Iranian torch song electronica... Welsh-Iranian singer/songwriter Roshi Nasehi performs regularly in London's more leftfield venues, but nothing could have prepared us for this stone cold classic EP with electronicist Dids (aka Gagrain) alongside multi-instrumentalist Richard Thomas and cellist Rachel Threlfal. 'Night Swimming' could be from a lost David Lynch film, 'Dohktar e Boyerhamdi' and 'Rachid khan' are Iranian folk songs turned to electronica masterpieces and she paces is just the weirdest thing we've heard all month (5/5)

'And Stars' doesn't simply fuse the two cultures Roshi grew up in, but places them side by side in a search for tangents, answers, beauty ... 'And Stars' makes this approach sound extremely convincing. And it certainly helps that she's not waiting for others to come up with the answers, but paying a superb service to the creed of cross-cultural communication with her very own lips.
Tobias Fischer, Tokafi

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'Cultural globalisation has thrown up all sorts of fusions and here we have an Iranian singer born in Wales who combines amongst other things traditional songs from Iran (her country of origin) with European music ... Four little mouthfuls - two Iranian and two of her own songs show a talented songwriter and interpreter for whom surely great things beckon (8/10).'

Ox Magazine (Germany)
'Really rather nice, somewhere between Kate Bush and subdued avant-garde pop. This work has four pieces - two original and two Persian songs which gain a special touch partly because of the Persian singing and partly because of the exotic instruments.'

Trust Magazine (Germany)
(translation Heinz Strobl)

'Since any cultural conception of Iran is dominated by news of politics and nuclear weapons programs, it's refreshing to hear even the briefest of snapshots from its musical scene ... And Stars is an enjoyable and tranquil EP that has the depth to bewitch and move you ' (4/5).

The Skinny (Scotland)

Another girl from Persia is making her voice heard in a beautiful manner. The young lady, with the sweet name of Roshi Nasehi (aka Roshi) introduces us to her universe, tactile and precious...

Les Passions de fab (France)
Translation by Gerladine Mateu
A fine rain falls on the photographs of Twin Peaks. An Exotic electronica, folktronica landscapes. A revival of waltz, accompanying the waltz of images, lights and Iranian sonorities. Sensitive and stripped down electronics leaves space in Rachid Khan, which sounds like a lo-fi interpretation of Siren Song by This Mortal Coil...

Tsugi Magazine (France)

Four great songs, varied in approach, which should work as a great taster for a full-length album.

Vital Weekly (Holland)
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The best Welsh-Iranian ambient electronica torch song with David Lynch atmospheres and very, very beautiful singing of the year

Word magazine (about Night Swimming, one of their 2008 songs of the year)