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Hamid Saeidi, Lili Haydn, Itai Disraeli & M.B. Gordy
Praise for OPIUM MOON:
"It's a rare pleasure to find music that gives me pause, slows me down from the daily deluge and gives me a moment to think. That's exactly what happened when I first heard "Caravan" from Opium Moon's self-titled, debut album. This music with violin, santur (a hammered dulcimer,) ancient percussion and bass is spacious and timeless." - Bob Boilen, NPR Music
"Descriptors like enchanting, elegant and hypnotic just don’t seem to do justice to Be Why Music’s recent self-titled release of Opium Moon. It is indeed enchanting, elegant and hypnotic, but it’s more. Surely, this is the music drunk bees must hear lolling inside a flower, captives to the warm summer sun and soothing breeze surrounded and infused by drugging fragrance. Finding your inner drunk bee is no further than a listen to this extraordinary CD." - World Music Central
"It’s been quite some time since a thoroughly enticing, alluring and totally engaging album has come my way. Throw yourself into the spirit of Opium Moom and you’ll be lifted by spirit in every imaginable way!" - Lloyd Barde, Common Ground
"Enchanting music that sounds contemporary but has ancient roots...powerful...aches with feeling."
"Opium Moon‘s debut album is the soundtrack to an exotic, hazy, languorous dream, a sensual/spiritual trip into the mystic."
- Steve Hochman, KPCC
"One of the most astonishing, deep & soulful music experiences in recent memory." - KCET
"Opium Moon produces a sound that’s biblical yet carnal...creating a sound like something born from the underlying forces of sensuality." - Malibu Arts Journal
"Opium Moon’s debut album is a sublime and sensual brew of strings, percussion and bass that transports the listener to a musically soulful Shangri-La.” – Victoria Looseleaf, ArtNowLA
"Fluid and hypnotic..." - Santa Monica Argonaut