Aziz Ibrahim’s instrumental compositions would be ideal for a film soundtrack.  For me, the sonic essence of the set was similar to musical pieces by John mclaughlin   of the  Mahavishnu orchestra. The focus of the pieces are conveyed by Aziz’s   guitar flair,  which was integrated into  arrangement   of  strings  from the Manchester Camarata orchestra.  Added to a  mix of  Indian  instruments; sitars, tabla, etc . On one composition Mike Joyce (the Smith’s drummer) anchors his experimental flair (a stack  of affect foot-pedals are prodded) with a mix of  Mancunian grit . ‘From Lahore to Longsight ‘, music scores were inspired by his father’s migration from India in the 1940’s . His father experienced the civil war with Pakistan which effectively   annexed  his Indian home, this led to embarkation on a migration  journey to Longsight in Manchester in the 1950’s. The performance  had a back-drop video of old Indian trains crossing continents towards their destination at Picadilly, Manchester, by curators at Home.

Aziz and his affect pedals! Invigorating for all guitar geeks

He played the base guitar for Mick Hucknall’s Manchester band ‘Simply Red’. Aziz’s  South Asian flair as a guitarist  is pure magic. For one composition Mike Joyce, the Smith’s drummer, anchors his wizardry, (a stack  of foot-pedals create psychedelia) with a mix of  Mancunian grit on percussion.

New Order; The Prisoner set at “Port Merion”

Phil New Order’s new base player who replaced Peter Hook, with Gillian on the keyboard


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