Atigheh – عتیقه is the third EP from Oxford-based musician Despicable Zee, aka Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, who specialises in leftfield, electronic lo-fi-pop – wonky yet meditative tunes, punctuated by biting rhythms. Now, on Atigheh Reimagined, she brings together a group of musicians as diverse as the songs themselves.
With tracks by Planningtorock, Young Knives, Jack Goldstein, Tiiva and Tiece, Atigheh Reimagined feels as much like a collaboration as a remix, with the songs continuing to teeter between chaos and love. Across releases Despicable Zee has navigated her dual heritage, with samples and lyrics searching out and then putting together a new place of belonging. Now, on Reimagined, those same songs gain a different urgency.
Despicable Zee is a drummer, producer and performer who has been creating music under various aliases for over 15 years. Born and raised in Oxford, she has released four EPs and is currently working towards her debut album.
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What a lineup. So many amazing artists involved in this compilation, and all for a mighty cause too.
On my first play through, so can’t name a favourite yet, but you know your can’t go wrong with Salvation Bill and BE GOOD.
Shout out to Lucy Leave in particular as well, who are shining a light on Oxford’s alternative scene at the moment. Jack Olchawski