Si vous reconnaissez cette voix, c’est normal. Vous l’avez entendu sur les mélodies de Vampire Weekend, dont Rostam était le fondateur et qu’il a quitté début 2016. En solo donc, et fort de ses origines iraniennes, le multi-instrumentiste et producteur de talent nous offre une expérience introspective brute, vraie, sensuelle et enivrante, au travers de son premier album Bike Dreams. @Pitchfork
Half-Light, the debut album from Rostam, was released September 15, 2017, on Nonesuch Records. Rostam is known for his work in Vampire Weekend and produced each of their three albums. His kaleidoscopic debut album features fifteen songs that were written, produced, and performed by Rostam in his Los Angeles home studio.
« It wasn’t until I had almost finished this album and I was trying to decide what I should call it that I took the time to look up the word ’half-light,' » Rostam says of the album’s title. »That lyric, and a large part of that song, had come to me in a stream of consciousness sitting in front of a piano years ago, captured in a voice memo on my phone. I had never stopped to figure out what that word meant exactly. But when I read its definition, and found that it had a double meaning—that it referred to both dawn and dusk—I started to think of how those times of day are part of so many lyrics on this album.