Māh Ze Tār is a musical fusion project by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Maz Karandish. This project was propelled by the vision of fusing traditional Eastern music with modern electronic composition as a form of cultural preservation.
The first project, Liquid Lotus, was an illumination of the possible ways in which musical fusion, inspired by Indian Raga music, could come into form in a way that creates a deeper connection with non-traditional listeners.
The second project, Reeshe (Roots), further expanded this notion and went on to reimagine nostalgic Persian melodies, based in Radif and Maqam, with tasteful electronic additions that create a bridge for the listener. Maz is continuing to breathe new life into the Māh Ze Tār project and is currently working on a few EP’s and Albums with a host of Global Bass Producers such as Balkan Bump, Akriza & Nyrus to name a few. Please follow his journey as he begins a series of releases in the second half of 2023!
“Majnoon” is a Persian folk song grounded in Ethnic Electronic Fusion. Mah Ze Tar brings the haunting melodies of this ancient song to life with a new and exciting presentation featuring the Kamancheh, Ney, and an instrument of his own design called the Mah Ze Tar. These instruments and rich vocal layers are fused with subtle yet colorful electronic pads, sub-bass, and dynamic uplifters and drops. The song is a journey into the ancient past while holding space for the wonders of the future. Majnoon was released on 11/23/2020 and is the single off of “Reeshe (Roots)”, which is a 25 track double album that was released on 12/21/2020.