Pari San

Foto von Parissa Eskandari und Paul Brenning, grafisch bearbeitet von Rinatto L-Bank

Pari San symbolize a collision of two worlds. On the one hand there’s microsystems technologist Paul Brenning from Berlin, who grew up listening to classical music and keeps a level head in producing Pari San’s electronic synthesizer realms. On the other hand there’s Iranian-born Parissa Eskandari, who grew up in Düsseldorf and has a more intuitive-emotional approach to music and a voice that oscillates between Oriental and Scandinavian influences.

Iranian flair meets Berlin, rationality meets effervescence, control meets impulsiveness, an eagerness to experiment meets emotionality – Pari San weave an astonishing fabric from all these opposites, a parallel universe of voices, melodies, loops, beats and sounds. Avant-garde and different, sensual and magical, pop and high art all at the same time – somewhere between Fever Ray, FKA Twigs and Björk.

The songs move between hypnagogic avant-garde pop music, artistically arranged vintage R&B and
emotionally sweltering pop electronica, a combination that’s accessible to a wide range of listeners. Beat landscapes, carpets of synthesizer sounds and oppressively deep beats see the boundaries bet-
ween daydream and nightmare blur – into a state of suspension between different worlds.

These days, Pari San live and work in Berlin and are looking back at a series of concerts and very special nights, e.g. at the infamous Fusion Festival, touring Paris, London and Japan or supporting Austra at Berghain and Roisin Murphy at the Tollwood Festival.




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