Racing Shiva Records. An American record label by Shahram Shiva.


Catalog: Racing Shiva 002
Title: LOVE EVOLVE
Subtitle: Original Songs & Rumi Inspirations
Produced by: Danny Blume and Shahram Shiva
Release: 2012

Catalog: Racing Shiva 001
Title: RUMI: Lovedrunk - Remastered
Subtitle: 10 Favorite Rumi Songs
Produced by: Olivier Glissant and Shahram Shiva
Release: Reissue 2012

LOVE EVOLVE is Shahram Shiva's latest album of transformative songs. It is a multi-genre CD with mind-altering lyrics by Shahram Shiva.

LOVE EVOLVE blends chill-out and dance music with yoga and spiritual transformation.

LOVE EVOLVE features new original lyrics and some of Shahram Shiva's favorite Rumi poems.

Blending elements of rock, dance, groove based, ambient, electronic and acoustic with the hypnotic voice of Shahram Shiva, this beautiful and unusual album is an anthem for progressive minds and spirits that yearn to constantly evolve and an empowering experience of love, beauty, freedom, self acceptance, wisdom and joy.

Shahram Shiva began the LOVE EVOLVE project with a very specific vision of a mixed-genre album. LOVE EVOLVE includes 10 songs (5 original lyrics and 5 Rumi songs) and features several musical disciplines, including rock (Control, Love Evolve), acoustic (This is Enlightenment), groove based (Love's Touch, Be Guiltless, Light + Dark = One), dance (No Religion, Dance Universe), hip hop (Go Back to Sleep) and ambient (I Have Come to Shine).

CREDITS:
Spoken Verse: Shahram Shiva
Guitars, Bass, Synth, Programming & Mixing: Danny Blume
Musser Vibraphone, Yamaha C1 Upright Piano, Moog 3p Modular, Arp 2500 Modular, Synton Syrinx & EMS Putney: David Baron
Additional Vocals: Simi Stone (aka Simi Sernaker)
Concert Flute, Bamboo Flute & Trumpet: John Ragusa
Cello: Jane Scarpantoni
Drums & Electric Djembe: Alex Alexander
Drums & Percussion: Ben Perowsky

PRODUCTION:
LOVE EVOLVE is Produced by the multiple GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY Award-winner Danny Blume and Shahram Shiva.

Recorded and mixed by Danny Blume, Woodstock, NY
Mastering by The Isokon, Woodstock, NY

GRAMMY CONSIDERATION:
We are very honored to report that LOVE EVOLVE is being considered for GRAMMY nomination in a few categories.

SONG LIST:
1. This Is Enlightenment
Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva

2. Love Evolve
Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva

3. Be Guiltless
Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva

4. No Religion
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

5. Control
Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva

6. Light + Dark = One
Original lyrics by Shahram Shiva

7. Dance Universe
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

8. Love's Touch
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

9. Go Back To Sleep
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

10. I Have Come To Shine
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

RUMI: Lovedrunk is a groundbreaking audio project that features several talented musicians from Persia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S., and includes original compositions by Olivier Glissant and Michael Harrison. It is the most celebrated project on Rumi.

RUMI: Lovedrunk blends the exotic and the meditative with hip grooves and inventive arrangements and the deep, resonant and hypnotic voice of Shiva.

Rumi is the greatest exponent of the ecstatic intoxication of sacred love. Shahram Shiva, award-winning Rumi translator, performer and author, captures the essence of the poet's message through his passionate performances. This union of spoken verse and world music melds magic with love.

This meticulously composed and produced CD is much more than a “Spoken Word” project and can be listened to both for the beauty and power of Rumi’s words, as well as for the captivating and inspiring mood of the music and poetic images. It is the uncompromising artistic statement of three diverse and committed artists.

This unique CD has crossover potential and will appeal to many markets including: Pop, World Music, New Age, Spoken Word, Self Help & Healing, Poetry & Rumi Enthusiasts.

CREDITS:
English & Persian Spoken Verse: Shahram Shiva
Synth, Programming: Olivier Glissant
Vocals, Harmonium, Tambura: Michael Harrison
Vocals, Classical Persian Instruments, Ney, Tar, Sehtar, Kamanche: Reza Derakhshani
Persian Percussion, Daf, Zarb: Saam Schlamminger
Base Flute, Bamboo Flute: John Ragusa
G
uitar: Robert Gomez
Drums: RA Fish (Track 8)

PRODUCTION:
RUMI: Lovedrunk is Produced by Olivier Glissant and Shahram Shiva.
Recorded by Olivier Glissant, Black Salt Studios, NYC
Mixed by Hector Castillo, Looking Glass Studios, NYC
Mastering by The Isokon, Woodstock, NY

SONG LIST:
1. Love Said To Me
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

2. Lovedrunk
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

3. You Worry Too Much
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

4. Lover Me
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

5. I Saw Goodness Getting Drunk
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

6. I've Got You Now
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

7. Seven Pearls
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

8. Gathering Of Lovers
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

9. A Time For Madness
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

10. Invocation
Rumi poem translated by Shahram Shiva

LOVE EVOLVE is the second album in our planned love-themed trilogy, the first being the celebrated RUMI: Lovedrunk.

RUMI: Lovedrunk is the first album in our planned love-themed trilogy, the second being LOVE EVOLVE.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, author, recording artist, teacher of advanced spirituality and an award-winning translator of Rumi. He is known for rich and entrancing concerts and performances and captivating talks and lectures.

Contact & Booking:
info@rumi.net

Music Publishing:
Racing Shiva Records
info@rumi.net

Music Licensing:

www.ShahramShiva.com